News Reporter at Ezenwoko’s Blog

News Reporter at Ezenwoko's Blog

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Lagos / Work Virtually
  • Job Field: Media / Advertising / Branding 

Position Summary

  • Ezenwoko's Blog is looking for a News Reporter with a solid editorial/ journalistic background who will research, monitor, fact-check and write news stories. with the Ezenwoko's Blog audience in mind.
  • You will have a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them interesting, relatable and easy to understand.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect, verify, fact-check and analyze newsworthy information thoroughly
  • Create and deliver news stories (article, video and/or social posts) with the audience's perspective in mind
  • Proofread your work to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.
  • Work on assignments and investigate news leads/tips
  • Contact, interview and research sources
  • Maintain notes and audio/video recordings
  • Collaborate with other reporters, video editors, social media managers, producers etc
  • Stay up-to-date with the current events by properly monitoring news, attending events and building contacts and sources for 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 stories as assigned
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency with the Ezenwoko's Blog brand voice, and adherence to the Ezenwoko's Blog Content Framework
  • Ensure published stories are fully compliant with copyright laws and are not plagiarised
  • Actively contribute to the success of the Content team by developing story ideas, sourcing exclusive stories, and making other innovative suggestions
  • Actively identify, suggest and implement strategies to increase the readership and reach of Ezenwoko's Blog
  • Stay keyed into trends and the competitive landscape to ensure that Ezenwoko's Blog as a media brand is always ahead of the curve
  • Abide by the core principles of journalism, the code of ethics for Nigerian journalists, as well as worldwide journalistic ethics and standards.

Desired Skills & Experience

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

Method of Application

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

All applicants must have access to a computer, and internet, and be able to work remotely.

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

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