Journalist at Naija News

  • Type of employment: Full time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Live: 2 years
  • Location: Lagos / Working Virtually
  • Working area: Media / Advertising / Branding

Position Summary

  • Naija News is looking for a Reporter with strong editorial/journalistic experience who will research, monitor, fact check and write stories. with the Naija News audience in mind.
  • You’ll have a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them interesting, relevant, and easy to understand.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect, verify, verify and thoroughly analyze newsworthy information
  • Create and distribute reports (article, video and/or social media posts) taking into account the public’s point of view
  • Proofread your work to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and more.
  • Work on assignments and investigate topical leads/tips
  • Sources of contact, interview and research
  • Maintain notes and audio/video recordings
  • Collaborate with other journalists, video editors, social media managers, producers, etc.
  • Stay up to date with the latest current events by properly monitoring the news, attending events, and making contacts and sources to use in future stories
  • Attend press conferences, events and file reports in a timely manner
  • Develop and publish weekly reviews, opinion pieces and reports
  • Edit and/or assist in editing and proofreading assigned stories
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency with the Naija News brand voice and adherence to the Naija News content framework
  • Ensure published stories fully comply with copyright laws and are not plagiarized
  • Actively contribute to the success of the content team by developing story ideas, researching exclusive stories and making other innovative suggestions
  • Identify, suggest and actively implement strategies to increase readership and reach of Naija News
  • Stay on top of trends and the competitive landscape to ensure Naija News as a media brand is always ahead of the curve
  • Adhere to the Fundamental Principles of Journalism, the Code of Ethics for Nigerian Journalists, and Global Journalistic Ethics and Standards.

Desired skills and experience

  • Interested candidates should have relevant qualifications and work experience.
  • Experience covering/writing news, current affairs and politics for a digital publication
  • Excellent networking skills to find news stories and get interviews
  • Passion for producing exclusive stories with in-depth analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Google Workspace – docs, sheets, reader, slides, etc.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Lots of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

Application method

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and at least 5 samples of your work to [email protected]

All candidates must have access to a computer and the Internet and be able to work remotely.

Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and invited for an interview.