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You want to help the Ummah, we’ll provide you with the opportunity  | Productive Muslim

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Productive Muslim started as a simple blog driven by Abu Productive’s vision towards inspiring others to lead productive lives. Today, the blog has developed into an established platform on productivity — managed by a virtual team of more than 50 volunteers from around the globe. The website draws 80,000 unique visitors each month, holds a strong social media presence with hundreds of thousands of followers across its various platforms and also caters to Arab, French, Bosnian, Malay and Russian audiences through its translation counterparts.

For three years in a row (2011-2013), has been voted as best blog and/or best group blog in the annual Brass Crescent awards. Productive Muslim has grown from being ‘just a blog’ to a training and consulting organization that also offers training — both online and offline — productivity tools and animations which have been featured on 10 channels worldwide including Al-Majd, Iqraa TV, Islam Channel UK and Al-Resala.

As we continue to grow and consistently seek to reach greater heights, we’re in need of some more helping hands. We’re currently looking for volunteers in the following roles:

  1. Editor
  2. ProductiveMuslimah Editorial Assistant
  3. ProductiveMuslimah Social Media Co-ordinator
  4. Graphic Designer
  5. SEO Specialist
  6. Customer Support

Before we get into details about those roles…

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexibility: You have the freedom to work how you want, where you want. We focus on results.
  • Personal and professional growth: As part of volunteering with Productive Muslim Ltd, you’ll be part of a dynamic ever-growing, ever-learning productive, Muslim team. You’ll gain insights into how decisions are made and some of the major challenges that companies such as ours face, and you’ll be part of the ups and downs of running an online organization.
  • Training: As much as you’re helping us, we want to help you! Our dream for each of our volunteers is that they come out from the experience with as much learning and skills that they can, to put to use for their future work and home life. Therefore, we commit to offer you free or subsidized access to relevant training programs that will improve and add to your current skill set and stand you in good stead for the future.
  • Reward: In this life of inspiring people and turning their lives around for the better and the reward in the next life for the hard work dedicated to Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) pleasure, In sha Allah.

We are also happy to provide you a reference upon successful completion of 6 months working with us.

Which role do you fit?


Productive Muslim is home to some special people who work with contributors to turn rambling ideas into high-quality content with transformative power. We call them editors. If you’re someone who can collaborate with others to produce content that inspires the Ummah, someone who can sense the quality of a piece of writing in your gut, someone who can spot an extra space between a comma and a word from three feet away, someone who loathes mediocre content, and someone who’s itching to mark this entire paragraph with a red highlighter for atrocities that only a true editor at heart would perceive, then we may have a place for you!

You’ll spend your time:

  • Liaising with content contributors to develop suitable content for the Productive Muslim sites
  • Reviewing and editing contributions for substance and quality
  • Developing content to be ready for publishing (incorporate SEO features, appropriate layout and formatting, etc.)
  • Meeting tight and spur of the moment deadlines
  • Actively partaking in online team meetings whenever scheduled
  • Supporting the Content Co-ordinator in producing and managing content
  • Occasionally contributing personally written articles

You’ll be a great fit if you have:

  • High proficiency in the English language (fluency, understanding of grammar rules, clarity etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate with team members and contributors
  • A critical eye and attention to detail for editing
  • Creativity and flair for content topics/ideas
  • Previous editorial experience
  • Prior experience working for an online publication
  • The ability to learn quickly (for various projects)
  • High computer literacy
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to support senior members of staff
  • Willingness to undertake tasks as set by the Chief Editor or other members of team
  • Passion and commitment toward Productive Muslim’s vision and values

Do you have what it takes and are you keen on working with us? Check the “How to Apply” section below.

Productive Muslimah Editorial Assistant

ProductiveMuslimah is the sister side of — literally! We focus on tackling all those issues faced by sisters, mothers, wives, professional Muslimahs and more! Our small but ever-growing team needs an Editorial Assistant who has an eye for great and dynamic content relevant to sisters and their productivity issues. You’ll play an integral role in content development by being the contact point for contributors and ensuring that articles are edited thoroughly in line with our guidelines, so readers feel empowered to make a change in their lives. Your ability to give relevant feedback to authors and work with the rest of the team by being an awesome communicator will be crucial. If you’re a people person then you’ll love to liaise with our writers and work closely with the Content Coordinator who will be responsible for final edits to the article approval process.

You’ll be a great fit if you:

  • Care about productivity and sisters becoming more productive.
  • Have meticulous attention to detail and an eagle eye for errors!
  • Share the passion and values of Productive Muslimah
  • Have a way with words and good command of the English language
  • Can think outside the box and have creative content ideas
  • Are an excellent team player and super organised!
  • Have previous editorial experience
  • Are self-driven and motivated to help others

Do you have what it takes and are you keen on working with us? Check the “How to Apply” section below.

