Case Freelance Writer & Case Writer at Lagos Business School

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Lagos Business School is committed to creating and transmitting management and business knowledge based on a Christian conception of the human person and of economic activity relevant to Nigeria and Africa at large. We strive to be a world class business school which will have a significant impact on the practice of management.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Case Freelance Writer

Job Code: CFW20

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The Case Freelance Writer engages professional expertise to rework case contents and ensure that the overall quality of cases improves significantly and meets the international standards as well.

Key Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Apply journalistic writing approach to improve the quality of teaching cases, teaching notes, and technical notes written by faculty members
  • Apply journalistic writing approach to improve the quality of faculty’s articles and other academic writings that will be published in high impact journals.
  • If necessary, s(he) shall conduct media and business research to achieve the above.
  • Provide regular work-in-progress and, in the process, obtain useful feedback from subject faculty to further clarify the direction of publications.
  • Consult relevant standard references to ensure adherence to the required quality of cases publishable in targeted case publishing houses, such as the Harvard Case Publishing.
  • Conduct secondary research to obtain useful information that will improve the overall quality of teaching cases.
  • Review and provide editorial inputs for teaching cases, notes and journal articles
  • Ensure that learning and teaching objectives, as stated in the teaching cases and notes are achievable.
  • Manage case and journal article development timelines.

Requirements
Qualifications:

  • A B.Sc Degree in Management, Social Sciences or any related discipline from a reputable institution

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in journalism or business writing.

Required Skills:

  • Business domain knowledge and analytical skills.
  • Good business journalist acumen.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent editorial skills.
  • High integrity, reliability and confidentiality.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to cope with deadlines.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Public relations / relationship management skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Computer in general
  • People management skills.

Job Title: Case Writer

Job Code: CW20

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The Case writer will work closely with faculty members – subject experts – to write and develop cases and technical notes.

Key Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide professional writing expert in developing cases and technical notes
  • Provide regular work-in-progress based on an agreed timeline
  • Consult relevant standard references to ensure adherence to the required quality of cases publishable in targeted case publishing houses, such as the Harvard Case Publishing
  • Conduct secondary research to properly position a case and ensure that necessary questions are included in the interview guide, particularly questions that border on issues that are not available in the public space
  • Acquire necessary information about companies or protagonists for case writing
  • Manage case production timelines and budgets.
  • Where necessary, attend and administer interview questions together with or without faculty
  • Develop a teaching note for a case
  • Attend and participate in sessions to obtain feedback from students and directly provide feedback to faculty to enhance the quality of cases
  • (S)he shall review cases, teaching notes, and technical notes written by faculty and provide input that will improve quality and standards.
  • (S)he shall ensure that the case protocol is strictly adhered to and all quality requirements are met before a case or technical note is published.
  • (S)he will be responsible for regular case writing seminars and workshops for faculty and research assistants.
  • In addition to organising seminars and workshops, shall, regularly, follow up with faculty writing cases to provide assistance on best writing approaches and strategies
  • The case writer shall be the custodian of research code of conduct with respect to case writing and ensure that all authors follow the school’s research codes of conduct before final approval for case publication is given.
  • (S)he shall generate case leads and discuss with subject expert faculty.
  • Where necessary, s(he) shall maintain communication with the case subject company or protagonist.

Qualifications

  • A BSc holder in management / basic sciences or related discipline from a reputable institution.

Experience:

  • At least three years’ experience in a business writing capacity.

Required Skills:

  • Planning and organisational skills and initiatives
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent editorial skills
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • High integrity, reliability and confidentiality
  • Supervisory skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to details and with a high level of productivity and creativity.
  • Knowledge of business and case writing
  • Knowledge of project planning, management and administration
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Computer in general
  • Public relations/relationship management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • People management skills

Method of Application
All qualified candidates should forward their CV to: careers@lbs.edu.ng Please indicate the corresponding job code (compulsory) as the subject of the email.

Note: Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. LBS offers equal employment opportunity.

Closing Date: 11th November, 2020