• Staff Writer at Space in Africa

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    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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