Chief Reporter - Ghana News Agency



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The Ghana News Agency (GNA) is inviting applications from suitably qualified, result-driven, competent, and dynamic professionals to fill various vacant positions. The available position is Chief Reporter.

Position: Chief Reporter

Job Description: Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with 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 the 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 sources 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 live reports from the scene and undertakes special field and investigative assignments.
  • Rewrites stories of reporters to meet 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.


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Qualification Required & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications with five (5) years of 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 understanding at least one Ghanaian Language.
  • Good understanding of current affairs and capacity to analyze political, economic, and social issues.
  • Demonstrate ability to edit scripts and news stories.
  • Must have a presence on social media.
  • Strong experience in and understanding of new media, as well as traditional 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
  • Ability to work under pressure and good time management skills.

Location: Accra

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