Editor in Chief, Pulse Sports at Pulse Nigeria

Position Summary

  • We are looking for an Editor in Chief who will be responsible for shaping the content direction of an exciting new media product of Pulse – Pulse Sports – and grow and manage a team of talented sports reporters, social media managers, and videographers.
  • You will have a proven track record of reporting sports related news and events, and creating engaging sports related content in a wide variety of digital and social media story formats suited to our audience.
  • You will have excellent knowledge of sports locally, in Africa and globally, and have a good network within the sports industry. As Editor in Chief, you will be a key driver of Pulse’s growth in the sports segment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee Editorial planning and strategy execution for all sports-related coverage – reporters should contribute original reporting on sports-related events in real-time across the Pulse Sports website and social media channels
  • Develop compelling formats and styles for the various pages and social channels, ensuring content is always engaging and innovative
  • Secure top-level contributors and source interviews, profiles, and features for exclusive content
  • Maximize the potential of major sporting events, securing key partnerships and access for coverage
  • Quality control of published content – story authenticity, fact-checking, spelling, grammar, punctuation – and ensure stories are reflective of our Editorial guidelines at all times
  • Work closely with the Project Leader to ensure that marketing strategies for Pulse Sports are effective in building brand positioning and awareness
  • Work closely with the Project Leader and commercial teams to support sales and lead generation efforts
  • Reach traffic and overall performance KPIs of Pulse Sports and actively identify and implement strategies to increase reach and relevance
  • Liaise with Tech & Product Teams on back-end and front-end updates, mobile development, and CMS changes
  • Ensuring synergies with other Pulse products and teams are maximized and closely collaborating with our international partners
  • Promote a work environment of continuous improvement, manage team learning sessions and facilitate knowledge sharing on an ongoing basis
  • Build relationships and strategic partnerships in the industry, such as with key sporting bodies, sporting agents, athletes, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Stay up to date of the latest trends and be aware of competitive activity in the market to ensure that the Pulse Sports offering is always innovative
  • Representing Pulse Sports at industry events exploring opportunities to promote our brand image

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A strong editorial background in sports-related digital media
  • Excellent knowledge of sports locally, in Africa and globally
  • Passion for producing exclusive stories
  • Passion for football and other sports (local and international)
  • Experience leading and managing a team of reporters
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and a commercial mindset
  • Great relationship-building and negotiating skills to gain access to top sporting events locally and internationally
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliability and efficiency in a fast-paced environment
  • A lot of energy and enthusiasm.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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