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Journalist job description

Job description

We are looking for a dynamic Journalist. You will contribute to society by providing critical information up to the minute.

  • Research frequently for interesting news aligned with the themes at hand.
  • Travel to on-site locations for immediate news coverage.
  • Coordinate with camera crew and other staff to capture the best overview.
  • Develop relationships with news informants.
  • Speak to live witnesses on the scene of breaking news.
  • Make and document notes and recordings.
  • Compile testimonies and footage from multiple interviews to create a story.
  • Edit interviews and other data for inclusion in the final story.
  • Ensure that final pieces do not contain sensitive or personally identifiable information.

Job benefits:

  • [X] salary
  • [X] vacation days
  • Sick, personal, and parental leave
  • Child and elder care
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Professional development

Job requirements

  • [X] year(s) experience working as a journalist or reporter.
  • A strong portfolio of published articles.
  • Super command of the [X] language, verbal, written ability, and knowledge of grammar structure.
  • Excellent communication and observation.
  • Strong work ethic and integrity.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and cross-check information.
  • [X] degree in Journalism or relevant fields.