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Job Vacancies at Media Trust Limited (Daily Trust)

Media Trust Limited is the publisher of Daily Trust and other newspaper titles. They are also into commercial printing as well as Brand Marketing Research for the purpose of identifying new opportunities for business values. Each market research report delivers insight across a wide range of crucial factors such as market size, growth drivers, competitive landscape, trends, and forecasts.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Online News Editor

Location: Remote
Employment Type: Full-time

Competencies and Key Responsibilities

  • The candidate should have the qualities of being a team leader
  • He / She must be on top of news and events as they happen
  • Capable of supervising and coordinating editorial duties
  • Discuss assignments with reporters and guide them on how to execute the tasks
  • Assigns, edits and posts stories to the website
  • He / she must be very meticulous and should be able to identify gaps in news items and ensure same are filed appropriately
  • The candidate must be able to separate the wheat from the chaff; that is, select and publish only quality stories that are of interest to the readers
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Requisite Qualifications

  • He / She must be able to translate Hausa into English and vice versa
  • The candidate must possess a minimum of a first degree in Mass Communication or English Language or any other relevant discipline
  • The candidate must have been a well experienced reporter who has covered sensitive beats
  • Minimum of five years experience

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Multimedia Journalist

Location: Remote
Employment Type: Fixed – term

Ideal Candidate

  • He / She must have a track record of reporting and writing in English.
  • The ideal candidate should have a vast understanding of Nigeria, its media market, audience, and digital trends

Responsibilities

  • To generate, write, edit and publish compelling and original multimedia content across all our platforms in English or Hausa
  • Cover breaking news and live events in person or in collaboration with reporters on the field
  • Translate content from English to Hausa and vice – versa
  • Contribute in generating ideas and planning for coverage as well as collaborating with other sections within the newsroom to ensure effective use of resources
  • Researching, scripting and packaging stories that appeal to young audience across platforms
  • Reversioning content for English platforms and external partners
  • Sourcing and interviewing potential news sources and high-profile guests
  • Working with reporters to commission and write engaging features and news analysis
  • Monitoring trending topics on social media and writing stories that will appeal to digital audience
  • Working in collaboration with digital editors on any task that may be assigned to you

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of a degree in Mass Communication, English, Social Sciences or any relevant subject
  • Minimum of four years experience

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English language
  • Understanding of Hausa language is not compulsory but an added advantage
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Knowledge of social media and creative ways of using it to drive engagement
  • Strong journalism and field reporting experience
  • Ability to work as a team player and respond to tight deadline
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian media landscape
  • Knowledge of any audio, video or photo editing software programme will be a valuable addition

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Digital News Copy Editor

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time

Competencies and key Responsibilities

  • The candidate should have the qualities of being a team leader
  • Ability to source very compelling lead and other top stories.
  • The candidate must be able to turn regular and routine news items into big and in-depth reports.
  • He/she must possess impeccable English writing skill and have copy editing and re-writing techniques.
  • Ability to be a self-starter who can generate story ideas.
  • The candidate must be able to assign, commission and guide reporters to do good, accurate, unique and unbiased stories.
  • Must have the ability and skills to enrich and contextualise news reports.
  • He/she must be very meticulous and should be able to identify gaps in news items and ensure the same are filed appropriately.
  • The candidate must be able to separate the wheat from the chaff; that is, select and publish only quality stories that are of interest to the readers.

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of a degree in Mass Communication, English, Social Sciences or any relevant subject
  • Minimum of four years’ experience

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 14th April, 2021.

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