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Making of Champs is HIRING! Junior Sports Writer..

23 Aug Business-People-Running-a-Track

Making of Champions’ Media has exploded into prominence in 2014, thanks to our live on-location coverage of events such as the World RelaysCommonwealth Games and the African Championships! In barely four months we have amassed 7,500 Facebook fans, 1,000 Twitter  Followers, 200 on Instagram, over 22,500 views on the YouTube Channel and a staggering 50,000 views of this blog!

This growth could not have been possible without a small team of AMAZING sports writers, who have blogged, tweeted and posted furiously on all things Team Nigeria during the 2014 Athletics Season! As we enter a new phase of growth for Making of Champions, we’re looking to add a Junior Sports Writer to the team – a highly driven person who is looking to forge an exciting career as a sports journalist in Nigeria! 

Job Description

  • - Write and publish stories and articles for Making of Champions blog and website
  • - Perform extensive research to aid in the creation of blog/website content
  • - Conduct interviews with athletes and coaches to create written, audio or video content 
  • - Attend and cover Domestic and Continental Athletics meets with Team Nigeria and MoC Athletes, including LIVE Twitter, Facebook and Instagram updates at these events
  • - Also cover other sports outside of Athletics, particularly Football
  • - Report to Senior Sports Writer who also acts as Editor, and attend daily editorial meetings 
  • - Based in Lagos full-time with plenty of travel within Nigeria to cover domestic meets, and some travel within Africa for continental competitions!

Requirements

  • - 1 – 2 years Journalism or Sports Journalism experience, or recent graduate in either field
  • - Bachelor’s Degree in any field. If no prior full-time work experience, then Journalism degree an advantage
  • - If no Journalism degree or full-time experience, has displayed a clear flair and interest in writing and journalism through hobbies, club memberships at university or an existing blog
  • - Maintains excellent writing and language skills and displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written, audio and video format.
  • - Enjoys a working knowledge of the sports blogs and websites in Nigeria and Africa
  • - Deep knowledge of Nigerian Athletics and strong interest in World Athletics are advantages
  • - Prior experience with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) a plus

Compensation & Other Benefits

  • - Full or Part-time salary negotiable (based on experience)
  • - All expenses paid trips to cover National & Continental Competition. E.g. in 2014/15,
    • o National Sports Festival
    • o Nigerian Golden League
    • o National Championships
    • o African Youth & Junior Championships
    • o African Nation’s Cup (Football)

Application & Deadline

  • - Send your CV and Cover Letter to management@makingofchamps.com, with ‘MoC Junior Sports Writer’ as email subject! The application deadline is Sunday September 7th 2014
  • - Interviews will take place throughout September 2014 in Lagos, or by phone/Skype for applicants in other locations!

Here’s a message from MoC Founder, Bambo Akani, on the launch of this new, exciting phase for Making of Champions – PROJECT RIO!

Making of Champs is HIRING! Senior Sports Writer…

23 Aug Business Lady crossing finish line

Making of Champions’ Media has exploded into prominence in 2014, thanks to our live on-location coverage of events such as the World RelaysCommonwealth Games and the African Championships! In barely four months we have amassed 7,500 Facebook fans, 1,000 Twitter  Followers, 200 on Instagram, over 22,500 views on the YouTube Channel and a staggering 50,000 views of this blog!

This growth could not have been possible without a small team of AMAZING sports writers, who have blogged, tweeted and posted furiously on all things Team Nigeria during the 2014 Athletics Season! As we enter a new phase of growth for Making of Champions, we’re looking to add a Senior Sports Writer to the team – a highly driven and experienced sports journalist who is looking to grow in their career and become an all-round sports media personality in Nigeria and beyond! 

Job Description

  • - Write and publish stories and articles for Making of Champions blog and website
  • - Perform extensive research to aid in the creation of blog/website content
  • - Conduct interviews with athletes and coaches to create written, audio or video content 
  • - Attend and cover Domestic, Continental and International Athletics meets with Team Nigeria and MoC Athletes, including LIVE Twitter, Facebook and Instagram updates at these events
  • - Also cover other sports outside of Athletics, particularly Football
  • - Represent MoC at public events, press conferences and on television as a Sports Analyst
  • - Act as Editor and mentor for Junior Sports Writer who would report to you
  • - Attend weekly editorial meetings with Social Media Manager, who will ensure coordinated creation and sharing of content across all online media platforms
  • - Based in Lagos full-time with plenty of travel within Nigeria to cover domestic meets and travel abroad for both continental and international competitions!

