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Editor, Business Insider Africa

Closing: Jan 21, 2022

4 days remaining

Published: Dec 24, 2021 (24 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience - and providing expansive media reach and creative marketing solutions to partners. We run news websites and social channels and marketing and production across Francophone and Anglophone West Africa and East Africa.

We are a platform leading in reach with our news and entertainment content - with millions of regular users per month. We are also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

We’re looking for an Editor with a solid editorial/ journalistic background cutting across the business, finance, economics, technology, and startups, who will be responsible for planning and executing editorial strategy and producing exclusive stories for Business Insider, one of the fastest-growing news brands in the world.

This role will be based in our Lagos office.



Responsibilities

Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience - and providing expansive media reach and creative marketing solutions to partners. We run news websites and social channels and marketing and production across Francophone and Anglophone West Africa and East Africa.

We are a platform leading in reach with our news and entertainment content - with millions of regular users per month. We are also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

We’re looking for an Editor with a solid editorial/ journalistic background cutting across the business, finance, economics, technology, and startups, who will be responsible for planning and executing editorial strategy and producing exclusive stories for Business Insider, one of the fastest-growing news brands in the world.

This role will be based in our Lagos office.



  • Produce highly engaging and monetizable original content for Business Insider Africa - editorial, social and video formats

  • Ensure accuracy, consistency with the BI brand voice, and adherence to BI editorial & SEO guidelines

  • Oversee editorial planning and strategy execution for the BI website & social media pages, ensuring that complex topics are broken down into a variety of formats that readers will want to read and share

  • Ensure content published on the website and social channels are consistently of high quality in regards to story authenticity, fact-checking, spelling, grammar, style - and complying with all relevant copyright laws 

  • Secure top-level contributors and source interviews, profiles, and features with high-level executives for exclusive stories

  • Source and work with contributors and freelancers for more stories and other content for Business Insider Africa

  • Coordinate a team of writers and contributors and other internal and external resources, ensuring effective workflows and processes

  • Prepare weekly traffic and other performance reports and actively identify and implement strategies to increase the readership and reach of Business Insider Africa.

  • Liaise with Tech & Product Teams on the back-end and front-end on updates, mobile development, and CMS changes

  • Identify opportunities for partnerships and work closely with the Sales team to close deals for Business Insider Africa and execute related client projects

  • Develop strong, trusting relationships with all relevant stakeholders and partners, both internal and external

  • Maintain industry best practices and stay keyed into trends and the competitive landscape to ensure Business Insider Africa is always innovative

  • Act as an ambassador for Business Insider Africa and represent Business Insider Africa at industry events, panels and other key events and discussions in the wider journalistic and business communities


Desired Skills & Experience

  • An excellent editorial background and experience working at a digital publication

  • Experience covering/ writing on business, finance, economics, technology, and startups

  • In-depth and practical knowledge of the new media landscape

  • Great relationship-building and networking skills to cultivate a high-level network across industries and secure interviews

  • Great interviewing skills and feels comfortable talking to high-level executives

  • Passion for producing exclusive stories with deep analysis

  • Great ability to break down complex topics and make them interesting, relatable, and easy to understand

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong business acumen to drive partnerships and revenue generation for Business Insider as a product

  • Reliability and efficiency in a fast-paced environment


Joining the Pulse Team

The Pulse team is made up of passionate individuals who go above and beyond to inform and engage our young audience with quality content -  also delighting our clients and partners with their creative ability to engage these audiences.

From the moment you join us, you will be empowered to run projects, solve problems and develop solutions that can impact our audience of millions and our clients and partners. You will get to work collaboratively with a pan-African team in a fast-paced environment.




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