Correspondent Retainer Job Opportunity at Mwananchi Communications Limited | Deadline: August 31, 2018

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Correspondent Retainer 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:

CORRESPONDENT RETAINER (1 Post for Mwananchi Newspaper Iringa)
Main Responsibilities:
  • Developing, reports and writing News and Feature stories for the title he/ she is assigned to in finished form so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed.
  • Attending assigned news functions, taking notes on location, carrying out interviews, checking facts and making an audio/visual recording as the case may be; writing News or Features at their own initiative, choice, and judgment or at the direction of either the News Editor or Section Editor;
  • Ensuring that the material written reflects a thorough understanding of MCL’s style of journalism as defined in the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the journalistic code of ethical journalism;
  • Researching and providing background information to make copy complete;
  • Briefing the News Editor on stories gathered and writing the selected ones within set deadlines;
  • Following news leads and maintaining close contacts with news sources;
  • Continually building his/her contacts list and demonstrating its value with consistent exclusive reports or information;
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Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Academic: Basic University Degree in Journalism/Mass Communication
Professional: Diploma in Journalism
Experience: 1-3 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