Senior News Reporter

Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

Pulse is looking for a Senior News Reporter with a solid editorial/ journalistic background who will research, monitor, fact-check and write news stories. with the Pulse audience in mind. You will have a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them interesting, relatable and easy to understand.

About Pulse

Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience and producing content and creative digital marketing solutions for top brands. We run news platforms and social channels and marketing and production in four countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.

We are the platform leading in reach - with over 100 million users and over 100 million video views on our own channels per month. We're also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360-degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

The role

This position will be based in our Lagos office, reporting to the Director of Content.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Collect, verify, fact-check and analyze newsworthy information thoroughly.
  • Create and deliver news stories (article, video and/or social posts) with the audience’s perspective in mind.
  • Proofread your work to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.
  • Work on assignments and investigate news leads/tips.
  • Contact, interview and research sources.
  • Maintain notes and audio/video recordings.
  • Collaborate with other reporters, video editors, social media managers, producers etc.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest current events by properly monitoring news, attending events and building contacts and sources for use in future stories.
  • Attend press conferences, events, and file reports in a timely manner.
  • Develop and publish weekly reviews, opinion pieces and reports.
  • Edit and/or assist in editing and proofreading stories as assigned.
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency with the Pulse brand voice and adherence to the Pulse Content Framework.
  • Ensure published stories are fully compliant with copyright laws and are not plagiarized.
  • Actively contribute to the success of the Content team by developing story ideas, sourcing exclusive stories, and making other innovative suggestions.
  • Actively identify, suggest and implement strategies to increase the readership and reach of Pulse.
  • Stay keyed into trends and the competitive landscape to ensure that Pulse as a media brand is always ahead of the curve.
  • Abide by the core principles of journalism, the code of ethics for Nigerian journalists, as well as worldwide journalistic ethics and standards.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience covering/ writing news, current affairs and politics for a digital publication.
  • Great networking skills to source news stories and secure interviews.
  • Passion for producing exclusive stories with deep analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Google Workspace - docs, sheets, drive, slides, etc.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

Joining the Pulse Team

The Pulse team is made up of passionate individuals who go above and beyond to inform and engage our young audience with quality content - also delighting our clients and partners with their creative ability to engage these audiences.

From the moment you join us, you will be empowered to run projects, solve problems and develop solutions that can impact our audience of millions and our clients and partners. You will get to work collaboratively with a pan-African team in a fast-paced environment.

To know more about what it’s like to work at Pulse, you can check out - here you will see our vision and mission, our core values, what our team members have to say about working with us, and some amazing projects we’ve worked on for clients.

How To Apply

If you would like to apply, please submit your application using the form below. You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.


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