Bureau Chief - MOROGORO Job at 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:

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Bureau Chief·-MOROGORO (1 Post)

Job Purpose:

To cover news events, write and submit factual and balanced stories for publication within set deadlines. To coordinate, assign and supervise other reporters within the region and edits their stories.

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.
Closely co-operates with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers.
Performs both independently and under supervision in accordance with general principles and directives.

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Qualifications and Experience:
Academic : Basic University Degree in Journalism
Professional: Post-graduate Diploma, or Diploma in Journalism.
Experience : 2 - 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 August 27 2015 to;

Human Resources Manager,
Mwananchi Communications Ltd,
P. O. B0X 19754.
Dar es Salaam,

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

MCL is an equal opportunity employer
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