VACANCIES 

 

1. TV SHOW WRITER

Channels TV is recruiting talented and enthusiastic writers for an upcoming TV show. The writer will contribute to weekly episode development. This is a full time position based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Background

Through the news and political satire TV genre, this show will entertain and inform its target audience of 18 to 35 year-old Nigerians and Africans in current affairs. The show’s voice will be tasteful and insightful.  While lampooning subjects across the political spectrum, the scope of this show will include domestic Nigerian as well as major continental African issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keep abreast of and analyze political, economic and social news across legacy and new media platforms to write topical, entertaining and informative news and political satire material.
  • Pitch and brainstorm TV show segment ideas based on guidance provided by supervisors and in cooperation with colleagues.
  • Draft, review and edit scripted material in a high-pressured and fast-paced environment.
  • Generate new scripted material on a daily and weekly basis consistent with the voice and vision of the show and Channels TV ethos.
  • Research domestic, regional and international political, economic and social issues as required.
  • Respond to direction provided by the Head Writer and Executive Producers as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division or an HND Degree in the related field with Upper Credit only.
  • Must have completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
  • Should have at least 4-5 years of professional work experience on the job.
  • Position demands excellent writing skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills: Communicates clearly and persuasively verbally and in written form;
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of online content-management systems preferred
  • Excellent understanding of mass media.
  • Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and ability to work under pressure and as a member of a team.
  • An excellent team player;
  • Ability to work independently and with nominal instruction;

 Personal Qualities

  • Age range between 25 and 30 years.
  • Male.
  • Versatile.
  • Hard working.
  • ICT knowledge and proficiency required.
  • Able to challenge the status quo and drive through changes.
  • Diligent with strong attention to detail.

Application Instruction

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to jobs@channelstv.com.

  1. Updated CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Show reel or portfolio of your work
  4. Writing Sample
  • Write at least 10 satirical jokes about five unrelated events in the news from the last week on less than one page. Ensure news media and political topics are satirized, as well as conservative, moderate, and liberal perspectives. Use a range of satirical devices such as irony, parody and sarcasm. If possible, include links to video clips that play into your joke(s).
  1. Copies of credentials : (Qualifying certificates obtained from schools and institutions attended (from S.S.C.E to Higher Institution(s) and any Certifications from professional bodies if any; NYSC Certificate or Certificate of Exemption; Birth Certificate; Scanned recent passport photo).

Eligible candidates applying for this position must be resident in or able to live and work in Lagos State at own cost.

Salary and Benefits: Negotiable

Closing date March 3rd, 2017

Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.

2. TV Social Media Manager

Channels TV is recruiting an experienced and enthusiastic Social Media Manager for an upcoming TV show. The Social Media Manager will develop and maintain a long-lasting, dynamic, effective and measurable social media and Internet TV presence. This is a full time position based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Background

Through the news and political satire TV genre, this show will entertain and inform its target audience of 18 to 35 year-old Nigerians and Africans in current affairs. The show’s voice will be tasteful and insightful.  While lampooning subjects across the political spectrum, the scope of this show will include domestic Nigerian as well as major continental African issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the social media and Internet TV programming strategy of a new Channels TV show to maximize audience reach and engagement;
  • Identify and optimize long- and short-form content for online platforms and via multiple devices accessible to the target audiences;
  • Ensure TV show cohesion and complementarity across legacy and new media platforms according to a strict schedule, and in line with Channels TV’s goals and mission;
  • Create diversified audience engagement strategies for Channels TV that combine various platforms and allow for constant measurement and re-calibration;
  • Incorporate data-driven practices and formulate social media feedback loops for multi-purpose audience assessments;
  • Develop and manage regular reporting processes to inform TV show creators, advertisers and sponsors on micro and macro audience trends;
  • Work in cooperation with TV show Producers, Writers, Talent and Technical Crew to continuously generate content;
  • Take initiative to propose and trial new social media and Internet TV approaches;
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as instructed by the Executive Producer.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mass Communication, Journalism with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division or an HND Degree in related field with Upper Credit only. Training in Multimedia production will be an added advantage.
  • Must have completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
  • Should have at least 4-5 years of professional work experience in social media and web management.
  • Expert knowledge of web production, web standards, design and usability.
  • Position demands excellent web writing skills and interface design.
  • Must demonstrate good understanding of current events.
  • Experience in designing and leading social media campaigns tailored to multiple devices.
  • Demonstrated portfolio of maximizing social media reach and engagement using short- and long-form video.
  • Proficiency in social media analytics measurements on popular platforms, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of online content-management systems preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of mass media and social media.
  • Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and ability to work under pressure and as a member of a team.
  • Exceptional communication skills. Communicates clearly and persuasively verbally and in written form.
  • An excellent team player.
  • Ability to work independently and with nominal instruction;

Personal Qualities

  • Age range between 25 and 30 years.
  • Male.
  • Versatile.
  • Hard working.
  • ICT knowledge and proficiency required.
  • Able to challenge the status quo and drive through changes.
  • Diligent with strong attention to detail.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to jobs@channelstv.com.

