Anchor at an International News Media Company – Myrtle Management Consultants Limited

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Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Job Description

  • Your role requires that you work in a team and participate in the creative cycle of the news broadcast. As a news anchor, you will work closely with reporters and will be responsible for gathering information, broadcasting newscasts throughout the day and interviewing guests.
  • Ultimately, you should be able to follow current events and present news stories to audiences in an informative, interesting, and unbiased way.


  • Generating ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources
  • Pitching ideas to editors and commissioners
  • Researching, verifying, 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 from which to approach a story
  • Identifying necessary resources and deploying and managing technical crews for location shoots, including sound operators and camera crew
  • Providing directorial input, advising crews on what to film or record
  • Using portable digital video (dv) cameras and other equipment to record material
  • Producing complete packages for broadcast
  • Preparing and presenting material on-air for both pre-recorded and live pieces
  • 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 a broadcast
  • Deciding on the running order for bulletins and making any necessary changes during a broadcast
  • Collaborating with the editor to put together the completed item
  • Developing and maintaining local contacts, assuming a public relations role
  • Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct
  • Research local community national and international current events
  • Meet with the Executive News Editor, in collaboration with Executive producer, producer, reporters and other news anchors to be briefed on the day’s news
  • Work with the Executive News Editor to choose stories to broadcast considering audience preferences
  • Organize the news to present the most interesting pieces first
  • Revise scripts and prepare to deliver them on-air
  • Ensure late-breaking news is added to newscasts
  • Engage in commentary
  • Interview guests and other members involved stories
  • Introduce news correspondents reporting on the scene and ask them relevant questions
  • Comply with the moral code of the journalistic profession
  • Keep abreast of news developments by studying papers, attending events, etc.


  • BSc degree in Journalism, Communications or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as a news anchor
  • Understanding of the newscast process
  • Broad knowledge of local, national and international affairs (e.g. political, economic, legislative and cultural)
  • Comfortable yet professional presence on camera
  • Ability to improvise in a live on-camera setting
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Available to work on a flexible schedule
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and strict deadlines
  • Active social media presence
  • An interest in people, news, current affairs, and good general knowledge
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Confidence in front of a camera and an ‘on-air’ presence
  • An understanding of relevant technical equipment and editing software
  • The ability to work under pressure, both within teams and individually
  • Outstanding analytical skills and ability to absorb, extract and present information in a clear and understandable way
  • The ability to build rapport and to handle interactions with sensitivity, empathy, and diplomacy, while maintaining impartiality
  • Excellent interviewing and listening skills
  • An eye for a story, with an ability to generate original ideas and the confidence to pitch to senior editors
  • Tenacity, persistence, resourcefulness and creative problem-solving skills


  • Very competitive

Application Deadline
20th September, 2020.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Interviews are on a rolling basis to this date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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  • Total Jobs 52 Jobs
  • Category Consultancy
  • Location Lagos
  • Full Address 8 Providence Street, Opposite Halifield School, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria

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