Req # : JREQ144661
Locations : Lagos, Nigeria
Job Function : News & Editorial
Reuters is looking for a dynamic Bureau Chief to lead our coverage of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, its biggest economy and top oil producer.
Based in Lagos, you will have the experience, versatility and imagination to produce a competitive multimedia file aimed at investors, professionals and our worldwide media audience.
The job will involve managing a small group of reporters spread across Nigeria and leading by example with a steady output of exclusive news, compelling human-interest stories and deeply reported features.
Working closely with colleagues across Africa and the rest of the world, you will write and oversee ground-breaking, insightful coverage on a broad range of topics, from Nigeria’s thriving film industry and tech sector to oil strikes, insurgencies and the race to secure COVID-19 vaccines.
About the Role
As our Nigeria Bureau Chief, you will :
Lead and inspire journalists to produce fast, agenda-setting and engaging coverage that meets the needs of all our clients
Plan and coordinate coverage with your team, as well as editors and colleagues who operate in multiple formats text, video, pictures, graphics, digital and social media - across Africa and around the world
Write and edit market-sensitive news in real time, as well as deeply reported, memorable features
Manage staff safety and career development, communicate editorial priorities, and, with regional and specialist editors, set news coverage priorities
Good writing, editing and communication skills are essential.
To be our Nigeria Bureau Chief, you will likely have :
A track record of breaking news, writing fast and well under time pressure, and producing illuminating features on a complex and challenging beat
Excellent news judgment, with an ability to prioritise coverage and generate ideas that will resonate with our diverse clients
A deep understanding of current issues in Nigeria and the region
Strong communications and interpersonal skills
Experience managing a team
A solid understanding of multimedia news planning; some visuals experience is desirable
A strong command of English; other languages a plus
An ability and willingness to work any shift, including nights and weekends, and to travel, sometimes on short notice.
What’s in it For You :
At Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth :
Global Career : As a global company, we can offer a truly international career and progression opportunities
Learning & Development : On the job learning and coaching. We also have a dedicated training team focused on the continuous development of our journalists
Benefits : We offer competitive salary packages and market leading benefits including paid volunteering days
Perks : Work alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and a team who provide unmatched, award-winning coverage of the world’s most important stories.