Nation Media Reporters Jobs in Kenya

Reporting to: the Assignments Editor, the Reporter will be responsible for covering news events, writing and submitting accurate, credible, factual and balanced newsworthy stories that conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style for publication within set deadlines.

Key responsibilities

  • Developing, reporting and writing News and Feature stories for the Daily Nation 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 audio/ visual recordings as the case may be;
  • Writing News or Features at their own initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of either the Assignments Editor or Head of Content;
  • Ensuring that the material written reflects a thorough understanding of Nation'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 story complete;
  • Briefing the Assignments 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;
  • Responding promptly to news breaks;
  • Responsible for the correctness of facts, content and style of his/her news
  • Checking the written stories to ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
  • Closely cooperating with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers;
  • 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 Reporters Jobs in Kenya

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