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Job Summary

We are looking to hire a suitable candidate to fill this position

  • Minimum Qualification:HND
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Writing news and feature stories daily
  • Identifying newsworthy events and developments in their region of operation.
  • Seeking out and investigating stories via your contacts, press releases, and other media
  • Attending press conferences and asking questions
  • Working closely with the news team, photographers, and editors
  • Recording interviews and meetings using shorthand or technical equipment
  • Producing concise and accurate copy according to the newspaper's house style and to strict deadlines - daily newspapers may have several each day
  • Writing shorter, 'filler' stories to entertain, and researching and writing longer feature articles, sometimes for subsidiary publications and supplements
  • Creating and uploading news content for the newspaper website
  • Live' online reporting or real-time blogging when covering important events - a growing area of work, especially in national newspapers.
  • Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances
  • Attending and reporting on events that are of interest to the public.
  • Transcribing and summarizing events for further news purposes.
  • Traveling to events and ensuring the proper maintenance, security, and care of recording equipment.
  • Representing the organization at conferences, press briefings, events, and interviews.
  • Ensuring a professional appearance, language use, and manner throughout the report.


Requirements:

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a specialized field such as politics, economics, or international relations.
  • Must have worked in a newspaper house ( minimum of two years)
  • At least 2 years of experience in news, or journalism.
  • Ethical and professional research and reporting skills.
  • A keen interest in news, current affairs, business, and people
  • Accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly and explain them in simple, concise language
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to form and ask probing questions to interviewees.
  • Passionate about the news and current events.
  • Well-spoken, engaging, and knowledgeable about news events.
  • Critically minded, meticulous, and excellent recall of facts.
  • Adventurous, calm under pressure and determined to uncover the truth.
  • Great interpersonal and rapport-building skills.


Location: Candidate should reside in Abuja


Remuneration: NGN 100,000

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