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Entry Level - Writer At Cyclofoss Technologies Limited

Date Posted: 19/May/2014
Deadline: 27/May/2014

Writer

Location: Festac Town, Lagos
Level: Entry Level or Mid-level
Type: Permanent - Full-time

Description

  •     Cyclofoss is seeking for passionate Content Writers / Editors. This general-assignment role will cover breaking news for a constantly-updated news platform, mobile applications and the Social Media channels. The writer covers general  breaking news locally and Internationally.
  •     A qualified candidate would bring both enthusiasm, and ability to obtain and analyze news, dig through public records, and reach out to a diverse array of sources and then write stories with the readers' perspective in mind. While the candidate might cover day to day news developments in all categories, the prime responsibility is to find revealing and breaking news stories for our news websites.

The Role
The ideal candidate would be writing for the web/print and engaging the audience via social media.

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  •     Must be a disciplined self-starter who can generate a large story count on a daily basis, while creating and maintaining important contacts.
  •     Must be able to write and edit stories while working under deadline pressures
  •     Manage daily coverage of the top stories especially in Entertainment industry.
  •     Monitor the Web at-large, TV Stations and Print publications for stories and source materials
  •     You have to be quick and resourceful in the field.
  •     We thrive on unique content and approaching stories in a way unlike anyone else.
  •     Ability to develop and maintain news sources.
  •     Aggressive attitude with a strong desire to advance in the broadcasting media.
  •     Quick learner who is fully committed to meeting the challenge
  •     Ability to dig up stories
  •     Multi-tasking pro:  Ability to be organized with the capability to concentrate on more than one event at a time, able to follow written and verbal instructions under supervision.
  •     Proven ability to work under pressure to meet daily/weekly deadlines.
  •     Ability to be precise and accurate in writing. 
  •     Monitor news on a daily basis.
  •     Work effectively in a team environment
  •     Plan and research future stories for use in daily coverage
  •     Exhibits a sense of urgency, is action-oriented, seizes opportunities and steadfastly pushes themselves and others for results. Seeks continuous improvement and displays good judgment.
  •     Writer must be a self-starter and know how to break a story.
  •     Should be comfortable with technology, including digital and social media.
  •     Ability to produce high quality news stories across all content platforms.

Minimum Requirements:

  •     Educational Qualification: OND/NCE/HND/BSc in any discipline.
  •     Experience: Entry or Mid-level
  •     Skills in the following areas:  writing, broadcast journalism, news judgment, computer skills.
  •     Exceptional reporting skills and attention to detail
  •     Strong grammar, communication skills and command of language
  •     Knowledge of the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle industry in Nigeria
  •     Familiar with Local and International Entertainment News platforms and follower of Celebrity news.
  •     The environment may be fast-paced at times, requires the ability to rapidly accept change, requires the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities, and requires the ability to handle significant amounts of stress.
  •     Publish to the web and social media.
  •     Monitor news wires and competitive media.
  •     Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail and fact-checking.
  •     Excellent communication skill - both oral and written - with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds.
  •     Fact check stories and review them for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation.

Method of Application

Are you ready to grow your career with Cyclofoss send your CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using Job Title as the Subject of the email. Send a cover letter in the body of the email as a brief statement on why you are qualified to work for Cyclofoss.







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