Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Job Opportunity at Media Tanzania, Economics Writer



JOB DESCRIPTION:

Covering leading market trends, the publication conducts a deep dive into the top economic sectors in Tanzania, including real estate, banking, health, education, transportation, environment, energy and many others.
Producing concise and accurate content surrounding the economy, business and finance according to the media house style and strict deadlines
Seeking out and investigating stories via your contacts, press releases and other media.
Attending press conferences and asking questions.
Developing articles that are thought provoking and enable the reader to question
Working closely with the news team, graphic designers and editors
Creating and uploading news content for the website
'Live' online reporting or real-time blogging when covering important events
Building contacts to maintain a flow of news, relationships with various organizations and other journalists will add value.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong command of the English language, impeccable grammar and mastery of AP style
  • Sensitivity to tone and audience, and ability to discern what is current, compelling and credible
  • Excellent writing and very computer/online savvy skills
  • Meticulous character and strong attention to detail
  • Must be well versed with various social media platforms
  • Planning, Organizational and Staff Management skills
  • General understanding of current events
  • Be able to work under pressure.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Background in Economics &Finance would be an added advantage
  • Should have an academic background in Journalism and/or Economics or have published material in English either on mainstream news or on various platforms


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

If you meet above requirements, please send your cover letter, sample writing piece(s) and latest CV (Please do not attach copies of certificates or transcripts) through mediatanzania1@gmail.com to reach us before 2nd October, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.