Job Title: News Editor
Company: Teclab Management Services Limited
Job Type: Full Time
Experience: 3 years
Location: Abuja, Lagos, Nigeria
Job Field: Media / Advertising / Branding
Teclab Management Services Limited – Our client, in different sector, seeks qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position.
Role Target: – May be required to write and edit their stories based on reports from correspondents or reporters , they are sometimes responsible for assigning stories to reporters, and send teams of reporters, camera operators and other support staff on location to film breaking news as necessary
The successful candidate’s specific functions include: – Stay atop daily local and national news via multiple sources. – Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work. Edit all scripts for accuracy, timeliness and proper usage. – Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. – Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources. – Conduct on-line research. – Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal – Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters. – Read material to determine index items and arrange them alphabetically or topically, indicating page or chapter location.
Personal Skills: – Must be creative. – Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet frequent absolute deadlines under stressful conditions, and deal effectively with multiple tasks simultaneously. – Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. – Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. – Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. – Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. – Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others. – Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. – Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. – Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions. – Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively. – Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. – Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do. – have strong IT skills, including word processing and data handling – and, ideally, audio editing and image manipulation software – Have knowledge of the radio market, different station and programme styles, and audience demographics.
Qualification: – A Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication or other related fields.
Experience: – Relevant 3 to 5years experience in a similar role
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