Next Newspapers Needs Writers

Next Newspapers (Timbuktu Media), Oregun, Lagos is looking for copy editors and re-writers for its quality control desk. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, along with an excellent grasp of spelling and grammar. This position requires nighttime and weekend work. We might also be willing to consider part-time work.

A potential copy editor:

· * Must be a fast learner

· * Must have strong written and oral communication

· * Must be able to conduct fact checks

· * Must be able to learn and adhere to Next’s style guide

· * Must be able to write compelling headlines and photo captions

· * Pays close attention to detail, keeping a keen eye out for typos

· * Inputs changes into layouts accurately and quickly

· * Double checks work, and works with editorial and art teams to address copy fit or other story issues

· * Works well under deadline and can manage and prioritize multiple assignments

· * Willingness to help with other tasks as assigned by Next, such as writing small assignments

· * Must have good work ethic

In addition to having all the qualities of a copy editor, a re-writer, applicants

must be able to transform reporters’ stories into engaging, interesting, clear and concise reads

Interested applicants can send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to lola.okusami@234next.com

You can check out the newspaper’s website at www.234next.com


Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of creativewritingnews.com. Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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