Ga Cultural Assistant
(part time or full time)
You must know how to negotiate with Ga priests, wulomei and all types of local Ga leaders, as well as Ga gods and ancestors. You must be able to set up meetings and interviews with them and accurately interpret and translate what they say into clear English. Both your spoken and written English must be impeccable.
You must be interested in, open-minded and respectful, but unafraid, of spiritual matters. You must be smart, resourceful, self-motivated, hardworking, able to work flexible hours and meet tight deadlines.
You will be tested to see if you have basic research and writing skills. If you want to work full-time you would also need to have general IT skills, including the ability to record and mix audio.
To apply, send a CV and short cover letter to email@example.com
I am a crusty old English/German journalist based in and around Africa for 30 years. I settled in Accra a couple of years ago to produce a series of investigative radio documentaries showing relationships between visible and invisible worlds in Ghana.
At our office at Hechtech House in Osu, we also undertake corporate investigations and manage three guest rooms and an event space.
for interview write ups
We need people who can accurately write up audio recordings of conversations about all sorts of subjects that are often technical and complex.
If you are looking to improve your reporting skills, this work is good basic training. And if you get good at it you can earn some money.
But you have to be able to listen and interpret very carefully, your English language skills must already be impeccable and you must be able to format MSWord to our exact specifications. We will be editing what you do very carefully. If you rush and report incorrectly what you hear or leave out something important, we won’t be using you again any time soon. Its a matter of trust.
If you get good, you will eventually earn 100 cedis for an interview that is 20 minutes or less, or that takes up to four pages or less. If your work is poor and we have to spend a lot of time redoing it then you will earn as little as 30 cedis.
Email us if you would like to take a test to see if you qualify: firstname.lastname@example.org
(If your submission is poorly written or includes typos you will be disqualify. Sorry, but this is all we will have to judge you by at first).