Vacancy: Newspaper Media Content Monitoring Activity

 Vacancy: Newspaper Media Content Monitoring Activity

The International Press Centre (IPC), implementing partner of component 4 of the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria-Phase 2 (EUSDGN II) requests application from suitably qualified applicants for ‘Media Monitors’ and ‘Head, Media Monitoring Unit’ positions under it Media Monitoring activity.

About the media monitoring activity:
The monitoring activity would entail the survey/assessment and analysis of 10 newspapers/online news mediums on the trend of reportage of political, electoral and democratic governance issues.
All applications would go through a review process and successful applicants shall be engaged, with tasks entailing surveying, assessing and analysing the trend in media coverage of the 2023 elections across the 10 newspapers over an 18-month period from September 2023. The monitors shall also assess the newspapers using specially-developed monitoring codes and indices on the trend of media coverage of Women, PWDs, Youths, the non-usage of hate speech as well as conflict sensitive reporting, the campaign promises of presidential aspirants as well as tracking and fact-checking fake news, as may be applicable.
On the final analysis, the outcome of the media monitoring activity shall be used to engage journalists and media gatekeepers on compliances with media ethics and professionalism.

Qualities:

  • Interest in and understanding of news and media reports
  • Good understanding of governance, political and electoral issues
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Proficiency is use of MS Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in English language (speaking & writing).
  • Experience with a wide array of social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Job Requirements:
Education
A minimum of a University Degree or Higher National Diploma in any discipline. Previous experience in media monitoring will be an added advantage.

Applicants who have previously served as media monitors or as team leaders in previous media monitoring project are also encouraged to apply for the position of Head Monitor and Assistant Head Monitor respectively.

NOTE however that the position of the Head Monitor and Assistant Head Monitor required proof of requisite skills or experience from past media content monitoring work. Based on the assessment of the credential/experience of the applicants, the assessment committee may re-designate a Media Monitor as Head Monitor or Assistant Head Monitor respectively.

Submission/Deadline:
Interested candidates should kindly send a copy of their detailed CV with a cover letter stating the post being applied for (that is, as Media Monitor or as Head or Assistant Head of the Media Monitoring Unit) 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.

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