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
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.