Nation Media Crime Reporters Jobs in Kenya

Reporting to: the Assignments Editor, the Reporter will be responsible for collection, writing and submission of accurate, credible, factual and newsworthy crime stories that conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Key responsibilities

  • Developing, reporting and writing news stories/articles on the crime beat so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed;
  • Maintaining crime news sources and calling them for updates;
  • Sourcing exclusive crime stories, and ensuring that they are factual credible, well researched, and balanced;
  • Ensuring that the stories written conform to journalistic code of ethics and the Editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and submitting them within set deadlines;
  • Checking the written stories to ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
  • Following news leads and developments from published stories;
  • Closely cooperating with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers;
  • Primarily responsible for correctness of facts, content and style of his/ her news materials;
  • Generating stories for use on Group multimedia platforms;
  • Filing all elements of digital story as per Digital First policy (alerts; social media; web story; multimedia) within defined deadlines;
  • Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

    Required Skills:

  • University degree;
  • Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication;
  • 3 to 5 years relevant experience;
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organisation;
  • Ability to analyse and simplify complex reports for our audiences.

    Application Procedures

    If you meet the above criteria, apply online at on or before Sunday, July 29, 2018.

    Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.

    For more information and job application details, see; Nation Media Crime Reporters Jobs in Kenya

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