DEADLINE: 30 September 2021
The Republic is hiring an Associate Editor (Social Media) to join our editorial team. Responsibilities will include: developing smart and highly engaging social media projects and content for the Africa-curious; managing our social media accounts and newsletters; supporting the team with online and offline audience engagement; and developing social media campaigns to promote reader-to-subscriber conversion.
Depending on experience and milestones, the role could transition to Managing Editor, Head of Communications and Audience Engagement, or Head of Growth.
Who we’re looking for
The Associate Editor position is one of our more senior roles, aimed at experienced (post-NYSC) writers and/or researchers with demonstrable interest in Nigerian and African affairs. You are highly attuned to what is missing from online and offline discussions about Nigeria and the broader African continent, and can produce the necessary information to fill that gap. You have strong communication and content instincts (writings, graphics etc.) and can be a reliable source of information and insights on underreported stories and issues affecting Nigerians and Africans at large. You understand that just because something is important doesn’t mean it is automatically interesting.
What you’ll achieve
As the Associate Editor (Social Media), you will work with the Editor-in-Chief in identifying The Republic‘s core social media audiences and developing The Republic‘s strategy for engaging such audiences. You will evaluate and improve on The Republic‘s content creation and distribution models, identifying possible content solutions and opportunities for growth. You will grow The Republic‘s presence on core social media and newsletter platforms. Among your core objectives will be launching and managing the leading newsletter covering local politics/news from Nigeria and across Africa.
How to stand out
You will have:
⎈ A Master’s degree (preferred) and top-tier academic credentials (2.1 minimum undergraduate qualifications). Graduates of humanities and social sciences (e.g. politics, history, African studies) are highly encouraged;
⎈ At least two years of previous work experience (excluding NYSC);
⎈ Excellent research, writing and reading skills;
⎈ Proven ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear, accessible way;
⎈ Networking ability and knowledge of social media communities/landscapes;
⎈ Proficiency with Canva, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Mailchimp;
⎈ Previous editorial and leadership experience;
⎈ Ability to work at a fast pace, remotely and independently while part of a team; and
⎈ An obsession with audiences.
How to apply
To apply, you will need to register or log-in. Then, upload a CV and cover letter (stating your availability i.e. when you can start and for how long). Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a round of assessments, after which they may be invited for an interview.
Applications close 23:59 (WAT), 30 September 2021, but apply early as we aim to fill the position before then.
This position is paid, full-time and open only to candidates based in Lagos.