The ideal candidate should handle the pressures of daily deadlines, not be intimidated by workload pressure and stress, and have exceptional writing and reporting skills. Applicants must be well-grounded in news and have the ability to uncover stories about the economic and business sectors. Candidates must be able to write five originally sourced news stories each week, in addition to an unspecified number of shorter, non-reported daily briefs. Experience is preferred but is not a strict requirement. Some travel for coverage may be required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A graduates of law, political science, journalism, economics, finance, or literature from recognised universities.
He or she must be able to supervise and train reporters, handle the pressure of daily deadlines, and lead by example with truly top-notch writing and reporting skills. Applicants must have the ability to develop excellent sources and produce groundbreaking stories about the business sector, together with the reporters they work with. The work requires the ability to file weekly budgets and give editors advance notices of stories in progress. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines and to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. Three to five years of experience in writing for newsletters or economic journals or working in a media environment is preferred but not required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate of economics, finance, law, management, journalism, or political science. Preference will be given to candidates who have a business journalism background, ample experience in content and production management, superior content and copy editing skills.
The ideal candidate should handle the pressure of daily deadlines, not to be intimidated by workload pressure and stress, and have exceptional data analysis and interpretational skills. Applicants must have the ability to easily locate and interpret raw data about the economic and business sectors.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate of economics, mathematics, or finance from recognised universities.
It is absolutely essential that candidates enjoy working on multiple assignments, in a high-energy environment, and have the ability to collaborate with other members of the editorial team.
Closing date: Friday, January 15, 2018.
Please submit your applications, attached with relevant testimonials, to:
INDEPENDENT NEWS & MEDIA PLC
TEGENE BUILDING, 7TH FLOOR
ADJACENT TO GLOBAL HOTEL ON SIERRA LEONE STREET
TEL: 251-(0)11-416-3020; FAX: 251-(0)11-416-3039
PO Box: 259 CODE 1110, ADDIS ABEBA – ETHIOPIA