The Huffington Post Is Hiring A Reporter Based in Istanbul, Turkey

Like the other imperial mosques in Istanbul, the mosque itself is preceded by a monumental courtyard (avlu) on its west side.
Like the other imperial mosques in Istanbul, the mosque itself is preceded by a monumental courtyard (avlu) on its west side. The courtyard at the Süleymaniye is of exceptional grandeur with a colonnaded peristyle with columns of marble, granite and porphyry. At the four corners of the courtyard are the four minarets, a number only allowable to mosques endowed by a sultan (princes and princesses could construct two minarets; others only one). The minarets have a total of 10 galleries (serifes), which by tradition indicates that Suleiman I was the 10th Ottoman sultan. The main dome is 53 meters high and has a diameter of 27.5 meters. At the time it was built, the dome was the highest in the Ottoman Empire, when measured from sea level, but still lower from its base and smaller in diameter than that of Hagia Sophia. Interior Interior of the Süleymaniye. The interior of the mosque is almost a square, 59 meters in length and 58 meters in width, forming a single vast space. The dome is flanked by semi-domes, and to the north and south arches with tympana-filled windows, supported by enormous porphyry monoliths. Sinan decided to make a radical architectural innovation to mask the huge north-south buttresses needed to support these central piers. He incorporated the buttresses into the walls of the building, with half projecting inside and half projecting outside, and then hid the projections by building colonnaded galleries. There is a single gallery inside the structure, and a two-story gallery outside.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Position Type: Full Time

About the Role: The Huffington Post is looking for a reporter who is fluent in Arabic and English to embed with the HuffPost Arabi team in their Istanbul office. This journalist will monitor Arabic-language coverage of the Middle East in order to create English-language multimedia content including -- but not limited to -- hard news, analysis, features, expert interviews, timelines, infographics, viral content, photo posts and videos. The reporter will work alongside the HuffPost Arabi team, often to co-byline pieces, and report back up to the HuffPost team in the United States to supply coverage for our 14 editions around the globe in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, France, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Maghreb, Spain, the United Kingdom and the U.S.

Requirements for Success:
* Fluent in Arabic and English
* Follow major developments in the Middle East and North Africa; be equally passionate about international affairs and the latest social media buzz.
* Have rock-solid news judgment. Know when a story matters, when it doesn't -- and why.
* Have a high-level hoax detector, a healthy dose of skepticism and steadfast gut instincts. Know how to spot an imposture or spin from a mile away.
* Be level-headed during even the most fast-moving, high-pressure news events.
* Write and edit impeccably. Honor the value of clarity, accuracy and speed.
* Always, always, always strive to move a story forward.
* Use videos, images, graphics and interactives as key tools. Have a demonstrated track-record of visual storytelling.
* Understand how to write an engaging story that gets to the core of who, what, when and why it matters. Spot little details that make a story stand out.
* Obsess over new storytelling techniques. Experiment and innovate.
* Use analytics tools to spot trends.
* Know how to craft a shareable and clickable headline.
* World news doesn’t follow office hours. Know that going in and be willing to follow an important storyline when necessary.
* Be able to balance both daily and enterprise projects.
* Be a team player and a joy to work with. Teamwork is core to who we are at HuffPost.

Interested? Email a resume and cover letter to with "World Reporter - MIddle East" in the subject line.

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