Copy Editor at OrderPaper Nigeria

OrderPaper is Nigeria’s premier multi-platform media organization dedicated to reporting, tracking and archiving activities of the legislature as an arm of government for the digital age. We are the first authentic and independently-driven medium of interface between citizens and elected representatives in Parliament and in this way, deepen democratic growth and development in the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Copy Editor

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • Do you know when to use “who” vs. “whom”? Do you take pleasure in correcting typos and inconsistencies in copy?
  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment? Our organization seeks a sharp, eagle-eyed Copy Editor to join the dynamic team.
  • Since the ideal candidate is expected to present OrderPaper’s copies in fun, creative, insightful and engaging ways, he/she is required to be highly motivated, imaginative, and resourceful with a strong experiential knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Ideal candidate will also need to be able to produce concisely-written, engaging, clickable posts – all promoting the OrderPaper brand and content while encouraging engagements and helping to create a unique OrderPaper community across online social networks.

Responsibilities

  • Edit copies to make them publishable and shareable
  • Work directly with Editorial, Graphics and Special Projects Teams
  • Produce internet-friendly stories, and take responsibility for subsequent circulation and amplification on social media channels
  • Ensure error-free stories and take a lead in pitching for story ideas
  • Provide direction and on-the-field support to reportorial teams.

Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience of newsrooms operations
  • Good writing/blogging skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with political reporting and sound knowledge of the legislature
  • Strong understanding of social media audiences and targeting strategies
  • Hands on attitude and ability to work across multiple projects
  • Analytical skills (including familiarity with web analytics tools)
  • Investigative reporting/Strong collaboration skills
  • Degree/Diploma from a University, Polytechnic or relevant vocational institution
  • Graphics/videography skills will be an advantage

Application Closing Date
12th January, 2018. 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s (including your Twitter handle) and Cover Letter to: admin@orderpaper.ng The subject of the email should be ‘Copy Editor Position.’

Note:
 OrderPaper Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer without bias for gender or disability.

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