Author Topic: Timbuktu Media Job Vacancies: Online Content Producer  (Read 911 times)

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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 an Online Content Producer to manage the online content offering on various new media platforms

Job Title: Online Content Producer
Report to: Online Editor

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
•   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
•   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.   

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