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Networknews24: Deputy Editor

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29 Jun, 2010

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Networknews24 is a Nigerian company with its primary office at 3, Billings way, Oregun, Lagos, with a Bureau in Abuja and correspondents in key Nigerian cities. Our mission is to provide top class news production using state of the art technology and highly trained human resource. Networknews24 recruits Deputy Editor

Location: Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria

Job title: Deputy Deputy News Editor

Position Overview: The immediate supervisor of the daily news programs, their content, daily production, production values and consistency of the daily news effort. The Deputy News Editor acts in the absence of the News editor, consistent with appropriate consultation with the Director of News. This person is also cognizant of the news budget and works to maintain it.

Job Responsibilities

The Deputy News Editor is the person of the hour. He or she is the direct supervisor of the assignment desk and the producers. Staffers in these positions each report to the Deputy News Editor.
The Deputy News Editor supervises the copy editor who brings any potential problems with scripts to the Deputy News Editor for resolution.
The Deputy News Editor works closely with the assignment desk to keep story meetings on target and timely.
The Deputy News Editor works closely with the program producers and supervises news program rundowns.
The Deputy News Editor works closely with the graphic artists to maintain consistency from program to program, day to day.
The Deputy News Editor works with the Director of News to implement the strategic goals of the news department as designated by the Director of News.
The Deputy News Editor is aware of budget lines that apply to news and works to maintain daily control of these lines. When news coverage dictates budget lines will exceed budgeted amounts, the Deputy News Editor informs the News Editor Of News of developments.
The Deputy News Editor works to maintain the editorial integrity and policies of the news department.
The Deputy News Editor works to supervise special reports, such as multi-part, special stories for the daily bulletins. He/she also supervises special event coverage that pre-empts regular news programming.

Work Experience Requirements:

At least 5 years previous, significant news management experience-either in other television stations or networks-or with similar print enterprises.
Experience in strategic development of news output, preferably by leading the launch of new programmes or services.
International experience is valuable and desirable coupled with a superior understanding of the needs of a news channel in Nigeria.
A track record of leadership and success in this person’s background is highly desirable.
Educational Requirements:

B.S.C and a higher national diploma are mandatory. Post graduate work in journalism or related areas is highly desirable. Any other special course work or professional work is also desirable.

Salary: Package to be presented and negotiated (negotiable).


Benefits: Medical health coverage for family (plus 4 children ONLY).
30 days official vacation.
Pension scheme.
Medical Allowance.
Year End Bonus (driven by performance).

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