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  • Posted on: 23 July, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Reuters is looking for an energetic and resourceful correspondent in Nigeria to be part of the team covering Africa’s No 1 oil producer and its largest economy, the epitome of the Africa Rising narrative.

    Correspondents

     

    Ref No: JREQ020957
    Location: Lagos and Abuja

    Responsibilities:

    •     The successful candidate will be expected to focus on Nigeria’s equities, banking , telcoms and retail markets, and regulatory environment, looking at the opportunities and challenges for investors, as well as political affairs.
    •     There will be opportunities too to participate in all aspects of our coverage, from oil production to reporting on the bloody insurgency of the Islamist sect Boko Haram in the restless north or sectarian clashes in central Plateau state.
    •     This position will report to the Nigeria Chief Correspondent. The position will be based in either Lagos or Abuja.
    •     The candidate will be expected to provide high-quality cover on the expanding investment opportunities in Nigeria, report on the economy.
    •     He/she will be expected to report and write insightful longer-format stories on individuals, companies and trends.
    •     Despite considerable security, political and social challenges, Nigeria is a magnet for foreign investors, who seek a stake not only in its hydrocarbons riches but also in one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world. It is one of the so-called “MINT" countries - alongside Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey – seen as successors to the first wave of emerging markets dubbed the BRICs (Brazil, Russia and India and China).

    Qualifications:

    •     At least three years reporting experience :
    •     Knowledge of financial markets and track record of covering cross-market stories essential
    •     Proven track record of cultivating sources and breaking news
    •     Willingness to travel and overcome technical difficulties

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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