News Writers/Editors Full Time
Cyclofoss Technologies Limited

Lagos, Nigeria | HND | Entry Level | Full Time | Male or Female | Media/Journalism | Entertainment/Media/Broadcasting

Job Summary

    Must be a disciplined self-starter who can generate a large story count on a daily basis, while creating and maintaining important contacts.

    Must be able to shoot, write and edit those stories while working under deadline pressures

    Provide content to our news websites with a focus on breaking news articles and the biggest entertainment stories of the day.

    Manage daily coverage of the top stories especially in Entertainment industry.

    Monitor the Web at-large, TV Stations and Print publications for stories and source materials

    You have to be quick and resourceful in the field.

    We thrive on unique content and approaching stories in a way unlike anybody else.  You need to be able to bring your own ideas to the table and work well under deadline pressure.

    Our reporters are expected to take pictures, even shoot video when necessary.

    Ability to develop and maintain news sources.

    Aggressive attitude with a strong desire to advance in the broadcasting media.  A news junkie.

    Quick learner who is fully committed to meeting the challenge

    Ability to dig up stories, celebrity news a must.

    Multi-tasking pro.  Ability to be organized with the capability to concentrate on more than one event at a time, able to follow written and verbal instructions under supervision.

    Proven ability to work under pressure to meet daily/weekly deadlines.

    Ability to be precise and accurate in writing. 

    Monitor news on a daily basis.

    Work effectively in a team environment

    Sometimes, flexible hours required to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, early mornings, etc.

    Plan and research future stories for use in daily coverage

    Exhibits a sense of urgency, is action-oriented, seizes opportunities and steadfastly pushes themselves and others for results. Seeks continuous improvement and displays good judgment.

    Writer must be a self-starter and know how to break a story.

    Should be comfortable with technology, including digital and social media.

    Ability to produce high quality news stories across all content platforms.

Job Requirements

    BSc / HND qualification in any discipline.

    Skills in the following areas:  writing, broadcast journalism, news judgment, computer skills.

    Exceptional reporting skills and attention to detail

    Strong grammar and communication skills and command of language

    Familiarity with Twitter, Facebook  and other social media

    Knowledge of the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle industry in Nigeria

    Familiar with Local and International Entertainment News platforms and follower of Celebrity news.

    The environment may be fast paced at times, requires the ability to rapidly accept change, requires the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities, and requires the ability to handle significant amounts of stress.

    The role will have proven editing skills and the capacity to make the news on digital platforms as engaging and urgent.

    Publish to the web and social media.

    Monitor news wires and competitive media.

    Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail and fact-checking.

    Excellent communication skill - both oral and written - with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds.

    Fact check stories and review them for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation.

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