Current Vacancies at Media Trust Limited


Media Trust Limited is the publisher of Daily Trust and other newspaper titles. They are also into commercial printing as well as Brand Marketing Research for the purpose of identifying new opportunities for business values. Each market research report delivers insight across a wide range of crucial factors such as market size, growth drivers, competitive landscape, trends, and forecasts.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Group News Editor

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time

Job Introduction

  • Across the globe, the media environment is facing an unprecedented transformation brought by advancement in mobile and digital technologies.
  • Media Trust is one of the leading players in the Nigerian media industry reaching millions of people across our print and digital platforms.
  • We are looking for a very talented, creative and editorially sound person with vast understanding of Nigerian media market to be our new Deputy Group News Editor.


  • As a senior team leader in the newsroom reporting to the Group News Editor and the General Editor, you are expected to be a resourceful supporter to the editor and his deputies and will be tasked with the responsibility of sourcing for compelling lead and other top stories for both titles and ensure that MTL editorial standards and values are maintained in our reporting.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The person must be fluent in written and spoken English with a track record of reporting experience, deep understanding of national and international current affairs, and proven newsroom leadership experience.
  • He/she should have the ability to communicate with senior management and external partners.

Competencies and Key Responsibilities

  • The candidate should have all the necessary qualities to be a team leader of the newsroom for the Saturday and Sunday publications.
  • Ability to source for very compelling lead and other top stories.
  • The candidate must be able to turn regular and routine news items into very big and in-depth reports.
  • He/she must possess impeccable English writing skill and have copy editing and re-writing techniques.
  • Ability to be a self-starter who can generate story ideas and be versatile in local and international current affairs.
  • The candidate must be able to assign, commission and guide reporters to do good, accurate, unique and unbiased stories.
  • Must have the ability and skills to enrich and contextualize news reports and have contacts in the business, government and socio-political arenas.
  • He/she must be a very meticulous editor who can quickly identify gaps in news items and ensure same are filed appropriately
  • The candidate must be able to separate the wheat from the chaff; that is, select and publish only quality stories that are of interest to the readers.

Requisite Qualifications

  • The candidate must possess a minimum of a First Degree in Mass Communication or English Language or any other relevant discipline.
  • He/she must be able to translate Hausa into English and vice versa.
  • The candidate must have worked as a reporter, who covered sensitive beats.
  • He / she must be a digital savvy.

Job Title: Photo Editor

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time

Job Introduction

  • Media Trust, publishers of the Daily Trust titles and one of the leading players in the media industry in Nigeria, seeks a very talented and innovative person to be its Photo Editor.
  • The candidate for the position must be editorially sound with vast understanding of the Nigerian media market.


  • As the photo editor, the photo journalists in the company report to him, while he reports to the Editor of the paper.
  • He/ she is expected to coordinate the team to bring out the best in them.
  • The candidate must be very resourceful and provide the needed support to the editor, his deputies and line editors.
  • He will be responsible for selection and captioning of all photographs in the paper.
  • He is expected to develop creative ideas with editors, coordinate and lead all photography assignments for all the titles.
  • He is expected to ensure that rare and captivating photographs are used in the paper.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The person must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • The candidate must have a deep understanding of the vision and mission of the newspaper and be ready to work in that light.
  • He/ she must be experienced on the job, have a thorough understanding of key players in the industry and be a team player.
  • He/she should have a clear understanding of the paper’s market/ readers.
  • The candidate should be able to communicate with senior management and external partners.

Competencies and Key Responsibilities

  • Candidate should be able to select photographs that complement text.
  • Should be able to position photographs in the newspaper appropriately in line with company policies.
  • Ensure proper captioning of all photographs.
  • Must work in consonance with the editor and deputies.
  • Coordinate his team to provide results.
  • Ensure an integration of editorial and creative ideas.
  • Lead the photo desk on all special projects executed by the paper.
  • Understand and incorporate industry trends in photographic editing.

Requisite Qualifications

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, Photography or related field.
  • 5-7 experience in similar position with a newspaper or magazine.
  • Ability to collaborate on projects and meet deadlines.
  • In-depth knowledge of copyright rules.
  • Proficiency in keeping up with photography trends and related technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Deadline: 29th March, 2021.


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