Video Journalist at Media Trust Limited

Media Trust Limited, owners of Daily Trust, Aminiya and Trust TV, is one of the leading players in the Nigerian media industry. We reach millions of people through our print, TV and digital platforms.

We are recruiting a talented, creative and editorially sound candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Video Journalist

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: Head of Hausa Service

Summary

  • As one of our video journalists, you will be playing a critical role in shaping our digital content and leading engagement with our audience across platforms.
  • You will be part of the digital team that delivers high quality news content online and on social media that suits our diverse audiences, especially young people.
  • You need to be a creative and resourceful journalist with understanding of what makes a good video and how videos are consumed on digital platforms.
  • Based in Abuja, you will research, initiate, gather, and produce materials for news, current affairs, and other formats, shooting and editing same.

Job Roles

  • To work with other members of the Aminiya and Daily Trust Digital Teams, to produce high quality content that meets professional standards;
  • To generate and contribute ideas for news and content development across platform;
  • To originate, identify and produce innovative and creative video news and current affairs content for different platforms, including social media such as Facebook and Instagram;
  • To write and/or prepare scripts, sub and/or edit copy for video production and originate new formats for delivery on digital platforms;
  • To create multimedia content, craft headlines and teasers that promote our stories in such a way that they appeal to a wide range of audience;
  • To create attractive and engaging social media specific content, including pictures, text, and videos.

Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of social media journalism and the ability to create visually appealing content, including lives and other engaging formats.
  • Ability to work well as part of a diverse team – with editors, producers and other journalists.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Nigerian media landscape and its challenges and prospects.
  • Thorough knowledge of, and interest in, local, regional, and national as well as, where appropriate, international news and current affairs.
  • The ability to work without supervision and under pressure, and deliver against tight deadlines.
  • At least three-year experience in a newsroom setting.

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