Requirements

  • - 3 – 5 years Journalism or Sports Journalism experience
  • - Bachelor’s Degree in any field
  • - Maintains excellent writing and language skills and displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written, audio and video format.
  • - Enjoys a working knowledge of the sports blogs and websites in Nigeria and Africa
  • - Deep knowledge of Nigerian Athletics and strong interest in World Athletics are advantages
  • - Prior experience with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) a plus

Compensation & Other Benefits

  • - Full or Part-time salary negotiable (based on experience)
  • - All expenses paid trips to cover National, Continental & International Competitions, including the following in 2014/15
    • o African Nation’s Cup (Morocco)
    • o World Relay Championships (The Bahamas)
    • o World Youth Championships (Colombia)
    • o World Student Games (Korea)
    • o World Championships (China)

Application & Deadline

  • - Send your CV and Cover Letter to management@makingofchamps.com, with ‘MoC Senior Sports Writer’ as email subject! The application deadline is Sunday September 7th 2014
  • - Interviews will take place throughout September 2014 in Lagos, or by phone/Skype for applicants in other locations

Here’s a message from MoC Founder, Bambo Akani, on the launch of this new, exciting phase for Making of Champions – PROJECT RIO!

Making of Champs is HIRING! Social Media Manager…

23 Aug Businesswoman Crossing the Finish Line Ahead of Businessmen

Making of Champions’ Media has exploded into prominence in 2014, thanks to our live on-location coverage of events such as the World Relays, Commonwealth Games and the African Championships! In barely four months we have amassed 7,500 Facebook fans, 1,000 Twitter  Followers, 200 on Instagram, over 22,500 views on the YouTube Channel and a staggering 50,000 views of this blog!

As we enter a new phase of growth for Making of Champions, we’re looking for a Social Media CHAMPION, someone who can come in and streamline our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram growth strategy, and build Making of Champions into an online community that will become the No. 1 online portal for Nigeria Athletics fans all over the world, as we approach the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Olympics!

Job Description

  • - Create and execute MoC’s overall Social Media & Online Strategy, including an advertising-based revenue strategy. 
  • - Oversee and manage growth of MoC Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Blog, ensuring regular updates of each platform, increased fan/follower engagement, and prompt responses to fan/follower feedback
  • - Editor-in-Chief for all MoC Content on our online platforms – will work closely with MoC’s Senior & Junior Sports Writers, Photographers and Film-Makers to ensure quality content and coordinated creation and sharing of all types of content (written, audio, image and video)
  • - Use of Social Networking analysis tools such as TwitterCounter, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, WordPress Stats, etc to measure traffic activity and gain insights to improve content and traffic
  • - Lead our MEDIA fundraising efforts by interacting with and pitching to potential Nigerian and International Sponsors for Making of Champions Media
  • - Based in Lagos full-time is strong preference, but other locations are negotiable!

Requirements

  • - 2 – 3 years Marketing or Social Media experience. Prior experience in Nigeria an advantage!
  • - In-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms (particularly Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram) and how each can be deployed in different scenarios
  • - Prior experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing
  • - Previous experience in building online communities and in monetising online traffic an advantage
  • - Bachelor’s Degree in any field. Marketing related degree a plus, but not required with relevant work experience (as outlined above)
  • - Enjoys a working knowledge of the sports blogs and websites in Nigeria and Africa
  • - Deep knowledge of Nigerian Athletics and strong interest in World Athletics 
  • - Commercially astute with proven experience of working at a strategic level and of preparing and managing budgets and other financial reports.
  • - A ‘never say die, won’t give up’ attitude – it’s a SPORTS start-up, in NIGERIA! 

Compensation & Other Benefits

  • - Full-time salary negotiable (based on experience) & performance-related bonuses OR equity in Making of Champions!

Application & Deadline

  • - Send your CV and Cover Letter to management@makingofchamps.com, with ‘MoC Social Media Manager’ as email subject! The application deadline is Sunday September 7th 2014
  • - Interviews will take place throughout September 2014 in Lagos, or by phone/Skype for applicants in other locations!

Here’s a message from MoC Founder, Bambo Akani, on the launch of this new, exciting phase for Making of Champions – PROJECT RIO!

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