Al-Ansar Radio & TV Live News Manager / Head of News and Current Affairs Jobs in Nigeria

Al-Ansar Radio & TV Live News Manager / Head of News and Current Affairs Jobs in Nigeria

Position Description

  • The Head of News and Current Affairs oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio newscasts and public affairs programs.

  • She/ He directs the assignment of coverage for news stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast.

  • In addition, She/He will provide editorial decision making and guidance to ensure compliance and accuracy, and that deadlines are met in a fast-paced environment.

  • She /He will supervise staff reporters, on-call reporters, interns, volunteers, and news staff assigned to special coverage.

    The Head of News and Current Affairs is expected to

  • Direct the gathering and production or news content for broadcast and digital platforms leveraging the use of digital tools to enhance newsgathering and dissemination

  • Supervise personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel action motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance,

  • Ensure compliance with rules and regulations governing news coverage.

  • Generate assignments and evaluate news leads and news tips to develop stories.

  • Gather and verify factual Information regarding Stories through Interviews, observation, and research; ensures the accuracy of news programs.

  • Edit news material and reporter submissions; prepare and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards, and serves as fill-in host.

  • Interact with management in the development implementation and maintenance policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning; develop and implement projects and programs to assist in the accomplishment of established goals.

  • Participate in the development and management of annual operating budgets and provide fiscal input

  • Monitor equipment usage and ensure the maintenance of equipment inventories.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mass Communication, Political Science, Journalism etc.

  • Advanced Degree (Masters or equivalent) is preferable.

  • A minimum of 10 years of working experience in the broadcast industry.

  • Proven ability to develop and deliver news reports and programs on-air and online.

  • Knowledge of broadcast and web-based Journalism principles and techniques.

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations conventIons, and protocols relating to the delivery of news and public affairs content.

  • Knowledge of editorial and ethical standards for the research and development of journalistic articles and/or presentations.

  • Journalism willing skill.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both
    orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of on-air and Online techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards

  • Knowledge of news and public affairs radio program production

  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and adapt news and public affairs items for incorporation into on-air and/or online content

  • Ability to make broadcast programming decisions within defined parameters

  • High level of competency in MS Office software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    Knowledge and understanding of radio communications facilities, broadcast equipment, and sound distribution systems.

  • Knowledge of radio organizational structures, workflows, systems and operating procedures

  • Considerable knowledge of media and communication regulatory bodies and the rules and regulations, and laws governing establishment and operations of electronic media organization.

  • Familiarity with the culture and environment of Borno State and North East of Nigeria.

  • Other duties as required by the General Manager.

    Application Closing Date

  • 15th May, 2020.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV containing evidence of relevant work experience and qualifications along with a Suitability Letter of not more than two pages indicatIng the position they wish to apply for and why they should be accepted for the position to: using the "Job Title" as the subject of the email.


  • The position being applied for should be specified in the email subject line.

  • Only applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted for further screening.

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