Monday, 30 December 2013

8 Retainer Careers at Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania

Job Title: Retainer (Eight Posts)

Employer: Mwananchi Communications Limited

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 4th Jan 2014


Develop reports and writes 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.
Takes notes on location, carries out interviews, checks facts and tape records as the case may be; writes news or features on own initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of either the news editor or section editor.
The material so written must reflect a thorough understanding of the Mwananchi Communications Limited style of journalism as defined in the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the journalistic code of ethical journalism.      
Briefs News Editor/Regiona1 Coordinator on stories gathered and write the selected ones within set deadlines.
Follows news leads and maintains close contacts with Dews sources.
Continually builds his/her contacts list and demonstrates its value with consistent exclusive reports or information.
Responds promptly to news breaks.
Closely co-operates with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers.
Coordinates news gathering in the region (aU districts).
Prepare daily news coverage docket and forward it to the News' Editor/ Regional Coordinator every day

Qualifications and Experience:

Basic University Degree
Diploma in Journalism
1 to 3 years journalistic working experience

NB: Applicants Must Be Residents Of Above Areas


A competitive remuneration will be offered to the right candidate.

How to Apply:

All interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed CV and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact to;

Human Resources Manager
Mwananchi Communications Ltd
P. O. Box 19754.
Dar es Salaam.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.