1) Job Vacancy For 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
• 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

How To Apply For The Job

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:

admin-gna@gna.org.gh Indicating position as the subject

Closing Date: 04 September, 2020

2) Job Vacancy For 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
• 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

How To Apply For The Job

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:

admin-gna@gna.org.gh Indicating position as the subject

Closing Date: 04 September, 2020

3) Job Vacancy For Chief Reporter

Key Duties and 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
• 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

Qualification Required & Experience

• A bachelor’s degree in Journalist 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 presence on social media
• Strong experience in and understanding of new media, as well as tradional 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

How To Apply For The Job

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:

admin-gna@gna.org.gh Indicating position as the subject

Closing Date: 04 September, 2020

4) Job Vacancy For Senior Reporter

Key Duties and 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

Qualification Required & Experience

• 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 presence on social media
• Should be able to undertake standup interviews
• Experience audio and/or video production

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

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:

admin-gna@gna.org.gh Indicating position as the subject

Closing Date: 04 September, 2020

5) Job Vacancy For Reporter

Key Duties and 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 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

Qualification Required & Experience

• 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

How To Apply For The Job

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:

admin-gna@gna.org.gh Indicating position as the subject

Closing Date: 04 September, 2020

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