JUNIOR JOURNALIST Paterson Grade A3

Minimum Requirements: 

Diploma or degree in Journalism, Languages or Media Studies
Good general knowledge
Knowledge of topical issues and current affairs
Valid driver’s license
Proficient in relevant computer software packages and application
Passion for media, knowledge of current affairs
Established network of contacts

Main Responsibilities: 

Performs tasks assigned by the news editor, Chief Reporter to ensure wide news coverage of local events
Investigate and research article content for news and/or feature stories and initiate original story ideas in the dedicated beats to add value to the paper
Write quality news and feature articles, adhering to strict deadlines to conform to the style guide of the paper
Generate ideas for feature and writing features and to maintain wide community based interest.
Adhere to the quality , style and content standards as laid out and required by the particular publication so that standards can be maintained throughout
Generate and liaise with network of contacts to assist with research or completion of articles/features
Take photographs to illustrate editorial content
Produce content for online and other platforms to give readers wide access to the content of the paper
On standby at all times (weekends, after hours and public holidays) to report on breaking news.
Able to travel extensively to give coverage of news events outside the main centre of operations (e.g. Windhoek, Swakopmund, Oshakati)
Comply with requirements of the Namibia Media Code of Conduct to ensure ethical behavior at all times

Key Performance Areas: 

Investigate, research and write article content for news and/or feature stories
Adhere to quality , style and content standards of the newspaper
Take photographs to illustrate editorial content
Able to travel extensively

Skills: 

Able to write fluently in the languages required by the publication
Creativity
Able to work under extreme pressure and to strict deadlines
Good time management and the ability to multi-task effectively and follow through
Sound news judgment
Detail orientation
Good people skills
Quality orientation
Good decision making abilities
Persistence/results orientation
Questioning and listening skills
The ability to work independently
Resilient
Initiative

Closing date for applications: 
16 February 2018
Interviews will take place: 
21 February 2018
Duty Station: 
Windhoek
NB: 
Interested candidates who qualify for the above position can forward their CV with certified copies of qualifications and relevant documentation to: The Human Resources Department E-mail: vacancies@nmh.com.na Please write “Junior Journalist -Paterson Grade: A3” in the subject line Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No documents will be returned.