Job Vacancy: Daily Trust Hiring Business Editor, Podcast Producer/Presenter

Recruitment exercise is currently ongoing at Daily Trust Newspaper for the position of Business Editor and Podcast Producer/Presenter. They are looking for competent, self-motivated and result-oriented candidates to fill the below position:

Job Position: Business Editor

  • Location: Abuja
  • Gender: Male or Female (Preferable)

The ideal candidate will lead a team of reporters to produce cutting edge reports and analysis of business events, trends and personalities. The job holder will perform a variety of editorial duties, such as editing, laying out, and revising content of written materials, in preparation for publication.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the business team to plan and execute effective coverage of local and international business stories
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit business stories, reports, interviews and features
  • Supervising and monitoring of business reporters
  • Plan the contents of business pages in accordance to the Media Trust style and editorial policy
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources
  • Review and approve news story submitted by reporters, prior to publication
  • Develop stories and content ideas, considering readers and audience appeal
  • Answer to different title editors who commission on the business desk for specific stories/analysis
  • Assign topics, events and stories to individual reporters for coverage
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with the Editor, Daily Trust regarding changes in content or publication
  • Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reports.
  • Meet frequently with business departments to strategize on revenue generations to the company
  • Select local, state, national and international news items received form wire services, based on assessment of items’ significance and interest value.
  • Any other duty assigned

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of a degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Economics or Business. A master’s degree in Economics will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ cognate experience with at least 5 years at a middle editorial position
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies is important.

Skills and Competencies

  • Rich professional experience in editorial work
  • Ability to reduce complex ideas to simple and easy to follow stories
  • Understands the structure and content of the English Language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledgeable about media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Has knowledge of business, financial, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the business politics.
  • Computer literate and knowledgeable about Microsoft Office Suite
  • Has a business drive, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, is flexible and has a ‘’hands-on’’ approach
  • Digital proficiency to be able to produce stories for online

Job Position: Podcast Producer/Presenter

  • Location: Abuja
  • Gender: Male or Female (Preferable)

The candidate should be passionate about programme making, and have experience of developing new programmes for podcast. The person should know what makes a programme work and have ideas on how to improve existing formats.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To devise and produce original, innovative and entertaining shows and podcasts for the online Digital Platform.
  • Ability to know the audience and how to engage with them.
  • Enjoy working with the Daily Trust online team, sharing ideas and working together to enhance their capacity.
  • Clear understanding and approach of production in an imaginative and creative way.
  • Set up and oversee all stages of the production process efficiently and with attention to details.
  • Editorially responsible for programmes produced.
  • To oversee the production of podcasts and ensure things run smoothly.
  • To edit content and evaluate content pitches
  • Develop and editing on all aspects of the audio production
  • To manage the production schedule
  • Oversees script development and direct the host during recording sessions
  • To devise and produce original, innovative and entertaining podcasts
  • To play a central role in the production of all our clients branded podcasts.
  • Coordinating and transcribing audio recordings
  • To manage the recording studio and determine the story of each podcast
  • Experience as a Television presenter/editing will be an added advantage

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of B.Sc/B.A in Journalism, Media Production, Communication Studies or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience on the job.
  • Member of a Professional Body.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent research and presentation skills.
  • An exceptional content writing and editing skills
  • Ability in story telling in order to attract the targeted audience
  • Ability to take initiative and make quick decisions under pressure
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of computer applications

How to Apply

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