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JOB TITLE: ONLINE CONTENT PRODUCER

REPORT TO: Online Editor

GENERAL ROLE:
Timbuktu Media is a new media organisation, based in Lagos, Nigeria. As well as a print newspaper, significant emphasis is being placed on the digital offering, via the website and mobile/sms. There is therefore need for an Online Content Producer to manage the online content offering on various new media platforms.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties are as follows:

Ensure the website is updated as often is required using the proprietary content management system (CMS)

Support content development, management processes and quality control where required

Plan, structure, report, and write news and information content for Web sites and other new media platforms

Produce site content to optimize the user experience by being attentive to live web metrics and UE best practices.

Enhance the news content with outside links, maps, slideshows.

Work with other departments, including sales and marketing, as needed on site and station initiatives that require content integration

Convert new media content to broadcast style.

Coordinate news editorial and technical staff to facilitate the migration of multi-media content to new media platforms, including video, audio, still photos and graphics

Will assist in online coverage of major news events, breaking news. http://www.nigerianbestforum.com

Build out special sections and site features to enhance coverage and increase site-user engagement

Manage wire feeds and publish to the web site where appropriate.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
The principal accountable role is to fill www.234NEXT.com with multi-media content (proprietary and UGC) which a) engages our audiences and b) drives traffic to the site.

Qualification and experience:
Bachelors degree and training in multimedia production.
Must have aptitude in Adobe Premiere and digital audio editing

JOB ATTRIBUTES:

The Online Content Producer should have at least 2 years professional experience

Must demonstrate good journalism and writing skills as well as an understanding of current events
Must understand basic journalism legal principles. http://hotnaijanews.com
Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and work under pressure
Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced newsroom environment strongly preferred
Working knowledge of online content-management systems preferred
Working knowledge of web-design tools, such as HTML, Flash, ASP.Net, DreamWeaver, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, and FTP programs

KEY INTERFACES:
All functional heads

All members of online team

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Forward a suitability statement and CV (as a single ms word document), to jobs@234next.com

Only applications sent electronically, with the job title and name clearly indicated as the subject matter of the email, will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

JOB TITLE: MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER

REPORT TO: Online Editor

GENERAL ROLE:
Timbuktu Media is a new media organization, based in Lagos, Nigeria. As well as a print newspaper, significant emphasis is being placed on the digital offering, via the website and mobile/sms. There is therefore need for a Multimedia Content Producer to plan and generate multi-media (video, audio/podcasts) and user-generated content (UGC) for and other Timbuktu Media digital platforms.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties are as follows:

Develop strategies to increase user-generated content (comments, emails, photos, video, audio clips)
Content planning (themes, projects) and execution (for NEXT TV)
Produce video content (including NEXT TV news bulletins)
Produce audio content/podcasts
Convert new media content to broadcast style
Assist in online coverage of major news events, breaking news
Shoot, write, and edit content to enhance online coverage for all platforms, and generate content for niche sites.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
The principal accountable role is to fill www.234NEXT.com with multi-media content (proprietary and UGC) which a) engages our audiences and b) drives traffic to the site.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree and training in multimedia production.
Must have aptitude in Adobe Premiere and digital audio editing

JOB ATTRIBUTES:
Audio/video digital production skills
Creative thinker
A finely-tuned sense of comedy and satire
News judgment

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Enthusiasm
Fun-loving
Team-player
Energy

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Forward a suitability statement and CV (as a single ms word document), to jobs@234next.com

Only applications sent electronically, with the job title and name clearly indicated as the subject matter of the email, will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.






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