Broadcast Journalist

Posted On: 11 December 2020 Mariabake Media   Lagos
Reference: N/A Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Mariabake Media - We are tasked with delivering authentic and accurate information as we hold the utmost belief that our audience has the right to be adequately informed. Our mission is to uncover the truth no matter the circumstance.


  • Identifying necessary resources and deploying/managing technical crews for location shoots, including sound operators and camera crew;

  • Generating ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources;

  • Developing and maintaining local contacts and assuming a public relations role;

  • Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.

  • Pitching ideas to editors and commissioners;

  • Deciding on the running order for bulletins and making any necessary changes during broadcast;

  • Researching and collating evidence and information to support a story using relevant information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.;

  • Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines and reports;

  • Selecting appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising editorial judgement on the best angle to approach a story from;

  • Using portable digital video (DV) cameras and other equipment to record material and appropriate editing software to produce complete packages for broadcast;

  • Preparing and presenting material 'on air' for both pre-recorded and live pieces;

  • Providing directorial input, advising crews on what to film or record;

  • Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews;

  • Preparing timings for each news item and monitoring these during broadcast.


  • Excellent news-gathering and reporting skills

  • A clear and professional broadcasting voice

  • A persuasive manner and the ability to draw information from people

  • A feel for what makes a story and how best to present it to particular audiences

  • Excellent writing skills

  • The ability to think creatively and see all potential angles of a story

  • Confidence

  • Quick reactions

  • To be effective under the pressure of deadlines

  • To be objective, fair and balanced in the treatment of stories

  • Technical knowledge and skills in using a range of audio and/or visual equipment

  • Accuracy

  • Knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulation as they affect journalists

  • Self-motivation

  • Flexibility

  • A smart appearance.

  • OND qualification.


Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.



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