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Co-Founder / Managing partner

Melanin Wonder was founded by Janet Dara & Stephanie Omogun on the 2nd of May in 2017. This online platform was born out of a vision to positively enhance the way that Melanin people are being portrayed, perceived, and promoted on (social) media. Will you be part of this journey and join us as the third co-founder / managing director?

At the root there are the 2 female co-founders of melanin wonder.  Supporting them within this online magazine/platform a team of freelance-writers/blogger who produce written content for the website.

Annually, Melanin Wonder had been organising ‘The Face of Melanin Wonder’ contest, which is an annual competition where they look for the next Faces of their brand. You can compare it to any of the renound mondeling competitions, but with a twist and focus to find an ambassador/spokesperson for the melanated community in the Netherlands and all over the world. [ The eventmanager vacancy is to be found further down this page ]

Melanin Wonder is right in the middle of a development / turning point and is looking to grow towards a scaleup. This needs a call to action to find a new team member, an energetic, hands-on, self-driven co-founder who get’s the brand’s message, has a vision and knows how to translate this to the world.

Compensation will only begin once the business completes its first funding round or is generating sufficient revenue to cover its costs and generate profit, whereupon you will begin to receive an agreed upon base compensation and percentage of the profits. Until that point and beyond, the person who joins  should have an alternate source of income.


  • Able to position and identify themselves with the experiences of the melanated people & community worldwide
  • A proven track record of collaboration, work, philantropy/good-will or acts of service for the melanated community
  • Outstanding in their organizational and leadership skills
  • Experienced in working within a start-up environment ( preferably)
  • Ideally experienced in building and / or growing a smaller company 
  • Ideally living in the Netherlands (HQ)
  • Fluent in Dutch & English / Being a polyglot is a huge bonus
  • Has good experience with diverse business functions such as marketing, sales, finance, social media etc.
  • Preferably has a strong network (National/International), which will be able to support & expand Melanin Wonder
  • BSc / BA / MSc / MA / MBA degree in fields related to management, marketing, antropology, pshychology or finance.

What you get in return

  • Driven, passionate co-founder, team and partners with whom you will have global social impact and a lot of fun together;
  • The freedom to implement strategies and new business ideas;
  • Your will be 1/3 of the founders team, a good investment for your future


This door is only open for a short period of time. Your seat at the table is warm and ready, we have been waiting for you, are you ready to join us and change the world?


  • Send us a 60 second pitch, and tell us why you should become the next co-founder / managing director of Melanin Wonder. Email your pitch together with your most recent C.V. to 


Public relations manager

Melanin Wonder NL is seeking a self-motivated and strategic PR Manager to join the team. This role will support the overall goal of raising Melanin Wonder’s brand visibility and will focus primarily on managing PR activity in the Netherlands. This is a remote position.

  • Role: Permanent freelance contract
  • Location: Remote
  • Start date: 3 January 2022
  • Salary: Paid per project / commision based


  • Support overall Melanin Wonder NL’s communications plan by developing strategy for public relations activities specific to the Netherlands
  • Report to Melanin Wonder NL’s managing partners, and assist with other intercontinental markets where necessary ( USA, ASIA, AFRICA).
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with regional key media contacts on behalf of Melanin Wonder NL.
  • Serve as day-to-day contact for the Dutch-based PR agency and internally manage all requests for editorial, speaking, and content opportunities.
  • Utilize pitching and storytelling skills to secure coverage across all forms of earned media including broadcast, print, and online, in national and local media outlets.
  • Manage PR measurement and analytics programs to track quarterly success metrics and determine the impact of communication efforts.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of market-moving news and key industry trends to identify executive thought leadership opportunities.
  • Write press releases on behalf of Melanin Wonder NL
  • Assist with event coordination and planning; attend industry events and interface with key media/influencers.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders marketing and sales, to identify opportunities for integrated campaigns and customer stories.


