Editor Job at Nigeria Health Watch

Nigeria Health Watch is a not-for-profit health communication and advocacy organisation that seeks to advocate for better health for Nigerians. We have worked to actively engage and support the government in raising awareness and increasing knowledge on a wide range of health issues in Nigeria. We aim to hold duty bearers accountable for delivering affordable and quality healthcare to Nigerians. The unique capacity of Nigeria Health Watch lies in the combination of its communication and health expertise, which enables the organisation to provide solutions for evidence-based communications and advocacy in the health sector.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Editor

Job Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time

The role will involve, but is not limited, to the following:

  • Managing the editorial calendar for Nigeria Health Watch on a day-to-day basis and planning, assigning and editing content, ensuring that it meets the quality of Nigeria Health Watch’s publications' quality standards.
  • Generating story ideas and producing meaningful content by staying abreast of developments in global health through research and communication with relevant stakeholders
  • Train and also seek opportunities to train health journalists to improve the quality of Nigeria Health Watch’s content.
  • Chair Editorial meetings and oversee the development of editorial reports.
  • Supervise and edit the video production content development and lead in developing non–programmatic content for Nigeria Health Watch.
  • Manage the solicitation and engagement of freelance and contract content developers and ensure the delivery of commissioned content is on time and is to a high-quality standard.
  • Supervise writers to ensure the content for Nigeria Health Watch is published on time and to high quality, checking all data quality in the editorial for accuracy and correct referencing.
  • Actively seek, vet, edit, and manage the accepting and publishing of content on Nigeria Health Watch’s portals.
  • Design innovative approaches to delivering content to maintain Nigeria Health Watch’s leading position in the industry and increase the subscriber base reach and diversity of content.
  • Seek opportunities to expand the reach of Nigeria Health Watch editorial beyond Nigeria to Africa and beyond
  • Strengthen partnerships/relationships and seek publishing opportunities with local and community newsrooms to broaden the reach of the Nigeria Health Watch editorial.


  • Tertiary qualifications in journalism, media, and communications, or other relevant degree.
  • 5-8 years of experience writing and editing experience with excellent editing and proofreading skills, including grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Proven experience as a journalist, writer, or editor passionate about creating engaging and omni-channel content. Exceptional writing, grammar, editing, and proofreading skills with a detail-orientated approach.
  • Knowledge of the health sector would be an advantage.
  • Collaborative, collegial working style and ability to work constructively with colleagues at all levels in the organization's hierarchy.
  • Knowledge of communication techniques and overall solid communication skills.
  • Collaborative approach with a proven ability to build deep collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities/tight deadlines and proactively communicate with team members and stakeholders.
  • An editorial mindset, with an eye for a good story and relevant and timely content topics
  • Knowledge of policy advocacy, media, civil society engagement, and government relations.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, ability to process large amounts of data to feed into programmatic priorities. Attention to detail and organizational skills • Excellent MS Office and office management software knowledge

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application to: recruitment@nigeriahealthwatch.com using the Job Position as the subject of the mail.

Application Requirements:

  • Submit your CV (maximum two pages)
  • Send a link or soft copies of at least three articles you have published in any magazine/newspaper or journal in the last two years.