Job Vacancies At Daily Trust


Daily Trust is currently looking for talented, creative and editorially sound persons to join their digital team. Are you young, digitally savvy and easy at learning? If yes, you may well be the one whose service they require.

Job Vacancies At Daily Trust
Job Vacancy


Position: Digital News Copy Editor
Location: Anywhere Within Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed-term

Competencies and key responsibilities

• The candidate should have the qualities of being a team leader
• Ability to source very compelling lead and other top stories.
• The candidate must be able to turn regular and routine news items into big and in-depth reports.
• He/she must possess impeccable English writing skill and have copy editing and re-writing techniques.
• Ability to be a self-starter who can generate story ideas.
• The candidate must be able to assign, commission and guide reporters to do good, accurate, unique and unbiased stories.
• Must have the ability and skills to enrich and contextualise news reports.
• He/she must be very meticulous and should be able to identify gaps in news items and ensure same are filed appropriately.
• The candidate must be able to separate the wheat from the chaff; that is, select and publish only quality stories that are of interest to the readers.

Qualification and Experience

Minimum of a degree in Mass Communication, English, Social Sciences or any relevant subject
Minimum of four years experience
Eligible candidates should click here to submit their application

Application closes seven days from the date of this publication.

Position: Online News Editor
Location: Anywhere within Nigeria
Contract Type: Permanent

Competencies and key responsibilities

• The candidate should have the qualities of being a team leader
• He/she must be on top of news and events as they happen
• Capable of supervising and coordinating editorial duties
• Discuss assignments with reporters and guide them on how to execute the tasks
• Assigns, edits and posts stories to the website
• He/she must be very meticulous and should be able to identify gaps in news items and ensure same are filed appropriately.
• Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

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REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS

He/she should be able to translate Hausa into English and vice versa

The candidate must possess a minimum of a first degree in Mass Communication or English Language or any other relevant discipline.

The candidate must have been a well-experienced reporter who has covered sensitive beats.
Minimum of five years’ experience

Eligible candidates should click here to submit their application

Application closes seven days from the date of this publication.

Position: Multimedia Journalist
Location: Anywhere within Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed term contract

Ideal Candidate

  • He/she must have a track record of reporting and writing in English. The ideal candidate should have a vast understanding of Nigeria, its media market, audience, and digital trends.
    Main Duties
  • To generate, write, edit and publish compelling and original multimedia content across all our platforms in English or Hausa
    Cover breaking news and live events in person or in collaboration with reporters on the field
  • Translate content from English to Hausa and vice-versa
  • Contribute to generating ideas and planning for coverage as well as collaborating with other sections within the newsroom to ensure effective use of resources
  • Researching, scripting and packaging stories that appeal to young audience across platforms
  • Reversioning content for English platforms and external partners
  • Sourcing and interviewing potential news sources and high-profile guests
  • Working with reporters to commission and write engaging features and news analysis
  • Monitoring trending topics on social media and writing stories that will appeal to digital audience
  • Working in collaboration with digital editors on any task that may be assigned to you

Qualification and Experience

Minimum of a degree in Mass Communication, English, Social Sciences or any relevant subject
Minimum of four years’ experience

Skills and competencies
• Proficiency in English language
• Understanding of Hausa language is not compulsory but an added advantage
• Sound editorial judgment
• Knowledge of social media and creative ways of using it to drive engagement
• Strong journalism and field reporting experience
• Ability to work as a team player and respond to tight deadline
• Familiarity with the Nigerian media landscape
• Knowledge of any audio, video or photo editing software programme will be a valuable addition
Eligible candidates should click here to submit their application
Application closes seven days from the date of this publication.


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