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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 23, 2020
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    Sub-Editor

    Sumarry

    • The sub-editor ensures that contents are accurate and conform to the Daily Trust writing style.
    • He or she reads stories by staff reporters and stringers and ensures that they are factually and grammatically correct, and suitable for the target audience. He or she edits the stories or headlines before fitting the stories into the available sections of our various digital platforms.
    • The ideal candidate has reporting and editing background and understands the dynamics of breaking news especially in this digital era.

    Job description

    • Write, rewrite, edit and proofread news and feature stories
    • Check facts and claims to ensure they are accurate
    • Ensure stories conform to copyright laws, are not libelous or go against the publication’s policy
    • Ensure the house style is adhered to
    • Rewrite press releases and statements for news
    • Write and edit breaking news
    • Ensure that stories are the right length and correctly placed on each page or section of the website
    • Cast headlines that capture the essence of the story
    • Add appropriate photos for stories
    • Write and edit captions for photos, videos and illustrations

    Qualification

    • Minimum of a degree or HND in Mass Communication, English or Social Sciences
    • At least five years of working experience as journalist
    • Minimum of two years of working experience as sub-editor
    • Prior experience of working as digital journalist a plus.

    Key requirements:

    • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
    • Excellent knowledge of grammar and punctuation
    • News savvy
    • An understanding of the law relating to publishing and journalism
    • Meticulous attention to details
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Familiarity with Content Management System (CMS)
    • Prior reporting experience a plus

    Method of Application

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