Job Opportunities at Pulse Nigeria

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Video Editor / Cinematographer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

  • Pulse is looking for a creative, talented and digitally-focused Video Editor / Cinematographer to join the team.
  • As a Video Editor / Cinematographer, you will work with our in-house teams to create compelling and exciting videos that will engage with the Pulse audience, clients and meet marketing strategies and objectives.
  • Our ideal candidate has a solid knowledge of camera equipment, lighting and editing softwares.

The Role

  • The Video Editor / Cinematographer is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Head of Operations and work very closely with the Director of Commercial Video.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Create video content with high visual impact for Pulse – internal and for clients.
  • Videography in-house and on the field as assigned.
  • Work to a brief, develop and pitch creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet objectives.
  • Overall editing responsibilities for quality control – including proofreading and cross-checking facts, spelling, grammar, writing style, design pages, photos, images, sound, colour, etc.
  • You will be fully responsible for securing appropriate rights, licenses and clearances for video usage, image usage and soundtrack usage, as well as fully responsible for all other factual or legal concerns.
  • All-round assistance on post-production activities.
  • You may be required to manage more than one brief at a time and will therefore have to prioritise effectively, allocating the relevant amount of time and resources according to the value of the job.
  • Ensure proper organisation and safekeeping of video footage and logs.
  • Assist with events coverage as required.
  • You will keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly video and design programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, After Effects and other programs from the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • You will work as part of a team of other video editors, producers, scriptwriters, designers, account managers, web developers, photographers and sales representatives.
  • Any other assigned duties and KPIs assigned by your Project Manager or the Head of Video.

Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role

  • 1 – 3 years of experience in a video editing and/or cinematography position.
  • Experience working with video and design softwares such as Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, After Effects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

Remuneration, Benefits & Conditions

  • You’ll grow a lot at Pulse because you’ll be assigned responsibilities that challenge you and help you to acquire new skills. We expect high performance, so rest assured you will have the right tools and support to do a great job.
  • We offer you a competitive salary, great insurance cover, and generous time off so that you can take care of your wellbeing – we prefer our team to be energized and productive.
  • As a digital media company, we work partially remotely and partially from the office – we think it’s important for collaboration and team building to still see each other and work together in person occasionally!

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Job Title: Senior Full Stack Developer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

  • We are looking to hire an experienced Node.js Developer to join the team and take up the challenge of developing and caring for our online publishing platform that has over 10 million active monthly users.
  • This role reports to our Director of Tech and can be based in our Accra or Lagos office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will work within a product team to develop features that support various parts of the publishing process for newsrooms the newsrooms of Pulse Ghana, Pulse Nigeria, Pulse Live Kenya, Pulse Senegal, and Business Insider Africa.
  • You will work on website optimization tasks meant to improve the speed, SEO-performance, and general user experience of our websites.
  • You will also be required to analyze and debug issues within our CMS and websites.

Requirements
Skills and experience required:

  • You should have experience writing both client-side and server-side applications using React, Vue, Node.js, or similar modern JS web frameworks.
  • You should possess good problem-solving capability with the ability to deliver high-quality product releases on time.
  • You should have at least 3+ years of professional experience working with current web technologies.
  • Good knowledge of HTML5, AMP, CSS3 (SASS / LESS), Webpack.
  • Must be familiar with Design Patterns, Web Services – RESTful, good with database knowledge.
  • Openness to learning new technologies, languages, and tools.
  • Experience with the scrum methodology Jira, Bitbucket & Bamboo tools.
  • You have good communication skills, be committed to your work, and be dependable.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay focused.

Remuneration, Benefits & Conditions

  • You’ll grow a lot at Pulse because you’ll be assigned responsibilities that challenge you and help you to acquire new skills. We expect high performance, so rest assured you will have the right tools and support to do a great job.
  • We offer you a competitive salary, great insurance cover, and generous time off so that you can take care of your wellbeing – we prefer our team to be energized and productive.
  • As a digital media company, we work partially remotely and partially from the office – we think it’s important for collaboration and team building to still see each other and work together in person occasionally!

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Job Title: Video Editor / Cinematographer Intern

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • Pulse is looking for a creative, talented and digitally-focused Video Editor/Cinematographer intern to join the team. As a Video Editor/Cinematographer Intern, you will support our in-house teams to create compelling and exciting videos that will engage with the Pulse audience, clients and meet marketing strategies and objectives.
  • Our ideal candidate has a solid knowledge of camera equipment, lighting and editing softwares.

The Role

  • The Video Editor/Cinematographer Intern is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Head of Social Video and work very closely with the Editor in chief.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assembling and editing Video rushes in a way that it tells a story to the Pulse audience
  • Taking a brief to grasp the production team’s needs and specifications
  • Trim footage segments and put together in specific aspect ratio for distribution to specific channels
  • Input music, dialogues, graphics, and effects
  • Create rough and final cuts
  • Overall editing responsibilities for quality control – including proofreading and cross-checking facts, spelling, grammar, writing style, design pages, photos, images, sound, colour, etc.
  • You will be fully responsible for securing appropriate rights, licenses and clearances for video usage, image usage and soundtrack usage, as well as fully responsible for all other factual or legal concerns.
  • Carry out research; including providing data for infographics.
  • All-around support for the Social Video team.
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry best practices to maximize efficiency.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Requirements & Skills
Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role:

  • 0-1 year of experience in a video editing and/or cinematography position.
  • Experience working with any of these video and design softwares; Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, After Effects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation, and continuity
  • Thorough Knowledge of Audio Production for Podcast
  • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

Working at Pulse

  • The Pulse team is made up of incredible and 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 their target audiences.
  • As a team, we value creativity and curiosity, which helps us to stay ahead of the curve. Our Pan African team collaborates cross-functionally and values each other’s unique perspectives and opinions – true to our core values of teamwork. We also value trust as a team – both in how we work with each other transparently and how we deliver reliably for our clients. Our editorial and content team lead with credibility in a world of fake news, which our audience values immensely.
  • You’ll grow a lot at Pulse because you’ll be assigned responsibilities that challenge you and help you to acquire new skills. We expect high performance, so rest assured you will have the right tools and support to do a great job. We offer you a competitive salary, great insurance cover, and generous time off so that you can take care of your wellbeing – we prefer our team to be energized and productive. As a digital media company, we work partially remotely and partially from the office – we think it’s important for collaboration and team building to still see each other and work together in person occasionally!

Remuneration
Remuneration is competitive.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a brief cover email with the position you are applying for as the subject to: careers@pulse.ng

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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