DEADLINE: 30 April 2021
The Republic is hiring an Associate Editor to join our editorial team. Responsibilities will include: developing editorial projects focused on politics and history; managing authors and editors; commissioning and managing essays; and working with authors to produce quality writing in line with our style guide.
The Associate Editor position is one of our more senior roles, aimed at recent graduates or youth corpers who possess:
⎈ A Master’s degree (preferred) and top-tier academic credentials (2.1 minimum undergraduate qualifications);
⎈ At least two years of previous work experience (excluding NYSC);
⎈ Excellent research, writing and reading skills;
⎈ Demonstrable, deep interest in Nigerian and African affairs;
⎈ Proven ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear, accessible way;
⎈ Some experience working with junior team members;
⎈ Networking ability and some knowledge about publishing in Nigeria;
⎈ Proficiency with Microsoft Office and WordPress;
⎈ Previous editorial and leadership experience; and
⎈ Ability to work at a fast pace, remotely and independently while part of a team.
You should be a voracious reader who is highly organized, self-motivated and eager to shape public discourse. You must also be able to commit to the role for one year.
Most importantly, we are looking for candidates passionate about quality editorial work, and interested in becoming subject matter experts on Nigerian and African affairs. Such people will, at the minimum, possess genuine interest in The Republic and what/how we publish, and our core topics: climate change; culture & society; economics; gender & feminism; history; international affairs; politics & security; science & technology.
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 April 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.