  • At least 2-5 years’ experience within the Public relations role
  • Background and PR experience preferably in the media or fashion industry
  • Knowledge of the Dutch media landscape
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in communications, PR, Journalism or any related field
  • Proven track record in media and/or public relations
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills in Dutch & English
  • The ability to work well as a team and meet deadlines. 
  • Digitally connected


Interested in this opportunity to work for an Online Magazine & Talent Agency for the Melanated community? Then don’t wait any longer! We are looking forward to speaking with you. Send your most recent C.V. and motivation (1 minute video will do !) to / cc:


Event manager

Melanin Wonder NL is seeking a hands-on Event Manager to join the team. This role will be centred around supporting and organising live, virtual and hybrid events such as The Face of Melanin Wonder castings & finals, parties, brand activations, gifting and experiential campaigns. 

You will work closely with the Managing directors and support the whole event process from concept, planning, through to event execution and carrying out post-event evaluation. The role is very hands-on, high pace and involves working as part of a team. 

  • Role: Permanent freelance contract
  • Location:  Netherlands
  • Start date: 3 January 2022
  • Salary: Paid per project / commision based


  • Develop strong client relationships within the client base 
  • Plan and manage on-site virtual events including studio booking, technical briefs, rehearsals, production schedules and reporting 
  • Plan and manage events including venue booking, risk assessments, H&S (health & safety) documents, production schedules and reporting 
  • Liaise with clients and the managing partners of Melanin Wonder to find out the exact event requirements 
  • Produce detailed proposals for events 
  • Produce CPA’s**, production schedules, running orders, staff schedules and other documentation 
  • Research venues, suppliers and contractors, negotiate prices and hire 
  • Manage and coordinate suppliers and all event logistics 
  • Coordinate suppliers, handle client queries and troubleshoot on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly and to budget 
  • Manage a team of staff, giving full briefings 
  • Organise event infrastructure and facilities 
  • Make sure that insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are followed 
  • Ensure smooth delivery of events, conferences and brand activation, being present on site throughout, manage timings, schedules all the while exceeding expectations of the client 
  • Oversee the dismantling and removal of the event and clear the venue efficiently 
  • Produce post-event evaluation reports to inform future events 
  • Research opportunities for new clients and events 
  • Understand the creative process and the client brand 
  • To deliver the best branded solutions to the client, Melanin Wonder NL and market 


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an Event Management role 
  • A proven track record / portfolio of event management
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Event Management, Tourism and Hospitality, Marketing, Communications or similar 
  • Experience working on events, conferences and brand events is essential 


Interested in this opportunity to work for an Online Magazine & Talent Agency for the Melanated community? Then don’t wait any longer! We are looking forward to speaking with you. Send your most recent C.V. and motivation (1 minute video will do !) to /cc:


Freelance writer / blogger

  • Melanin Wonder NL [] is an online magazine about the melanin community around the world. We showcase and promote talent from all over the world. This is the place to be if you want to have ‘a piece of melanin wonder’. From Boomer, to millennial to generation Z, we got you! Do you want to contribute to an online platform about music, fashion, lifestyle, fashion, history, culture, and more?  Especially if writing is your profession or if you want to make it your profession… then we’d like to welcome you to our team!

What do we expect from you?

  • Good communication skills in English and Dutch, both in word and writing
  • You can free up time to write an article/blog at least 2x per month
  • You can always write about a different subject or become a specialist, for example in the field of food, fashion, music, sports, or culture.
  • Your blogs speak to our readers in a pleasant manner through your informal writing language
  • It doesn’t matter where you live in the world, the job is 100% remote.

What do you get in return?

  • You will become part of the awesome team of Melanin Wonder NL!
  • This is a chance to boost your C.V. and portfolio
  • If you live in the Netherlands or the UK, you can join Melanin Wonder NL to fun events to capture behind the scenes insights as a blogger.
  • Your chance to showcase your writing skills to 20.000 readers per month from the USA, UK, Europe, and Asia.
  • Additional: Gaining credits for your internship if you are a journalism/media student


Interested in giving it a shot?

Amazing, we are too! Send us an email [ ] with a test blog & your social media handles and we will contact you as soon as possible!




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