Copy Editor at PUNCH Nigeria Limited



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PUNCH Nigeria Limited



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PUNCH Nigeria Limited is publishers of Nigeria’s leading and most widely read newspaper and digital titles.

We are seeking ethical, resourceful, experienced and enterprising professionals to fill the role below:

Job Title: Copy Editor

Location: Nigeria

Details
This job requires candidates to be able to perform duties that include the following:

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  • Impeccable grammar skills, a keen eye for detail, and a passion for ensuring accuracy and clarity.
  • Ability to adhere to style guidelines and a desire to work in a fast-paced news environment are essential.
  • Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
  • Verify factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics
  • Check text for style, readability, and adherence to editorial policies
  • Arrange page layouts of photos, articles, and advertisements
  • Rewrite text to improve clarity and readability
  • Rework submitted stories to draw out stronger angles
  • Ability to background stories with facts, figures and history as relevant
  • Eagle eye for spotting likely plagiarism and drawing Editor’s attention to it promptly
  • Computer literacy

Desirable:

  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Resourcefulness: approach news editing from more pragmatic angles
  • Analytical skills – Use clear, logical steps and excellent judgment to understand possible news items from all angles
  • Ability to post stories online
  • Computer skills and familiarity with office proprietary software such as Microsoft Word, etc.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Between five (5) and 15 years of active on-the-job experience
  • Minimum of first degree in the English Language, Mass Communication or any of the Arts/social science courses
  • English proficiency is a must
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Resourcefulness: approach news editing from more pragmatic and dramatic angles
  • Analytical skills – Use clear, logical steps and excellent judgment to understand stories and edit as appropriate
  • Computer skills and familiarity with office proprietary software such as Microsoft Word, etc.

Remuneration
Very attractive but negotiable.

Application Closing Date
2nd March, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and writing samples to:
Human Resources Department,
PUNCH Place,
KM 14, Lagos Ibadan Expressway
Magboro, Ogun State

OR
E-mail it to: [email protected]

Note

  • Only qualified candidates should apply
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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