Productive Muslimah Social Media Coordinator

If you’re social media savvy and love sharing good stuff via Facebook and Twitter we want to hear from you! The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for devising the social media strategy for amplifying Productive Muslimah content through various channels and sourcing relevant unique images to accompany posts on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. You will need to have previous experience in social media marketing and excellent knowledge of marketing content effectively. You must be a left-brainer, as you will be responsible for creative thinking and innovative ideas to engage and interact with ProductiveMuslimah followers. You must be available to post regular content daily on ProductiveMuslimah Twitter and Facebook channels, monitor interaction and respond to messages sent via these channels. You will also need to ensure the overall monthly social media calendar, as well as develop strategies to increase followers through social media platforms.

You will be a great fit if you:

  • Are a social media guru
  • Have knowledge of social media marketing
  • Are gifted with excellent communication skills
  • Have a creative flair and innovative thinking
  • Can think outside the box
  • Have outstanding organisational skills
  • Are a great team player
  • Love to help others be productive
  • Have an eye for good content

Do you have what it takes and are you keen on working with us? Check the “How to Apply” section below.

Graphic Designer

Is designing your passion? Do you find yourself unconsciously doodling away at every chance you have an ‘outlet’ (pen/pencil/design software) at hand? Have you always wished you could indulge in it meaningfully? Without feeling like you’re wasting your time?

This just may be your chance!

At Productive Muslim, you’ll spend your time:

  • Supporting the organization in online/offline marketing campaigns by designing suitable posters, infographics/doodles, eBooks, avatars, etc.
  • Maintaining the branding of Productive Muslim in all our online/print material.
  • Providing design input/feedback for major website/app upgrades we conduct.

You’ll be a great fit if:

  • You are passionate about doodling and designing
  • You exude creativity
  • Combined with the first two points, you’re seeking to utilize your talent for a greater purpose: towards making the Ummah productive again
  • You have strong work ethic — sincerity, professionalism and responsibility
  • Look forward to critical feedback on your designs
  • Have an existing portfolio of great designs
  • You have intermediate/advanced proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Are ideally someone with a design studio/career or experience

Do you have what it takes and are you keen on working with us? Check the “How to Apply” section below.

SEO Specialist

Are you obsessed with search engines? If so you are at the right place. We are looking for an SEO Specialist who cares about providing search engines with what they need to rank our website appropriately.

You’ll be spending your time:

  • Optimizing articles using SEO best practices
  • Using Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin
  • Researching the best ways to SEO
  • Making sure our articles /keywords are ranking higher

You’ll be a great fit if:

  • You love SEO
  • You can optimize 5-6 articles from scratch within a week

Do you have what it takes and are you keen on working with us? Check the “How to Apply” section below.

Customer Support

We’re looking for a super-friendly, efficient volunteer who’d help us stay in touch with our customers/clients and partners and deal with their day-to-day queries. Your main responsibility is to ensure that our customers/clients and partners are happy with Productive Muslim Ltd and to show that we care about them and that we go the extra mile for them.

You’ll be spending your time:

  • Answering queries from students/partners/clients who contact us via e-mail, the website, social media and any other platform within 24-48 hours.
  • Impress our students/partners/clients with detailed, timely responses and excellent customer service skills.
  • Flag e-mails that need a direct response from Abu Productive or other team members and follow up on responses.
  • Proactively develop and execute enchanting experiences for our customers/partners/clients via a dedicated budget setup for this purpose.
  • Attend online Skype meetings with team members when required

You’ll be a great fit if you have/are:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Extremely positive attitude
  • Ability to tactfully and truthfully deal with complaints or disappointed customers
  • Able to think of crazy, creative, cool ideas to impress our customers
  • Computer-literate and fast with e-mails/social media
  • Ability to respond to e-mail/queries within 24 hours
  • Experience in customer support
  • Shared vision for Productive Muslim Ltd
  • Continuous learner

How to Apply

If you have the skills we’re looking for and are motivated to work with our dynamic team of volunteers, please fill out the form below.

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Deadline for applications: 14th December, 2013

What to Expect
Sent in your application? Great! Our team will conduct a short-listing process after 14th December, 2013If your application has been shortlisted, you will be contacted for an online interview within a few days. Although we would love to respond personally to each and every proactive individual who applies, the large volume of applications we receive usually prevents us from doing so. We thank you for your patience and understanding.



Is this a paid position?

No, the position is an unpaid, voluntary one. The Productive Muslim Team is a big team of dedicated volunteers :)

How is the training conducted?

The training will be held online by the team heads.

Where are you located?

Productive Muslim is a global team with members in countries including US, Canada, UK, UAE, Bosnia, France, Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia. All our work is conducted online, hence you can be anywhere in the world to apply for the positions above.

How are teams structured?

Productive Muslim is structured into four teams — Admin, IT, Marketing & Sales and Research & Content. Each team has a Head, who reports directly to the founder of Productive Muslim.

I can’t seem to fit the role description above, but I still want to join the Productive Muslim team. What do I do?

Keep an eye on our website. As we’re growing, Alhamdulillah, we often have openings on the team.

But I’d like to join Productive Muslim NOW!

Send us an e-mail through the “Contact Us” page and tell us your skills and strengths. Better yet, send us your resume explaining exactly how you’ll help us.