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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    The Ghana News Agency is the official news agency of the country of Ghana. It was founded in 1957 by Kwame Nkrumah as part of a "network of coercive and partisan institutions," in a concerted effort to present a more favorable view of the country to the outside world and to control the flow of information nationally.
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    Reporter

    • Generates story ideas and following leads from local and international sources to plan, arrange and conduct interviews and writes stories and features in the public interest
    •  Works to oral and written instructions and to established procedures
    •  Covers and reports general news events and breaking news in real time
    •  Pitches story ideas to editors for follow up
    •  Reports on assigned beats, such as Law and Order, Peace and Security, Environment and Agriculture, on daily basis
    •  Does live reports from the field and covering special assignments in the Districts
    •  May specialize in any area and be designated accordingly
    •  Contributes to video, online and social media content
    •  Performs any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  Diploma in Journalism or Mass Communication from an accredited institution with at least 3 years of experience as a Journalist
    •  Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and understands at least one Ghana Language
    •  Strong writing skills and ability to convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner
    •  Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills
    •  Should be able to undertake standup media
    •  Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines
    •  Critical thinker, analytical and problem-solving skills

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    Senior Reporter

    • Generates story ideas and following leads from local and international sources to plan, arrange and conduct interviews and writes stories and features in the public interest
    •  Works to oral and written instructions and to established procedures
    •  Covers and reports general news events and breaking news in real time pitches story ideas to editors for follow up
    •  Reports on assigned beats, such as Law and Order, Peace and Security, Environment and Agricultures to video, online and social media content
    •  Performs any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  Bachelor’s Degree in Journalist or Communications with at least 5 years working experience as a Journalist
    •  Must be a member of a professional association such as the Ghana Journalists Association
    •  Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and understand at least one Ghanaian language
    •  Good understanding of current affairs and capacity to analyze political, economic and social issues
    •  Passion for process-centred stories
    •  Strong knowledge of media ethics and law
    •  Great interpersonal skills
    •  Critical thinker, team player and problem-solving skills
    •  Must have presence on social media
    •  Should be able to undertake standup interviews
    •  Experience audio and/or video production

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    Chief Reporter

    • 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

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified applicants should send their application cover letters stating the position, district and region with a comprehensive curriculum including supporting documents to the:

    Director of Administration
    Ghana News Agency
    P.O.Box 2118
    Accra

    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.

    Or Send Application to:

    [email protected] Indicating position as the subject

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