Hiring Organization: Daily Trust

Gender: Male or Female

The Position

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.

Qualifications 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.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Daily Trust on career.dailytrust.com to apply

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