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Editor in a Leading Law Firm

Fouchix – Our client, a leading Law Firm, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Editor

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Communications
Reporting To: Brand Manager

Job Description

  • The editor will be responsible for proofreading, revising, editing, copyediting and vetting the firms’ print publications, electronic publications, multimedia products and other materials.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate online and print publishing cycle and manage content areas.
  • Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations.
  • Suggest stories and generate headline ideas in alignment with targeted audience’s preferences.
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors.
  • Proofread, edit and improve articles, stories or pieces.
  • Cooperate and liaise with the graphics designers, photographers, external stakeholders, writers, artists etc.
  • Comply with media law and ethical guidelines of the legal industry.
  • Meet deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Read content and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors.
  • Rewrite text to make it easier for readers to understand.
  • Verify facts cited in materials for publication.
  • Evaluate submissions from writers to decide what to publish.
  • Work with writers to help their ideas and stories succeed.
  • Develop story and content ideas according to the publication’s style and editorial policy of the firm.
  • Allocate space for the text, photos, and illustrations that make up a story or content.
  • Approve final versions submitted by staff.

Qualifications & Key Skills

  • A minimum of a B.A / B.Sc Degree in English, English Literature, Mass Communications, Journalism or related field.
  • A second Degree in English will be an added advantage.
  • 2 – 4 years work experience.
  • Certifications in grammar courses is required.
  • Proven working experience as an Editor
  • Strong understanding of grammar and syntax.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the rules of concord.
  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio.
  • Hands on experience with MS Office and InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools.
  • Proven familiarity with SEO and social media best practices.
  • Excellent written skills in English.
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking.
  • Prioritizing and multitasking.

Deadline: 30th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: jobs@fouchix.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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