Creative Writer

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Basically, a writer is someone who writes for a living, creating fiction (e.g. novels, short stories, scripts for films, theatre and television), non-fiction (e.g. biographies, autobiographies, web content and reference books) or poetry.
Some writers are commissioned to write television scripts, whilst others will write articles for magazines and newspapers. Other writers may work as ‘ghostwriters’ (writing on behalf of someone else, under their name). Novelists and writers of non-fiction books tend to spend their time working on one single project, which takes a lot longer to produce.
A writer usually needs to do research, writing, editing, fact-checking, adapting and rewriting. More popular writers may even need to attend book signings or give press interviews for publicity purposes.
Creative writers produce written copy in the form of books, editorial articles, screenplays and promotional marketing material. Creative writing combines the talents of the writer with the elements of observation and analysis in an artistic portrayal of the human condition. With the mastery of the written word, a writing professional establishes settings, messages, themes and style within a single marketing paragraph or throughout an entire novel.
JOB SUMMARY
The creative writer will be responsible for using the written word to express ideas or tell a story. Create content using various multimedia formats that can be read, listened to, or viewed onscreen.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
•Develop original content for fiction, nonfiction, and short stories.
•Use the written word to express story lines and ideas.
•Write books or content for magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and blogs.
•Produce content for radio and television broadcasts, motion pictures, and other types of performance.
•Develop scripted material for the Web and other communication devices.
•Conduct extensive research on various topics.
•Write outlines and rough drafts.
•Appropriately source and cite resources.
•Edit content for correct spelling and grammar.
•Work with editors to revise and rewrite sections.
•Perform extensive fact-checking.
•Arrange material in chapters or parts.
•Use desktop or electronic publishing software.
•Maintain blogs to keep in touch with fans and readers.
•Send out inquiries and submissions are sent to a variety of paying outlets.
•Work with literary agents to get book published.
•Go on book tours across the U.S. to promote the book or article.
Skills, interests and qualities
To become a writer, you should have:
•Excellent writing skills.
•Self-discipline and motivation.
•The ability to develop creative ideas
perseverance and determination.
•A willingness to work alone for long periods.
•The ability to accept criticism.
•Drawing skills, if you wish to illustrate your own work.
•Excellent research skills.
•The ability to meet deadlines.
•IT skills.
•The ability to market and promote your work.
Qualification required
•The applicants should have HND/B.Sc in Mass communication or any relevant discipline but with a writing flair.
•The applicants should have at least two years of experience.
Mode of Application
•Interested candidates should forward their CV details to hrm.sigmaegisconcepts @gmail.com
•Candidates can also opt to send their Fullnames, Date of Birth, Current contact address, Valid phone number, Age, Years of experience and Job applying for to the phone number attached to this advert.
•Candidates can also opt to send their Fullnames, Date of Birth, Current contact address, Valid phone number, Age, Years of experience and Job applying for to the advert message box.
NOTE:
•Candidates should comply with all requirements and instructions enlisted failure to do so will lead to AUTOMATIC disqualification.
•Candidates should only call the phone number attached to the advert daily during working hours of 8am-4pm (Monday-Saturday).
•Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

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