Jobs in Lagos and Abuja at BusinessdayOnline

Businessday is West Africa’s lending provider of business intelligence and information. Written by some of West Africa’s best journalists, it is the favourite newspaper among West Africa investor community.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Ambitious Journalist and Sub-Editor

Location: Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria
Job Status: Full-time

Job Descriptions

  • Finance, business, economy, government and a country, where Democracy has just been strengthened/ What a great combination for an ambitious journalist, business and finance writer and sub-editor.
  • As the most influential and only daily financial and business publication in Nigeria, we write and report for CEOs, senior and middle level executives, business leaders, policymakers and everyone interested in business and economy in the country.
  • We cover companies and entrepreneurs who are the major players in their industries and uncover those who are going to be.
  • Business Day seeks journalists to cover, report, analyse, write and sub-edit in the areas of business/finance/economy; health; education; agriculture, and politics.

The job is Simple
Find good stories that CEOs, business leaders, policy makers and the general interested public in Nigeria will find interesting, helpful and entertaining.

The work is hard: You will be covering a subjects and a market that is as large as the newspapers’ others. This position is fast-paced, creative, demanding and a whole lot of fun:

  • The right candidate is someone who can become entrenched in the work quickly. Our beats are set up to be nearly 100% enterprise, which means we need someone who can network, report and write with voice, style and authority. We want you to discover the deeper layer of businesses’ and government inner workings and craft this information into must-read stories.
  • Your task is to find out how government business works; companies and people who are successful and show how they got there, their next big deal, and how they will do it.
  • We know our stories must be deeper than breaking news for us to remain relevant as a business and financial daily, which we’ve done since 2001.
  • We at BusinessDay are fun, passionate and enthusiastic about our paper. We are a company that believes in laissez-faire policies for business when it comes to the government and rewarding exceptional work when it comes to employees.
  • We need someone who can write a daily story as well as a magazine-style feature story, and knows the difference between the two.
  • This person will also be thinking about what content is most useful for the website versus in print, and will want to get good scoops into the digital space first.
  • Our next writers will need to be people who can help us solidify our presence in the business,
  • We need someone who can write a daily story as well as a magazine-style feature story, and knows the difference between the two.
  • We want someone whose ambitions are as big as ours, who has the motivation to help us create the highest-quality business newspaper and website in the market. We have high expectations.
  • We want someone who shares wanting to be the best and is not afraid of the hard work needed to get there. If you like to come up with your own stories, try out new ideas and manage your own time, this is a great opportunity for you.
  • This person will also be thinking about what content is most useful for the website versus in print, and will want to get good scoops into the digital space first.
  • Our next writers will need to be people who can help us solidify our presence in the business, government economic policy circles of Nigeria, someone who does not shy away from landing the big interview. Average daily beat reporters need not apply.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of business writing experience
  • Self-motivated and excellent time management skills
  • Experience covering an enterprise beat
  • Understands how to craft writing for a particular audience

Team player

  • Creative, thinks about alternative story-telling ideas in print and digitally
  • Degree in business, economics, journalism, English or related major
  • Basic Duties (does not include all required tasks):
  • Cover the specified areas above for a daily business newspaper
  • Write one feature and three medium to big stories a week, plus other briefs
  • Daily Web items and complementary Web stories and features
  • Represent the paper at events and network in the area.

Job Title: Assistant Manager, Conferences & Event

Location: Lagos
Job Status: Full-time

Job Descriptions

  • The Assistant Conferences & Events Manager must be an enthusiastic marketer with exceptional leadership and communication skills and a strong understanding of events and conference marketing operations and strategy.
  • The primary focus of this position will be to lead all operational and marketing aspects of Businessday Conferences & Events.
  • You will also manage the strategy and execution of special events and conferences that take place throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Responsible for sales/marketing of sponsorship for all conferences
  • Responsible for all event and conferences operations throughout the year
  • Responsible for planning and managing the programs so that they are fully integrated across marketing vehicles.
  • Provide the Conferences Manager with a clear marketing plan for each event.
  • Liaise with the Conferences Manager to identify and arrange cross promotion opportunities at events. This should be done for every event at least 2 weeks prior to the conference date.
  • Manage and monitor the creation and scheduling of conference emails to the internal conference data lists, as per marketing schedule and conference targets.
  • Manage and monitor the Conference Marketing Executive to ensure events are promoted via relevant social media platforms, including (but not restricted to): Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter.
  • Managing, planning and implementing targeted and effective cross- channel marketing campaigns, with the goal of securing maximum delegate revenue
  • Working cross functionally, the Assistant conference manager will define( manage and assist with the execution on the program goals, messages, audience generation/email campaigns, speaker plan, collateral, event website and registration, and event logistics.
  • Responsible for mentoring and managing event teams

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required: Marketing/Business degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of marketing experience: Events/conferences marketing background preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years management experience
  • Proven experience and track record of successful marketing campaigns and delivering world class conferences
  • Strong understanding of event/conferences strategy, operations, and marketing
  • Ability to create program goals, messaging, communication and overall event plans with minimal direction
  • Superior communication and people skills with the ability to work across all levels in an organization and with external event agencies.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with a proven track record managing teams to deliver effective, integrated event programs and results
  • High energy, outgoing, “can do” personality. Ability to thrive in a changing environment
  • Vast knowledge of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts

Salary
Position comes with full benefits. Pay competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV to:adeola.obisesan@businessdayonline.com or [email protected] or[email protected]

Note:

  • Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the subject of the mail.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  Tuesday, 1st December, 2015.

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