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We plan on hiring a competent Reporter who could actively participate in the creative cycle of a news story.

As a Reporter, your duties will be investigating and writing unbiased, rich ‘scoops’. You will be also keeping the public updated by reporting on different events and happenings. You will be covering regional, local, national, and international events of interest as per the organization’s audience.

We expect you to investigate, observe, interview the leads in addition to writing engaging stories. You will be collecting factual information, preparing a factual story, creating articles, and broadcasting news analysts.

If you feel that you are capable of carrying out these duties and responsibilities excellently, we would like to meet you. Do not forget to share your portfolio with us when you send in your application.


  • Gather information and analyze, and verify newsworthiness.

  • Assemble the findings into an authentic story.

  • Write news and also deliver breaking news by keeping the reader’s perspective in mind

  • Investigate news or receive assignments. Make sure you check the authenticity of the news before you broadcast or publish it.

  • Abide by journalism’s codes and ethics.

  • Conduct interviews and research their news sources.

  • Maintain audio recordings and notes.

  • Coordinate with producers, chief editor, fellow reporters regarding your assignments.

  • Stay updated on the latest events in the ‘beat’ by attending events and studying newspapers and magazines etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in  Journalism, Mass Communications, or related field.

  • Proven work experience as a Reporter, News Anchor, or a similar position in the Media Industry.

  • Portfolio of newscasts and published articles.

  • Ability to write, gather, and create news.

  • A creative individual and ability to think innovative story ideas.

  • Computer proficiency.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Morality and integrity.

  • A keen eye for detail for delivering accurate and timely news.

  • Exceptional time management skills.

  • A quick decision-maker.

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