Job Vacancies at PUNCH Nigeria Limited

Job Vacancies at PUNCH Nigeria Limited

Punch Nigeria Limited was registered on August 8, 1970, under the Companies Act of 1968 to engage in the business of publishing newspapers, magazines and other periodicals of public interest. It was designed to perform the tripartite functions of the popular mass media: informing, educating and entertaining Nigerians and the world at large. The company has a Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to as the Board, which is the highest policy-making organ of the company.

Its policies and directives are implemented by a Management team led by the Managing Director (MD) who is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. As a corporate business entity, the company exists to make profit and by doing so, seeks to improve the lot of its owners and employees and also contribute its quota to the country’s economic development.

In 1971, the company made its debut with the publication of HAPPY HOME, a glossy family-oriented magazine. Its first editor was Bunmi Sofola. On Sunday, March 18, 1973, its first weekly newspaper, Sunday PUNCH, hit the newsstands. Edited by Ajibade Fashina-Thomas.

Project Accountant

Job Type                     Full Time

Qualification              BSC/BA/HND

Experience                  2 Years

Location                     Not Specified

Job Unit                      Finance

Job Description

  • Maintain a financial office system.
  • Prepare cash payment vouchers and ensure that all cash transactions are fully and properly documented and filed
  • Verify correctness of cost/expense documents and ensure that payment requests are supported by source documents and required authorizations are in place.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely posting of all financial transactions and ensures the application of proper accounting controls and uniformity with financial regulations, rules, policies and procedures, donor terms and conditions and government policies.
  • Ensure preparation of documentation for the audit.
  • Assists and support programme personnel in relation to handling financial aspects of programme activities.

Requirements

Desirable:

  • At least three-year on-the-job experience with local or international nongovernmental organisations.
  • Requisite academic/professional qualification in accountancy
  • Very good inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Sound numeracy skills

Remuneration
Very attractive but negotiable.

Mobile App Developer

Job Type                   Full Time

Qualification             BSC/BA/HND

Location                     Not Specified

Job Unit                      ICT/Computer

Job Description

  • Build & maintain cross-platform applications for Android, iOS and PWA.
  • Consume services and APIs like Firebase, Serverless services, and others.
  • Fixing bugs and performance problems
  • Writing clean, readable, and testable code
  • Cooperating with back-end developers, designers, and the rest of the team to deliver well-architected and high-quality solutions
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Requirements

Skills

  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs.
  • Knowledge of Flutter, React Native.
  • Translation of designer mock-ups and wireframes into front-end code.
  • Good knowledge of multiple operating platforms in the existing domain.
  • Good knowledge of cybersecurity.

Beneficial but not required:

  • Fluency with Java and/or swift.

Remuneration
Very attractive but negotiable.

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Investigative Reporter

Job Type                   Full Time

Qualification             BSC/BA/HND

Experience                 3 Years

Location                     Not Specified

Job Unit                      Media & Advertising

Job Description

  • We are looking for experienced investigative reporters who will dig up stories and hold the powerful to account.
  • The investigative reporter will work on their own investigative pieces, both short-term and long-term.
  • They’ll also work collaboratively with other newsroom members as needed on larger projects or to suggest the best ways to dig up information.

Requirements

The ideal candidate must have at least three years of newsroom or journalism experience and at least a first degree. What’s more, the ideal candidate is:

  • Fluent at using sources, documents, computer-assisted reporting and other journalistic tools to develop, report, write and produce exclusive, impactful stories and investigative projects.
  • Generates strong story ideas that can lead the publication
  • Research, develop, write and produce ground-breaking investigative content
  • Can juggle stories and projects along multiple timelines, demonstrating exceptional time-management skills.
  • Effective at making public information requests, following up with agencies and mining the data to identify important stories.
  • Collaborate with news managers to dig into the big story of the day for topical investigations that accentuate unique angles and exclusive content.
  • Flexible and has experience working collaboratively within a newsroom.
  • Someone who possesses excellent writing skills with an ability to think creatively about telling stories for the web.
  • Create, research and write news and features through investigation and research
  • Excellent at juggling long-term work with quick-turn projects as driven by the news cycle.
  • Knowledgeable at conceptualizing and applying data visualization techniques.
  • Able to meet deadlines, respond to editing and adapt to new work situations, people, ideas, procedures and organizational structures.
  • Passionate about upholding solid journalism ethics and has a track record of making sound decisions.
  • English proficiency is a must
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills.
  • Dynamic live reporting skills. Successful candidates will exhibit maturity, reliability, composure and stability under pressure.

Desirable:

  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Resourcefulness: approach news writing from more pragmatic angles
  • Analytical skills — Use clear, logical steps and excellent judgment to understand possible news items from all angles
  • Ability to travel at short notice
  • Computer skills and familiarity with office proprietary software such as Microsoft Word, etc.
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Remuneration
Very attractive but negotiable.

Copy Editor

Job Type                   Full Time

Qualification             BSC/BA/HND

Experience:              5 – 15 Years

Location                     Not Specified

Job Unit                      Media & Advertising

Job Description

This job requires candidates to be able to perform duties that include the following:

  • Impeccable grammar skills, a keen eye for detail, and a passion for ensuring accuracy and clarity.
  • Ability to adhere to style guidelines and a desire to work in a fast-paced news environment are essential.
  • Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
  • Verify factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics
  • Check text for style, readability, and adherence to editorial policies
  • Arrange page layouts of photos, articles, and advertisements
  • Rewrite text to improve clarity and readability
  • Rework submitted stories to draw out stronger angles
  • Ability to background stories with facts, figures and history as relevant
  • Eagle eye for spotting likely plagiarism and drawing Editor’s attention to it promptly
  • Computer literacy

Desirable:

  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Resourcefulness: approach news editing from more pragmatic angles
  • Analytical skills – Use clear, logical steps and excellent judgment to understand possible news items from all angles
  • Ability to post stories online
  • Computer skills and familiarity with office proprietary software such as Microsoft Word, etc.

Requirements

  • Between five (5) and 15 years of active on-the-job experience
  • Minimum of first degree in the English Language, Mass Communication or any of the Arts/social science courses
  • English proficiency is a must
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Resourcefulness: approach news editing from more pragmatic and dramatic angles
  • Analytical skills – Use clear, logical steps and excellent judgment to understand stories and edit as appropriate
  • Computer skills and familiarity with office proprietary software such as Microsoft Word, etc.

Remuneration
Very attractive but negotiable.

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Deadline: March 2, 2020

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to:
Human Resources Department,
PUNCH Place,
KM 14, Lagos Ibadan Expressway
Magboro, Ogun State

OR
E-mail it to: punchnigltd@punchng.com

Note

  • Only qualified candidates should apply
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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