Pulse is looking for a Music Reporter with a solid editorial / journalistic background who will research, monitor, fact-check, and write news stories surrounding the music industry with the Pulse audience in mind.
You will have a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them interesting, relatable, and easy to understand.
Collect, verify, fact-check, and analyze newsworthy information thoroughly.
Create and deliver music-related stories (articles, videos, and / or social posts) with the audience’s perspective in mind.
Proofread your work to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.
Work on assignments and investigate news leads / tips.
Contact, interview, and research sources.
Maintain notes and audio / video recordings.
Collaborate with other reporters, video editors, social media managers, producers, etc.
Stay up-to-date with the latest current events in the industry by properly monitoring news, attending events, and building contacts and sources for use in future stories.
Attend events and file reports in a timely manner.
Develop and publish weekly reviews, opinion pieces, and music reports.
Edit and / or assist in editing and proofreading stories as assigned.
Ensure accuracy and consistency with the Pulse brand voice and adherence to the Pulse Content Framework.
Ensure published stories are fully compliant with copyright laws and are not plagiarized.
Actively contribute to the success of the Content team by developing story ideas, sourcing exclusive stories, and making other innovative suggestions.
Actively identify, suggest and implement strategies to increase the readership and reach of Pulse
Stay keyed into trends and the competitive landscape to ensure that Pulse as a media brand is always ahead of the curve.
Abide by the core principles of journalism, the code of ethics for Nigerian journalists, and worldwide journalistic ethics and standards.
Desired Skills & Experience
Experience covering / writing news and entertainment stories about the music industry for a digital publication.
Great networking skills to source news stories and secure interviews in the music industry
Passion for producing exclusive stories.
Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, coupled with excellent listening skills and a positive and enthusiastic phone presence.
Extremely self-motivated and diligent.
Good knowledge of Google Workspace - docs, sheets, drive, slides, etc.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
A lot of energy, passion, and enthusiasm.