Legit.ng (former NAIJ.com) is a modern Nigerian digital media platform. We are ranked as the 1 news and entertainment platform and the 9th overall most visited website in Nigeria by Alexa ranking.

Job Position: Junior Journalist

Job Location: Remote

Job Description

  • We need a candidate who is ready to produce high-quality content and contribute to our site’s brand recognition.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develop and maintain a network of reliable sources/experts to gather firsthand information.
  2. Identify and reach out to experts: You will actively search for subject matter experts, researchers, academics, industry professionals, and thought leaders relevant to the topics covered by our team.
  3. Conduct short interviews: Schedule and conduct interviews with experts, ensuring that their comments align with our content requirements.
  4. Research and fact-check: Assist in researching background information about the topics and experts being featured.
  5. Your day-to-day work will be focused on establishing a network of experts, pitching questions to gather comments and adding them to our stories.
  6. Through email, social media phone calls, and other communication channels, you will establish connections and will be responsible for preparing insightful questions, guiding the conversation, and capturing valuable quotes and comments.
  7. Collaborate with our editorial team to ensure that all comments are factually accurate, add value and are contextually relevant.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, or a related field.
  2. Proven experience as a news reporter or journalist.
  3. Exceptional writing, grammar and communication skills (written and verbal).
  4. Strong understanding of journalistic principles, including fact-checking and source verification.
  5. Ability to work remotely (good internet connection and a laptop, minimum Intel Core i3).
  6. Must be a self-driven individual with a strong desire to constantly learn, adapt and work under minimal supervision.
  7. Must be able to use social media, PC, and Google services effectively.
  8. High level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  9. Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines;
  10. (will be a plus) Network of reliable sources and experts in various fields.
  11. (will be a plus) Basic knowledge of Slack, Trello, Canva, and any CMS.

Why Join Us
This position offers a fantastic chance to enhance your journalistic skills, build a strong professional network, and contribute to high-impact media projects.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online