25 Oct 2016

Graphic Communications Job Vacancy : Special Correspondent (Investigate Desk)

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We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and results-oriented journalist with good team-playing and excellent editorial skills to fill the following position: Special Correspondent (Investigate Desk)

Job Summary

•   Collect, write and prepare a variety of stories for inclusion in the newspaper and graphic online both in general area and areas of specialisation.

Key Accountabilities

•   Thoroughly research and investigate news stories for publication
•   Select stories to follow either with a general flavour or from an area of specialisation when not assigned by the news Editor
•   Collect information necessary to compile the story/stories, for example by going out into the field and conducting interviews or doing desk based / web based research
•   Compile stories ready for submitting – edit prior to submitting and proofreading when required
•   Work in groups on special stories / investigations when required, with one writer taking a lead as necessary
•   Contribute marketing ideas to position the newspaper brands and website as preferred products to our customers

Qualification Required & Experience

•   1st Degree in Communication Studies / Journalism or related field with 6 years working experience on newspaper/online journalism

OR

•   Diploma in Journalism from a reputable institution with 8 years working experience on newspaper / online journalism
•   Member of Ghana Journalists Association

Skills / competencies

•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•   Good report writing skills
•   analytical with an eye for detail
•   Ability to work to strict deadlines and for long periods
•   Flexible attitude to working arrangements
•   Strong computer literacy skills, including page planning
•   Research methodology skills desired but not essential

Location: Accra

How to Apply

If you wish to apply, please send a detailed CV together with a covering letter and contact telephone number to: The Director, HR & Administration Graphic Communications Group Ltd. P.O.Box GP 742 Accra Alternatively, you may email your application to the Human Resource Operations Manager at:- kathryn.parry@graphic.com.gh Closing Date: 31 October, 2016




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