The Awareness Media Limited Job Vacancy
The Awareness Media Limited, a newly incorporated news/media company poised to raise the bar in quality, factual, informative and development based news to a wide a audience. To actualise this, the company is currently recruiting to fill the position below :
Job Title: News Correspondent
The Correspondent will be a field Reporter whose responsibilities will be the gathering of relevant news materials for the publication.
The ideal candidate will be someone with an ear to the ground and a nose for news who can smell news from afar.
The candidate should have sound writing skills with clarity of mind.
He/She should have understanding of the workings of a modern newsroom, and what constitute news.
The ideal candidate should be versatile and has the ability to do cross beats (she can cover business, as well as politics, and even entertainment).
The ideal candidate should be an all rounder news person.
Report and write news stories for publication on the site
Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to provide accurate and complete information
Gather information about events through research, interviews, news, sports, political events etc
Investigate and report breaking news
Research and report on specialized fields like science, medicine, technology, sports, religion etc
Discuss issues with co-editors in order to establish priorities and positions.
A First Degree in Mass Communication, English-Language, History, Political Science or Sociology would be preferred.
However, candidates with backgrounds outside communication disciplines but with relevant media reportorial experiences and hands-on skills in journalism are encouraged to apply.
A second degree will be an added advantage.
Job Title: Editor-in-Chief
The Editor-in-Chief shall oversee the day to day running for the medium and would be someone with sound media experience.
He shall be the Chairman of the Editorial Board, meaning that he ensures at all times that the medium stays true to its editorial policies and the editorial direction of the medium is under his supervision.
He takes overall responsibility for the editorial process of the medium.
Aside having the right contacts and ear for news, the ideal candidate must be highly creative with a well developed ‘editorial eyes’.
Being the face of the medium his communication skills should be unassailable and he should also have a good understanding of the business of media.
This position is based in Aba, Abia State, and preference would be given to candidates who either reside in Aba or are willing to live in Aba because the medium needs a hands-on resident Editor-in-Chief at this stage.
Day to day running of the medium.
Make necessary changes
Business development of the medium.
Supervising the entire team
Driving the editorial direction of the medium.
Ensure that the company policies are duly followed in writing each article
A good First Degree in Mass Communications, English, and any communications related field would be considered. Masters Degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences would be an added advantage.
Between 8 to 10 years unbroken media experience is most preferable.
Proficiency in English Language
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good Managerial Skills
Knowledge of quality control
Effective judgment and decision making skills
Knowledge of basic Defamation/Libel laws
Very creative, innovative and team player
Job Title: Freelance Reporter
Interested candidates must have flair for writing, nose for news and ears on the ground.
Interested candidates should have relevant qualifications with experience in writing news worthy articles.
Candidates applying for this position should please specify their areas of interest such as business, politics, sports, culture, politics etc.
Applicants should send their Applications and CV’s to: firstname.lastname@example.org