Junior Writer at Gecko Five

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    Gecko Five is positioned to become the fastest growing modern sports media brand in Africa. We aim to create the largest reach and engagement of millennials and Gen Z audiences across Africa.. Every month, African millennial audiences will turn to Gecko Five publications across multiple channels for impactful conversation around the interests and issues enga…

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    Junior Writer

    • Job Type Part Time , Remote
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding&nbsp


    • This role reports to the Editorial Lead and works closely with our content editors, marketing team and sales team.
    • Gecko Five is seeking a remote, part-time writer to cover Football, Gaming and Culture. Day-to-day responsibilities include pitching and writing original reported football, gaming and culture stories (both short turnaround and longer lead), evergreen, service stories, and trend pieces about topics in Europe’s Top 5 major leagues, African football (national and leagues), esports and gaming, and general football culture.
    • A passion for football and what moves fans plus an innate ability to trend-spot in the fields are crucial. Examples of the kinds of articles you’d work on include this interview with top player Thomas Partey on opportunities for African football; this season hair trend piece; and how players are dealing with the lockdown.
    • The majority of stories will require the writer to find sources, conduct phone interviews, and cite peer-reviewed studies. A network of industry contacts and go-to experts (think agents, pundits, and footballers) is a plus.
    • Candidates must have availability to work 3 days per week during business hours, WAT. The writer will work remotely and communicate with the Editorial Lead throughout their shift.


    • Write 6 to 8 500-word stories per week comprising a mix of pitches and assignments
    • Stay up-to-date on the latest football trends and research and influential opinion leaders in this space to produce authoritative content
    • Manage ongoing assignments, including conducting interviews and follow-ups


    • Applicants should have at least 2 years experience covering youth/millennial themed topics at an online publication
    • Ability to turn in clean, well-sourced, accurate copy in a timely fashion
    • Comfort covering sensitive topics
    • A sense for what makes a Gecko story
    • Familiarity with SEO best practices
    • Excite and inspire with an infectious curiosity and optimistic approach.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter, Resume, and link to relevant writing and editing samples to: [email protected]

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