WE ARE RECRUITING: TELEVISION AND RADIO PRESENTERS AND WRITERS
Job Location, Abuja, Nigeria
Are you passionate about the Hospitality Sector?
Do you want to work in a highly competitive industry, where long hours, excellent writing and oral communication skills, traveling, research and the drive to succeed are required?
You’ll work on a variety of platforms including national, regional, satellite and cable television, local and national radio and online. Your role is to entertain and inform an audience by presenting information or entertainment in an accessible and attractive way.
You’ll introduce, host (or co-host) a program, create links between items, introduce and interview guests and interact with the audience. The exact nature of the job may vary according to a program’s subject matter, for example, if it covers hotels, restaurants, nightclubs or events and entertainments.
You’ll need to:
- Research topics and background information for items to be featured on the program
- Plan and rehearse shows
- Write News articles and insights and sometimes memorize scripts
- Liaise with other members of the production and technical teams
- Introduce and host programs
- Interview guests in the studio, by telephone or on location
- Provide links between programs
- Read from a script or autocue, or improvise
- Keep the programs running to schedule, responding positively and quickly to problems or changes and improvising where necessary
- In television, keep in contact with the director and production team in the studio gallery, via an ear-piece link (within television)
- Meet with the production crew to assess or review a broadcast, and to plan the next one.
Salaries are lucrative and vary enormously, depending on experience and what you are bringing on board.
You’ll work much longer than the actual broadcast hours, it is not a 9am to 5pm. Pre-show preparation, such as meetings with the producer, researching, writing scripts, rehearsing and post-show review, which includes discussing the broadcast with the producer and beginning advance planning for the next show, all add to the working day.
Hours may be long and unsocial, involving early mornings, evenings or weekends, although this depends on the timing of the program and whether it’s live or pre-recorded.
What to Expect
Travel during the working day varies according to the type of program. Roadshows, for example, involve a significant amount of travel and you may be required to work away from home for extended periods of time. Similarly, documentary-makers or roving reporters can also be expected to travel in locally and abroad to cover stories and news events.
You don’t need a degree to become a broadcast presenter as employers tend to look more for experience and practical skills.
However, some degree may be useful and could provide you with relevant knowledge that can be used in the job.
You’ll need to have:
- excellent communication and presentation skills
- performance skills and a clear voice
- the ability to generate original ideas
- a personable and confident manner
- a broad range of interests in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors, including current affairs
- good research and interviewing skills
- the confidence and the ability to sell yourself
- awareness of media law
- the ability to take initiative and make quick decisions under pressure
- team-working skills
- Creativity and problem-solving skills.
To apply, send your most up to date resume, a voice note and a photograph of yourself
Hospitality360africa@gmail.com before the end to the month