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2 Oct 2023

Business Reporter (The Citizen) at Mwananchi Communications Limited

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Job Description

Mwananchi Communications Limited, a subsidiary of Nation Media Group, and publishers of Mwananchi, The Citizen and Mwanaspoti newspaper and its digital products is looking to recruit highly motivated and experienced individuals to fill the positions of:



The main role of this position is to cover business news events, write and submit factual and balanced stories for publication within set deadlines, do analyses, mentor correspondents and reporters, handle and give input to special reports.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Developing, reports and writing News and Feature stories for the title he/she is assigned to in finished form, so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed.
  • Attending assigned news functions, taking notes on location, carrying out interviews, checking facts and making an audio/visual recording as the case may be; writing News or Features at their own initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of either the Business Editor or Section Editor;
  • Ensuring that the material so written reflects a thorough understanding of MCL’s style of journalism as defined in the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the journalistic code of ethical journalism;
  • Researching and providing background information to make copy complete;
  • Briefing the News Editor on stories gathered and writing the selected ones within set deadlines;
  • Following news leads and maintaining close contacts with news sources;
  • Continually building his/her contacts list and demonstrating its value with consistent exclusive reports or information;
  • Responding promptly to news breaks;
  • Primarily but not solely responsible for the correctness of facts, content and style of his/her news materials;
  • Closely cooperating with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers;

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Academic: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass Communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Experience: 2-3 years working experience.
  • Professional: Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online via our career portal OR [email protected] by October 10, 2023

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