Newspaper Journalist

Posted by Enyxcom Consult Ltd VERIFIED31 May 10:23 amIru/Victoria Island, Lagos

Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances;
Building contacts to maintain a flow of news, for example, police and emergency services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organisations, the general public, etc;
Seeking out and investigating stories via your contacts, press releases and other media;
Attending press conferences and asking questions;
Attending a range of events, such as council meetings, magistrates' court proceedings, football matches, talent contests, etc;
Answering the phones on the news desk and reacting to breaking news stories;
Working closely with the news team, photographers and editors;
Recording interviews and meetings using shorthand or technical equipment;
Producing concise and accurate copy according to the newspaper's house style and to strict deadlines - daily newspapers may have several each day;
Writing short 'fillers' to entertain and researching and writing longer feature articles, sometimes for subsidiary publications and supplements;
Creating and uploading news content for the newspaper website;
'live' online reporting or real-time blogging when covering important events - a growing area of work, especially on national newspapers.

All intending applicant should possess a minimum of OND in journalism or any related field. The applicant should possess a range of IT, web and broadcast skills; photography and sub-editing as well as write stories.

I do not want to be contacted by telemarketers.

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Job type:
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