Staff Writer

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  • Lagos
  • Posted 2 years ago

Space in Africa

Staff Writer

Space in Africa

Lagos

Date Posted: 2019-09-03

Space in Africa is the Authority on News, Data and Market Analysis for the African Space Industry. Space in Africa covers the business, technology, discoveries, events and political news about the African space and satellite industry. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced staff writer in Lagos, Nigeria.

Job brief

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic staff writer to join our editorial team. You will work closely with the Managing Editor, reporters and staff writers. As a staff writer, you should be able to perform thorough research on various topics and have a keen eye for detail. Ultimately, you should be able to deliver good quality content like news posts, reviews and features. This role allows for remote work.

 

Responsibilities

 

Perform research on different topics

Analyze and interpret findings by breaking down data

Uncover newsworthy stories

Interview key people (witnesses, sources etc.)

Write content with readers needs in mind

Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective

Establish contacts and sources to use in future research

Maintain notes in written or electronic form

Contribute to content idea generation for publication

Stay up-to-date with local, national and international affairs

Requirements

 

Proven work experience as a staff writer or reporter

Demonstrable portfolio of published articles

Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search and databases)

Excellent writing skills in English

Ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information

Good observation skills

Broad knowledge of headlines

BSc degree in journalism, science, communications or relevant field

Previous experience in the space sector would be a bonus

To apply:

 

Send your two-page Resume/CV, Cover letter and other supporting documents to info@africanews.space with email subject “Space in Africa – Senior Writer/Editor”

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