Bureau Chief Job Opportunity at Mwananchi Communications Limited | Deadline: August 31, 2018

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Bureau Chief Job Vacancy at Mwananchi Communications Limited | Deadline: August 31, 2018
Overview: Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers, Mwananchi, Mwanaspoti and The Citizen is looking for a motivated and highly experienced individual to fill the position of:

BUREAU CHIEF (1 Post for Mwananchi Newspaper – Morogoro)
Main Responsibilities:
  • Develops reports and writes news and feature stories for the title assigned to in finished form, so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed.
  • 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 either the news editor or section editor.
  • 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.
  • Researches and provides background information to make copy complete.
  • Briefs News Editor on stories gathered and writes the selected ones within set deadlines.
  • Follows news leads and maintains close contacts with news sources.
  • Continually builds his/her contacts list and demonstrates its value with consistent exclusive reports or information.
  • Responds promptly to news breaks.
  • Is primarily but not solely responsible for the correctness of facts, content, and style of his/her news materials.
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Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Academic: Basic University Degree in Journalism/Mass Communication
Professional: Diploma in Journalism
Experience: 3-5 years journalist working experience

How to Apply
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed CV and copies of professional certificates, and a daytime telephone contact by August 31, 2018, to;
Human Resources Manager
Mwananchi Communications Ltd
P. O. Box 19754, DAR ES SALAAM.
Email: [email protected]
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
MCL is an equal opportunity employer