Channels Television is one of the 13 independent television stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992.The Company was licensed in June 1993 and allocated a frequency on UHF (channel 39). It began transmission two years later under the name Channels Television and now broadcasts to a well discerning audience of over 20 million people.Channels TV is recruiting talented and enthusiastic writers for an upcoming TV show. The writer will contribute to weekly episode development. This is a full time position based in Lagos, Nigeria.BackgroundThrough the news and political satire TV genre, this show will entertain and inform its target audience of 18 to 35 year-old Nigerians and Africans in current affairs. The show’s voice will be tasteful and insightful. While lampooning subjects across the political spectrum, the scope of this show will include domestic Nigerian as well as major continental African issues.Duties and ResponsibilitiesKeep abreast of and analyze political, economic and social news across legacy and new media platforms to write topical, entertaining and informative news and political satire material.Pitch and brainstorm TV show segment ideas based on guidance provided by supervisors and in cooperation with colleagues.Draft, review and edit scripted material in a high-pressured and fast-paced environment.Generate new scripted material on a daily and weekly basis consistent with the voice and vision of the show and Channels TV ethos.Research domestic, regional and international political, economic and social issues as required.Respond to direction provided by the Head Writer and Executive Producers as appropriate.