Job Vacancy For News Reporter

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and results oriented journalist with good team-playing and excellent editorial skills to fill the following position: News Reporter

Key Accountabilities

•   Select stories to follow either with a general flavour or from an area of specialisation when not assigned by the Editor
•   Collect information necessary to compile the story / stories, for example by going out to the field and conducting interviews or doing desk-based / web-based research
•   Compile stories ready for submitting – Edit prior to submitting and proofreading when required
•   Work in groups on special stories / investigations when required, with one writer taking a lead as necessary
•   Contribute suggestions to the development of the website
•   Contribute marketing ideas to position the newspaper brands and website as preferred products to our customers.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Diploma in journalism from a reputable institution with 2 years working experience on Newspaper/Online Journalism

Skills/Competencies

•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•   Good report writing skills
•   Analytical with an eye for detail
•   Ability to work to strict deadlines and for long periods
•   Flexible attitude to working arrangements
•   Strong computer literacy skills, including page planning
•   Research methodology skills desired but not essential

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