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Business Journalist

Date Posted: 08/Nov/2013
Deadline: Not Specified

Our client is looking for a self-driven and dynamic Business Journalist in Lagos, Nigeria; with at least 10 years of on-air TV reporting experience. 

The successful candidate will report on Nigerian economic policy, business and markets political news in a way that would connect with the people. 

This is a creative and challenging position requiring excellent news judgment, and the ability to report across asset classes and, at times, borders is essential. She/he would script, edit and voice packages. 

Over and above business journalism, he/she should be equally comfortable covering a natural disaster, producing a diplomatic analysis and writing colorful stories on distinctive social, cultural and technological features to serve broadcast clients. 
She/he reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details. Determines a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly. Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story. Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information. Check reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records, to obtain relevant facts. Investigate breaking news developments, on the economy around the world. Report news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events. Reviews copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines. Develop ideas or material for columns or commentaries by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues, or personal experiences. Edit or assist in editing videos for broadcast.

Qualifications :

Skill and Competence 
v Proven track record covering business and financial news. 

v Ability to work under tight deadlines, digesting sometimes complex regional stories quickly 

v Inquisitive and Diplomatic. 

v Ability to work independently 

v Diligent and Resourceful 

v Proven ability to write clear, concise, and accurate news stories 

Educational Requirements: 

v Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance and Business Administration 

v Masters is an added advantage 

v 10 years of experience in the industry (Journalism(Media) / Finance) 


please send your CV to [email protected]

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