Vacancy: Chief Correspondent and Reporter

 Vacancy:  Chief Correspondent and Reporter

The International Press Centre (IPC), implementing partners of component 4 of the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria-Phase 2 (EUSDGN II) requests application from suitably qualified applicants for vacant positions under its online news portal, (www.ndr.org.ng) the Nigerian Democratic Report (NDR).

NDR is an independent news medium and media resource online platform managed by IPC. It was first created in 2013 and used as IPC’s online engagement platform ahead the 2015 general elections. Ahead of the 2019 elections, it produced model electoral and democratic governance reports under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN). Ahead of the 2023 elections, NDR shall be expanding its scope to cover broader and diverse coverage of the 2023 electoral process and related democratic governance through model reports. This shall entail incisive stories, features and analysis on cross cutting issues about Nigeria’ electoral process, including issues that enhances credible elections, democratic governance, INEC, political and electoral reforms, transparency and accountability, citizens participation, issues of inclusivity affecting Women, People living with disability (PWDs), Youths and the electoral process as well as issues on conflict transformation, hate speech, etc, encompassing the electoral processes of the 2023 and the 2027 elections.

Job Requirements:

A minimum of a University Degree or Higher National Diploma with proven experience in journalism and media practice. Applicants must be tech-savvy, self-driven, innovative and possess a knack for writing compelling stories. 

Prove of journalism/writing work is imperative.

  • Duties of the Chief Correspondent and the Reporter:
  1. Follow electoral and democratic related issues and report same on the NDR. This shall entail writing engaging and incisive model news/features stories on daily/weekly basis covering a range of journalism reports on activities, stories, investigations, features and analysis on/about cross cutting issues of Nigeria’s electoral process.
  2. Liaise with the NDR Editor on producing timely and accurate news/features report, including providing appropriate picture from events attended, according to NDR’s house style, or as may be necessary, based on editorial decisions.
  3. Interface with the IPC project team, as may be applicable, to ensure the coverage of all news worthy activities, such as visits, meetings, workshop, project activities, press releases, and related activities under the EU-ESDGN II project, or as may be directed.

Application Submission/Deadline:

Interested candidates should kindly send a copy of their CV with a cover letter with links of TWO (2) STORIES showcasing their writing acumen on a model, balanced electoral or democratic governance issues. The application should be sent to: ipc@ipcng.org  on/before Friday, August 12, 2022.

The applications shall be reviewed and shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

IPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Signed:

Recruitment Committee,

IPC, LAGOS.

August 5, 2022

Editor

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