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Sunday, 26 February 2017

TV Show Writer Channels TV



Channels Television



Job Description

Channels TV is recruiting talented and enthusiastic writers for an upcoming TV show. The writer will contribute to weekly episode development. This is a full time position based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Background
  • Through the news and political satire TV genre, this show will entertain and inform its target audience of 18 to 35 year-old Nigerians and Africans in current affairs.
  • The show’s voice will be tasteful and insightful.  While lampooning subjects across the political spectrum, the scope of this show will include domestic Nigerian as well as major continental African issues.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Originate and present an engaging political satire programme that is timely and provocative
  • Keep abreast of and analyze political, economic and social news across legacy and new media platforms to present topical, entertaining and informative news and political satire material.
  • Originate and brainstorm political issues of relevance and work through guidance provided by supervisors and in cooperation with colleagues.
  • Maintain a strong momentum for the programme in a high-pressured and fast-paced environment.
  • Generate new material on a daily and weekly basis consistent with the voice and vision of the show and Channels TV ethos.
  • Research domestic, regional and international political, economic and social issues as required.
  • Respond to direction provided by the Director, Head Writer and Executive Producers as appropriate.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division or an HND qualification in the related field with Upper Credit only.
  • Must have completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
  • Should have at least 4-5 years of professional work experience on the job.
  • Exceptional communication skills: Communicates clearly and persuasively verbally and in written form;
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment strongly preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of mass media.
  • Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and ability to work under pressure and as a member of a team.
  • An excellent team player;
  • Ability to work independently and with nominal instruction;

Personal Qualities:
  • Age: between 25 and 30 years.
  • Versatile.
  • Hard working.
  • ICT knowledge and proficiency required.
  • Able to challenge the status quo and drive through changes.
  • Diligent with strong attention to detail.

Salary and Benefits
Negotiable

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