We are looking for
Someone who can type
and help us digitize offline content
Someone who can design
and create awe-inspiring visuals
Someone who can edit
and polish the manuscripts
Someone who can market
and help us amplify our reach
The applications for the year 2017 are now closed. They will re-open again in Sep 2018.
If Selected, Here Is What We Expect From You
What will I be doing?
You will be working with our core team and help us speed up our day-to-day operations. We will assign you weekly goals which you must meet to stay in the program.
How will you measure my performance?
You are required to INVEST 500 hours in 100 days with 80% efficiency to successfully graduate from the program. If you fail to achieve this minimum performance criteria, you will not be acknowledged as a Literary Fellow.
What is the nature of job?
This is work-from-home type program. You can be based ANYWHERE in Pakistan. All we require is for you to be willing to put your blood and sweat to achieve the goal, i.e. to help the writers make a decent living through their skills.
You will report daily to your captains about the work you did. If you fail to meet the 80% performance efficiency, you will be knocked out from the program.
TEDx speaker, award winning debater and the youngest Pakistani free verse poetry writer. We hired her as Director PR after her graduation.
Details About Program
This time we are going to actively work in this domain. Our objective is to publish 100 books in 100 days. For this, we will be making teams who will find Urdu writers, bring them to Qissa and help them publish their work.
Each team would have five members
- A team lead from Daastan who would be your captain
- Someone who can type Urdu manuscripts
- Someone who can design Urdu covers
- Someone who can edit Urdu content
- Someone who can market them
We, as a platform will provide resources, training and connections and the team will be responsible for achieving the goals assigned to them.
Mainly, we need help here in two (02) areas — Editing and Marketing. Our core focus would be to fill in the lacking resources. However, if you have something else to offer which can add value to our platform, we would love to hear it about that.
Note: If you can help us get regional content like Pashtu, Punjabi, Saraiki etc. then APPLY NOW! We need you.
Applications, interviews, selection and team formation.
Oct’17 – Nov’17
Selected teams will work to achieve their assigned goals
Progress report submission, performance evaluation and results compilation.
Letter of Recommendation
to help you get a decent job
to help you expand your network
which will help you build a competitive edge
The Chosen Ones
- Rimsha Qazi
- Navaira Bari
- Nadia Iftikhar
- Sameen Aziz
- Maria Qibtia
- Wajeeha Zia
Editing Department (Urdu)
- Asad Ali
- Ahmed Ali Kaif
- Qudsia Huzaifa
- Aiman Mehmood
- Kosar Naz
- Kanwar Naeem
Editing Department (English)
- Alina Ahmed
- Sadia Gul
- Maham Syedain
- Mishal Ejaz
- Fatima Bhaiji
- Zoha Khan
- Syeda Alina Bukhari
- Mashaal Arifullah
- Sara Batool
- Tanzeela K.
- Hassan Mir
- Arooha Arif
- Bakhtawar Tufail
These 24 finalists knocked out 97 applicants and passed two knockout rounds of screening. We are excited to start working with them.
Fellows Officially Start Working