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  • Posted on: 10 May, 2011 Deadline: 24 May, 2011
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  • Timbuktu Media is a new media organisation, based in Lagos, Nigeria. As well as a print newspaper, significant emphasis is being placed on the digital offering, via the website and mobile/sms. There is therefore need for an Online Content Producer to manage the online content offering on various new media platforms.

    (1)ONLINE CONTENT PRODUCER
    REPORT TO: ONLINE EDITOR

    KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Ensure the website is updated as often is required using the proprietary content management system (CMS)

    Support content development, management processes and quality control where required

    Plan, structure, report, and write news and information content for Web sites and other new media platforms

    Produce site content to optimize the user experience by being attentive to live web metrics and UE best practices.

    Enhance the news content with outside links, maps, slideshows.

    Work with other departments, including sales and marketing, as needed on site and station initiatives that require content integration

    Convert new media content to broadcast style.

    Coordinate news editorial and technical staff to facilitate the migration of multi-media content to new media platforms, including video, audio, still photos and graphics

    Will assist in online coverage of major news events, breaking news.

    Build out special sections and site features to enhance coverage and increase site-user engagement

    Manage wire feeds and publish to the web site where appropriate.

    ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    The principal accountable role is to fill www.234NEXT.com with multi-media content (proprietary and UGC) which (a) engages our audiences and (b) drives traffic to the site.

    Qualification and experience:
    Bachelors degree and training in multimedia production.
    Must have aptitude in Adobe Premiere and digital audio editing

    JOB ATTRIBUTES:

    The Online Content Producer should have at least 2 years professional experience.

    Must demonstrate good journalism and writing skills as well as an understanding of current events
    Must understand basic journalism legal principles. Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and work under pressure
    Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced newsroom environment strongly preferred
    Working knowledge of online content-management systems preferred
    Working knowledge of web-design tools, such as HTML, Flash, ASP.Net, DreamWeaver, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, and FTP programs

    KEY INTERFACES:
    All functional heads
    All members of online team


    (2) MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER
    REPORT TO: ONLINE EDITOR

    KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The duties are as follows:

    Develop strategies to increase user-generated content (comments, emails, photos, video, audio clips)
    Content planning (themes, projects) and execution (for NEXT TV)
    Produce video content (including NEXT TV news bulletins)
    Produce audio content/podcasts
    Convert new media content to broadcast style
    Assist in online coverage of major news events, breaking news
    Shoot, write, and edit content to enhance online coverage for all platforms, and generate content for niche sites.

    ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    The principal accountable role is to fill www.234NEXT.com with multi-media content (proprietary and UGC) which a) engages our audiences and b) drives traffic to the site.

    QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    Bachelors degree and training in multimedia production.
    Must have aptitude in Adobe Premiere and digital audio editing

    JOB ATTRIBUTES:
    Audio/video digital production skills
    Creative thinker
    A finely-tuned sense of comedy and satire
    News judgment

    PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
    Enthusiasm
    Fun-loving
    Team-player
    Energy

    METHOD OF APPLICATION:
    Forward a suitability statement and CV (as a single ms word document), to jobs@234next.com

    Only applications sent electronically, with the job title and name clearly indicated as the subject matter of the email, will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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