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posted on : 4 weeks ago

Industry : Print /Digital Media Job Function : Editorial Content

Job Experience Level : Mid Level

Minimum Years of Experience : At least 1 to 2 years of working experience

Minimum Academic Qualification : Diploma

Job Summary

Develops reports and writes feature stories for the Mwananchi in finished form, so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional reports is needed.

Full Job Description

  • Takes notes on location, carries out interviews checks facts and tape records as the case may be; writes news or features on own initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of wither the news editor or section editor.
  • Researches and provides background information to make copy complete.
  • The material so written must reflect a thorough understanding of the MCL’s style of journalism as defined in the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the journalistic code of ethical journalism.
  • Briefs features editor on stories gathered and writes the selected owns within set deadlines.
  • Follows news feature leads and maintains close contacts with sources.
  • Continually builds his/her contact list and demonstrates its value with consistent exclusive reports or information.
  • Develops features ideas.
  • Is primarily but not solely responsible for the correctness of facts, content and style of his/her news reports materials.
  • Closely co-operates with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers.
  • Performs both independently and under supervision in accordance with general principles and directives.
  • Achieves agreed targets.

     

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