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Full-time Sports Writer

at Standard Group in Nairobi

Sports Writer at Standard Group in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

The Standard Group comprises of The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The County Weekly, KTN, Radio Maisha,PDS, Standard Digital, Nairobian and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players to fill the following positions: Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer.

The job holder will collect, write and submit sports stories/reports and articles within set deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • To go out on assignments given by the Editor, take notes, carry out interviews, check out facts and submit stories within set deadlines
  • To research and collect background information required to make stories complete, topical, informative, credible and analytical Compliance with Editorial Journalistic Ethics
  • To write and process the stories collected and to read back to ensure that they are balanced, properly presented, free of error and in line with laid down editorial policy and house-style
  • To follow news leads and to maintain close and effective contact with news sources
  • To keep the Editor informed of work progress, any problems encountered and areas where he may require assistance and/or facilitation to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines
  • To identify areas of improvement/development in daily sports news reporting and to make appropriate recommendations to the Editor.
  • To ensure there are no cases of libel and defamation in stories filed so as to cushion the Company against risks of suits.

Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree in Journalism or other training in Journalism
  • Minimum of 3 years having worked as a writer/reporter
  • Excellent writing skills

If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply not later than 30th June 2013.

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