Ghana News Agency (GNA) Recruitment 2024

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Ghana News Agency (GNA) Recruitment 2024 | GNA Recruitment. The application deadline is 4th September 2020.

Ghana News Agency (GNA), the only national wire service in-charge of collection, packaging and dissemination of news.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

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Job Title: Reporter

Key Duties/Responsibilities

• Generates story ideas and following leads from local and international sources to plan, arrange and conduct interviews and writes stories and features in the public interest
• Works to oral and written instructions and to established procedures
• Covers and reports general news events and breaking news in real-time
• Pitches story ideas to editors for follow up
• Reports on assigned beats, such as Law and Order, Peace and Security, Environment and Agriculture, on a daily basis
• Does live reports from the field and covering special assignments in the Districts
• May specialize in any area and be designated accordingly
• Contributes to video, online and social media content
• Performs any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

• Diploma in Journalism or Mass Communication from an accredited institution with at least 3 years of experience as a Journalist
• Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and understands at least one Ghana Language
• Strong writing skills and ability to convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner
• Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills
• Should be able to undertake standup media
• Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines
• Critical thinker, analytical and problem-solving skills

Location: Accra

Job Title: Chief Reporter

Key Duties/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

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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

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Journalism 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 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

Location: Accra

Job Title: Senior Reporter

Key Duties/Responsibilities

Generates story ideas and following leads from local and international sources to plan, arrange and conduct interviews and writes stories and features in the public interest

Works to oral and written instructions and to established procedures

Covers and reports general news events and breaking news in real time pitches story ideas to editors for follow up

Reports on assigned beats, such as Law and Order, Peace and Security, Environment and Agricultures to video, online and social media content

Performs any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalist or Communications with at least 5 years working experience as a Journalist

Must be a member of a professional association such as the Ghana Journalists Association

Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and understand at least one Ghanaian language

Good understanding of current affairs and capacity to analyze political, economic and social issues

Passion for process-centred stories

Strong knowledge of media ethics and law

Great interpersonal skills

Critical thinker, team player and problem-solving skills

Must have a presence on social media

Should be able to undertake standup interviews

Experience audio and/or video production

How to Apply for GNA Recruitment

Interested and qualified applicants should send their application cover letters stating the position, district and region with a comprehensive curriculum including supporting documents to the:

Director of Administration
Ghana News Agency
P.O.Box 2118
Accra

Important Note:

Applicants must as part of the application submit a Statement of Purpose (Number of words 500 words, font style, Time Roman, Front size and lining spacing should be 1.5), indicating their strength as Journalist and when they should be considered for the role.

OR Send Application to [email protected] Indicating position as the subject.

Application Deadline: 4th September 2020

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