Chief Reporter - Ghana News Agency

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Chief Reporter - Ghana News Agency

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Ghana News Agency is searching for a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Chief Reporter

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works to oral and written instructions and to established procedures
  • Covers and reports general news events, conducts interviews and investigations for the writing of special reports in the national interest
  • Pitches ideas to editors for follow-up stories
  • Research background of stories for comprehensive and accurate news features and special reports
  • Arranges interviews with sources for well-researched and investigative stories news features and documentaries
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with individuals who are credible source of information in the interest of the nation
  • Reports on assigned beats, such as Law and Order, Peace and Security, Science and Environment, Agriculture and Parliament on daily basis



  • Generates and develops video, online and social media content
  • Does line reports from the scene and undertakes special field and investigative assignments
  • Rewrites stories of reporters to meet GNA house style and to fit time and space requirements
  • Investigates and reports breaking news, such as disasters, crimes or human-interest stories.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Qualification Required & Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in Journalist or Communication with 7 years working experience as a Journalist
  • Must be a member of a professional association, such as the Ghana Journalists Association
  • Demonstrate ability to generate and develop story ideas
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and understand at least one Ghana language
  • Good understanding of current affairs and capacity to analyze political, economic and social issues
  • Demonstrate ability edit scripts and news stories
  • Must have presence on social media
  • Strong experience in and understanding of new media, as well as tradional and digital media in Africa.
  • Should be able to undertake standup interviews
  • Experience in audio and/or video production
  • Strong knowledge and commitment to upholding ethical and professional standards passion for generating and writing interesting and relevant stories
  • Critical thinker, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great interpersonal skills and team player

Location: Accra

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