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BREAKING NEWS REPORTER POSITION


MWANANCHI COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers, Mwananchi, The Citizen and Mwanaspoti is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of:

BREAKING NEWS REPORTER
Job Purpose:
You will primarily work on our Breaking News desk, performing the dual duties of online reporter and monitoring journalist.
Main Responsibilities:
• The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
• Continuously monitor multiple news feeds on television, radio, blogs, and popular media websites and social media (Twitter/FB) for breaking stories.
• Liaise with news desks to identify and craft a coverage strategy for breaking stories of relevance to Mwananchi readers.
• Vet sources and liaise with Online Editor/Deputy Editor to ensure overall coverage is CREDIBLE.
• Verify local story leads with MCL news desks and section editors before publishing.
• Craft pithy text messages in English and Kiswahili covering the first 5 Ws of Journalism
• (Who did What, When, Where and How?) And push these out to subscribers via bulk SMS platform(s).
• Write up very short articles (3-5 paragraphs) for websites within 20 minutes of initial text bulletin and submit copy to Web editors.

Qualifications and Experience:
Academic: Basic University Degree and passion for writing
Professional : Diploma in Journalism
Experience: 3 years journalistic working experience

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed
CV and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact by April 22, 2016 to;
Human Resources Manager,
Mwananchi Communications Ltd,
P. O. Box 19754.
Dar es Salaam.

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