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Job Overview

We are looking for an inquisitive Journalist who will contribute to the publishing industry with accurate and timely news. 

As a Journalist, you will be responsible for conducting research, sourcing news, interviewing individuals for writing informational articles and news stories. 

You will be engaging and increasing our target audience. You should be passionate, proactive, and skilled in writing. You should also be proficient to communicate clearly, entertain and inform readers.

If you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position, please apply now! 

Responsibilities

  • Directing research to publish interesting and critical news.

  • Gathering first-hand information by being present as a person in happenings.

  • Accumulating, verifying and interpreting information to convert them into engaging news.

  • Acquiring more data by interviewing key people (witnesses, sources and so on.) 

  • Utilizing findings to develop a well-composed article ensuring that you hold the familiarity with the reader's perspective.

  • Taking photos, video or sound recording to record occasions and facts.

  • Composing and reporting stories for web, print, radio, and TV as per the endorsed style guides.

  • Getting assignments or examining the authenticity of news or tips.

  • Agreeing with the ethical code of the profession and managing notes and sound recordings.

  • Collaborating with different writers, editors, and makers to ensure we have an efficient working model.

  • Focusing on improvements by researching journals, newspapers, magazines, research papers, attending occasions and so on.

Requirements 

  • BS/BA degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or relevant field.

  • Proven 2+ years of work experience as a Journalist or a similar role in the Media Department.

  • Valid training at the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) will be preferred.

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent writing and journalist research skills.

  • Customer-oriented, self-directed and self-motivated individual.

  • Outstanding time management skills.

  • Passionate about media and telecommunication technology.

  • A keen eye on details.

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