We are looking for someone who loves writing and enjoys simplifying technical subjects like rocket science so much that a 6-year-old would understand.
If you can tell a good story that can keep people captivated and give them a laugh or two, you have what it takes. Most importantly we would love to chat with you if you have a healthy dose of wit up your sleeve.
The role is an internship role so you don’t need to have prior work experience. Although your writing and storytelling have to be impressive. You would really help us if you apply only if you are certain your writing is worth a thing.
We work primarily onsite at our office in Lagos (Lekki) from 9–5 every day, so you would have to be prepared to come to the office every day. And if you say oh, what about COVID, we are all working from home right now but we are firm believers in the human race and our ability to overcome this. So in a matter of time, we would be working from the office again seeing beautiful faces.
We always and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and identities to apply. With each new hire, we look to diversify, strengthen our team and be more purposeful about building our culture. On the other hand, we look to give you the opportunity to grow, do the most impactful work of your life tackling problems that matter while being happy doing it.
About the Job
The content has be relatable and interesting to read with a spot of humour. You would also optimise the content for search and engagement. We are big on measurement so tracking the success of every piece of content you create is important to us.
Its an internship position so it’s going to be a journey of learning, you need to be comfortable dealing with feedback and possibly re-writing an article multiple times.
This role is central to our vision for the future and you will be at the forefront of bringing that future to life via the content you create.
Here’s an example of what your day to day at Quidax might look like
- Identify customers’ needs and gaps in our content and recommend new topics
- Curate, research and write industry-related topics for the Quidax blog
- Copy optimisation for content marketing
- Conduct simple keyword research and use search engine optimisation best practice to increase web traffic
- Management of Quidax content assets
- Proofread and edit blog posts before publication
- Enter into a race with the non-existing office tortoise
- Critic the office colours
It differs from day-to-day.
We are a company of learners in a lot of ways. We don’t expect you to be perfect so we would prefer if you were hungry and willing to learn. We like humble people too.
We are looking for people who are driven, patient and empathetic. We are looking for the kind of person who a reader would say your writing is rubbish and I can’t understand. Instead of taking offence (actually, it’s okay to take a little bit of offence, we are humans) but the larger response would be to check yourself and your article to see where you might have gone wrong and what you can do to make it right.
We are very big on discipline as one of our core values, because we believe it is the soul of an army and it can make great things happen in the long run. So we have rules that have consequences attached to them and then we encourage everyone to govern themselves to do what is required and go over and beyond in service of our customers
We are big on openness and candour in the workplace, so if you see something that doesn’t make sense, it is your responsibility to say so. We are not afraid to disagree and argue about things so far we are doing it with the purpose of bringing out the best idea and not bringing people down.
We also like to have fun, we can look quite chilled, our interviews can be really great and funny experiences if you are not too wound up, we try to make you loosen up in the first couple of minutes and just have a conversation and not just give generic interviewy answers, we hate those. We are fans of alcohol and the parties (after work hours) so if your thing is shots, beer or both, you are in good company and we know a great catfish plug.
We are a cryptocurrency company, building to be the most influential crypto company in Africa, but it isn’t a crime to not know jack about cryptocurrency, every single person here learnt on the job and we are more than happy to teach.
We are a cryptocurrency exchange that makes it easy for individuals and businesses to buy and sell cryptocurrency using their local currency. We also enable fintechs to provide cryptocurrency-related services to their customers through our API thereby making it possible for your customers to buy, sell, send, receive or store crypto.
We are currently in Nigeria and we are building for Africa.
Our vision to create a world where sending money and value around the globe is as easy as sending a text message and we believe this future is going to be brought to you courtesy digital currencies.
Our core values are
- Simplicity: as the sign of great understanding and empathy
- People: investing in our people and making the work experience a remarkable one
- Integrity: being true & honest; to ourselves and those counting on us
- Customers: the reason we exist because customers exist so we love and respect them
- Excellence: doing things in a first-class way, going above and beyond.
- Discipline: leadership and doing what you say you would, no matter how we feel.
About Pay and Benefits:
We pay very competitively in the Nigerian market for the matched experience and role.
Our benefits include health insurance, 4 weeks PTO, free lunch, we have a book club, and also a front-row seat to the biggest thing in finance in the last 100 years. You also have a company that cares about you and your well being, wants to do everything to ensure that your life inside and outside work is the most satisfying it can be.
How to Apply
What’s important to use is that you can write and tell a good story. Our application looks to test your writing skills upfront so you would need to write 2 articles.
The first article should be on a social issue; it could be on gender imbalance, education, poverty or any social issue you maybe passionate about. While the second article is a fiction piece and we would love to see your sense of humour play up here.
For both submissions, originality and simplicity are key but the articles should reveal your wittiness. Each of the articles should be no more than 500 words.
We are excited and look forward to your application.