Work with Space in Africa

Space in Africa is the Authority on News, Data and Market Analysis for the African Space Industry. Space in Africa covers the business, technology, discoveries, events and political news about the African space and satellite industry.

Open Positions

Partnership & Business Development Lead

Space in Africa is seeking a proactive and driven Partnership and Business Development Lead. The candidate will be defining go-to-market strategy as well as leading our user and customer engagements from the front. They will be equally comfortable using data analytics to drive decisions, presenting to a conference or reaching out to a cold prospect.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain relationships with Space in Africa partners and customers globally while initiating new relationships and partnerships. This is a top-level position, and the candidate will have a seat at the table in directing the future of the company and the opportunity for a direct, tangible impact.

Responsibilities

  • Overseeing writing bids, proposals and supporting proposition collateral.
  • Testing and maintaining product-market fit in check, suggest product portfolios in line with customer needs and industry trends.
  • Conducting researches to fulfil customers’ needs and also to identify new markets and opportunities.
  • Developing strategies relating to customer satisfaction and value
  • Managing the promotion of the company’s products/services such as generating inbound leads, speaking/ exhibiting at events and conferences, user workshops, and white papers generation.
  • Designing sales funnels, best practices and processes to build a scalable sales & marketing system/team and easily capture new opportunities
  • Building and maintaining rapport with customers and partners

Requirements

  • Experience in Business Development
  • Engaging presence in person, able to make a positive, memorable impression at crowded events.
  • Excellent follow-up communications, enabled by process, systems and habit.
  • Experience with the space sector and other disruptive industries
  • Knowledge of principles of marketing and sales
  • Ability to conduct market analysis, segmentation and validation, as well as create necessary financial projections for new markets.
  • Can-do attitude with an intense hunger for solving challenges, getting things done to completion and able to organise and prioritise.

Benefits

  • Opportunity for remote work.
  • Industry-standard salary.
  • We work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
  • You will be making an impact early and regularly contributing to shaping the future of the African space and satellite industry.
  • Potential bonus and equity for excellent impact
  • Travel and training bursaries, as needed

Location

Space in Africa maintains a physical office in Lagos, Nigeria. The successful candidate may work full time remotely from anywhere in the world. 

To submit an application, send resume and cover letter to temidayo@spaceinafrica.com




CLOSED POSITIONS

SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR (2 positions) – (Location: LAGOS, NIGERIA)

Job brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic staff writer to join our editorial team. You will work closely with the Managing Editor, reporters and staff writers. As a staff writer, you should be able to perform thorough research on various topics and have a keen eye for detail. Ultimately, you should be able to deliver good quality content like news posts, reviews and features. This role allows for remote work.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research on different topics
  • Analyze and interpret findings by breaking down data
  • Uncover newsworthy stories
  • Interview key people (witnesses, sources etc.)
  • Write content with readers needs in mind
  • Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective
  • Establish contacts and sources to use in future research
  • Maintain notes in written or electronic form
  • Contribute to content idea generation for publication
  • Stay up-to-date with local, national and international affairs

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a staff writer or reporter
  • Demonstrable portfolio of published articles
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search and databases)
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information
  • Good observation skills
  • Broad knowledge of headlines
  • BSc degree in journalism, science, communications or relevant field
  • Previous experience in the space sector would be a bonus

To apply: Send your two-page Resume/CV, Cover letter and other supporting documents to info@africanews.space with email subject “Space in Africa – Senior Writer/Editor”

REPORTER – (Location: SOUTH AFRICA)

Job brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic reporter to join our editorial team. You will work closely with the Managing Editor, reporters and staff writers. As a reporter, you should be able to perform thorough research on various topics and have a keen eye for detail across South Africa. Ultimately, you should be able to deliver good quality content like breaking news, interviews and features, reveiws, etc. This role allows for remote work.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research on different topics
  • Cover stories across startups and space related institutions across South Africa
  • Analyze and interpret findings by breaking down data
  • Uncover newsworthy stories
  • Interview key people (witnesses, sources etc.)
  • Write content with readers needs in mind
  • Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective
  • Establish contacts and sources to use in future research
  • Maintain notes in written or electronic form
  • Contribute to content idea generation for publication
  • Stay up-to-date with local, national and international affairs

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a staff writer or reporter
  • Demonstrable portfolio of published articles
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search and databases)
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information
  • Good observation skills
  • Broad knowledge of headlines
  • BSc degree in journalism, science, communications or relevant field (University student could also apply)
  • Previous experience in the space sector would be a bonus

To apply: Send your two-page Resume/CV, Cover letter and other supporting documents to info@africanews.space with email subject “Space in Africa – Reporter”

STAFF WRITER – INTERNSHIP POSITION (Location – REMOTE)

Duties

  • Carrying out research
  • Writing content for publication
  • Attending conferences, events or seminars
  • Communicating with other staff and people in the space industry
  • Producing interesting, well-written contents; conducting interviews

Criteria:

Story Telling, reporting skill, open mindedness, and nose for news(being able to spot a news) and a great desire to learn. Bonus: Science background and previous experience in the space industry. The role allows for remote work.

To apply: Send your two-page Resume/CV, Cover letter and other supporting documents to internship@africanews.space with email subject “Space in Africa – Staff Writer”


SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR – FULL TIME ROLE

Job brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic staff writer to join our editorial team. You will work closely with the Managing Editor, reporters and staff writers. As a staff writer, you should be able to perform thorough research on various topics and have a keen eye for detail. Ultimately, you should be able to deliver good quality content like news posts, reviews and features. This role allows for remote work.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research on different topics
  • Analyze and interpret findings by breaking down data
  • Uncover newsworthy stories
  • Interview key people (witnesses, sources etc.)
  • Write content with readers needs in mind
  • Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective
  • Establish contacts and sources to use in future research
  • Maintain notes in written or electronic form
  • Contribute to content idea generation for publication
  • Stay up-to-date with local, national and international affairs

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a staff writer or reporter
  • Demonstrable portfolio of published articles
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search and databases)
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information
  • Good observation skills
  • Broad knowledge of headlines
  • BSc degree in journalism, science, communications or relevant field
  • Previous experience in the space sector would be a bonus

To apply: Send your two-page Resume/CV, Cover letter and other supporting documents to info@africanews.space with email subject “Space in Africa – Senior Writer/Editor”

DATA ANALYST – FULL TIME ROLE

Job brief

We are looking for a passionate certified Data Analyst. The successful candidate will turn data into information, information into insight and insight into business decisions.

Responsibilities

  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a data analyst or business data analyst
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc), databases (SQL etc), programming (XML, Javascript, or ETL frameworks)
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc)
  • Knowledge of R, SQL and Python; familiarity with Scala, Java or C++ is an asset
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • BS in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics or related subjects
  • Previous experience in the space sector would be a bonus
To apply: Send your two-page Resume/CV, Cover letter and other supporting documents to info@africanews.space with email subject “Space in Africa – Data Analyst”