Chief Reporter at Ghana News Agency

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Chief Reporter at Ghana News Agency

  • Post Date:October 30, 2020
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Job Description

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works to oral and written instructions and to established procedures
  • Covers and reports general news events, conducts interviews and investigations for the writing of special reports in the national interest
  • Pitches ideas to editors for follow-up stories
  • Research background of stories for comprehensive and accurate news features and special reports
  • Arranges interviews with sources for well-researched and investigative stories news features and documentaries
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with individuals who are credible source of information in the interest of the nation
  • Reports on assigned beats, such as Law and Order, Peace and Security, Science and Environment, Agriculture and Parliament on daily basis
  • Generates and develops video, online and social media content
  • Does line reports from the scene and undertakes special field and investigative assignments
  • Rewrites stories of reporters to meet GNA house style and to fit time and space requirements
  • Investigates and reports breaking news, such as disasters, crimes or human-interest stories.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Qualification Required & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Journalist or Communication with 7 years working experience as a Journalist
  • Must be a member of a professional association, such as the Ghana Journalists Association
  • Demonstrate ability to generate and develop story ideas
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and understand at least one Ghana language
  • Good understanding of current affairs and capacity to analyze political, economic and social issues
  • Demonstrate ability edit scripts and news stories
  • Must have presence on social media
  • Strong experience in and understanding of new media, as well as tradional and digital media in Africa.
  • Should be able to undertake standup interviews
  • Experience in audio and/or video production
  • Strong knowledge and commitment to upholding ethical and professional standards passion for generating and writing interesting and relevant stories
  • Critical thinker, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great interpersonal skills and team player

Important Note:

Applicants must as part of the application submit a Statement of Purpose (Number of words 500 words, font style, Time Roman, Front size and lining spacing should be 1.5), indicating their strength as Journalist and when they should be considered for the role