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Ghana News Agency is searching for a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Editor 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains high quality reporting and editing of news reports and feature articles to conform to the GNA's house style, vision and mission
  • Scrutinizes news stories, checks facts, legal breaches, names and titles of newsmakers to ascertain authenticity
  • Corrects mistakes and where necessary, rewrite stories
  • May be responsible for the running of a Regional Office of the Agency
  • Plans regional programmes and budget
  • Disnurses monthly imprest for the region in accordance with established procedures
  • Briefs Reporters before sending them on assignments
  • Leads a team of Reporters to cover major events

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  • Trains and mentors team members for best practices and high productivity
  • Heads specialised Desk such as Political, Sport, Entertainment, International News
  • Business and financial, science, Peace and Security
  • Produces monthly report of activities for assessment and innovation
  • Undertakes monitoring and evaluation tasks


Qualification Required & Experience

  • Master's Degree in Communication or Journalist or related field with at least 15 years experience as a Journalist
  • Demonstrate ability to generate and develop story ideas
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and must understand at least one Ghanaian language
  • Good understanding of current affairs and capacity to engage in analysis of political, economic and social issues
  • Should be very active on social media
  • Experience in investigative journalism or an interest in investigation would be an added advantage
  • Experience in audio/video or documentary production
  • Strong commitment to upholding high ethical and professional standards
  • Good news judgment and ability to prioritize stories to headlines
  • Strong passion for generating exclusive stories
  • Ability to work around the clock

Location: Accra

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