  1. Updated CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Show reel or portfolio of your work
  4. Copies of credentials : (Qualifying certificates obtained from schools and institutions attended (from S.S.C.E to Higher Institution(s) and any Certifications from professional bodies if any; NYSC Certificate or Certificate of Exemption; Birth Certificate; Scanned recent passport photo).

Eligible candidates applying for this position must be resident in or able to live and work in Lagos State at own cost.

Salary and Benefits: Negotiable

Closing date March 3rd, 2017

Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.

3. TV Show Talent

Channels TV is recruiting enthusiastic and witty talents for an upcoming Political Satire TV show. The talent will contribute to weekly episode development. The selected talent will perform as news host, co-host, correspondent, and/or perform other roles.  This is a full time position based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Background

Through the news and political satire TV genre, this show will entertain and inform its target audience of 18 to 35 year-old Nigerians and Africans in current affairs. The show’s voice will be tasteful and insightful.  While lampooning subjects across the political spectrum, the scope of this show will include domestic Nigerian as well as major continental African issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Originate and present an engaging political satire programme that is timely and provocative
  • Keep abreast of and analyze political, economic and social news across legacy and new media platforms to present topical, entertaining and informative news and political satire material.
  • Originate and brainstorm political issues of relevance and work through guidance provided by supervisors and in cooperation with colleagues.
  • Maintain a strong momentum for the programme in a high-pressured and fast-paced environment.
  • Generate new material on a daily and weekly basis consistent with the voice and vision of the show and Channels TV ethos.
  • Research domestic, regional and international political, economic and social issues as required.
  • Respond to direction provided by the Director, Head Writer and Executive Producers as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division or an HND Degree in the related field with Upper Credit only.
  • Must have completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
  • Should have at least 4-5 years of professional work experience on the job.
  • Exceptional communication skills: Communicates clearly and persuasively verbally and in written form;
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment strongly preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of mass media.
  • Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and ability to work under pressure and as a member of a team.
  • An excellent team player;
  • Ability to work independently and with nominal instruction;

Personal Qualities

  • Age range between 25 and 30 years.
  • Versatile.
  • Hard working.
  • ICT knowledge and proficiency required.
  • Able to challenge the status quo and drive through changes.
  • Diligent with strong attention to detail.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to jobs@channelstv.com.

  1. Updated CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Show reel or portfolio of your work
  4. Prove yourself
    • Write and present at least 4 satirical jokes about five unrelated events in the news from the last week on less than one page. Ensure news media and political topics are satirized, as well as conservative, moderate, and liberal perspectives. Use a range of satirical devices such as irony, parody and sarcasm. Upload two video clips of your performance and provide links to them.
  5. Copies of credentials :(Qualifying certificates obtained from schools and institutions attended (from S.S.C.E to Higher Institution(s) and any Certifications from professional bodies if any; NYSC Certificate or Certificate of Exemption; Birth Certificate; Scanned recent passport photo).

Eligible candidates applying for this position must be resident in or able to live and work in Lagos State at own cost.

Salary and Benefits: Negotiable

Closing date March 3rd, 2017

Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.

Channels TV

Channels TV is one of the 13 independent television stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992. The establishment of Channels Television as a news station was in response to the yearning of Nigerians for a TV station that will among other things:

  • Give an alternative medium of communication to the government and its policies, and hold public officers accountable to the people;
  • Accommodate opposing views;
  • Inform and educate the general public on how they are governed as well as, what their civic responsibilities are;
  • Uphold the ideals of balanced reporting, objectivity, fairness and the right of the individual to communicate.
  • Channels Television’s bias for news has placed it well above other competitors in the Nigerian television industry.

Our Mission

  • Channels mission is to produce and broadcast television programmes of quality and integrity that recognize and challenge, the intelligence and curiosity of our viewers.
  • Our mission includes providing community oriented programmes that will enrich our local and international viewers.
  • Give an alternative medium of communication to the government-controlled media in Nigeria; and,
  • Perform the role of a true watch-dog of the government and its policies, and hold public officers accountable to the people.