In line with our expansion plan and market penetration strategy for 2018, The Voice, Zambia’s fastest growing Newspaper has vacancies for young and energetic reporters to join our team.
To succeed as a Reporter, you’ll need determination and the ability to research and write accurate stories to tight deadlines As a newspaper Reporter, your duties will include:
Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances
Building contacts in many areas to maintain a flow of news, such as with the police and emergency services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organisations and the general public and as well as politicians.
Seeking out and investigating stories via your contacts, press releases and other media
Attending press conferences and a range of events, such as council meetings, magistrates’ court proceedings, football matches, talent contests, etc.
Ability to react with speed to breaking news stories
Working closely with the news team, photographers and editors
Recording interviews and meetings using shorthand or digital recorder equipment
Writing shorter,’ filler’ stories to entertain, and researching and writing longer feature articles, sometimes for subsidiary publications and supplements
Creating and uploading news content for the newspaper on our website.
All potential candidates will need to show evidence of the following:
Strong written and oral communication skills
A keen interest in news, current affairs, business and people
Accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation
Good organisation skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
An ability to grasp complex issues quickly and explain the min simple, concise language
Resilience, determination, flexibility, persistence, motivation and integrity.
A Diploma/Degree in Journalism/Mass communication is a prerequisite.
Those interested must send their CV together with a general article of your choice (Current affairs, Court news, Entertainment, Health, Community, Features etc.) with a minimum of 1000 words and maximum of 1200 words to:-email@example.com