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.

The principal accountable role is to fill 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

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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