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Summary

Reporting to the Political Editor, the incumbent will be responsible for generating and writing compelling, well researched political stories that are deep, predictive and analytical. The job holder pitches, researches and delivers political content for use in all Radio Africa Group platforms, including print, online and radio.

 

Description

Key responsibilities

  • Write and submit the most compelling, well researched political content on all RAG platforms
  • Break big political stories and stay ahead of competition
  • Ensure that the websites and radio stations are first with key political stories
  • Deliver “day two” newspaper stories that go beyond the routine daily news which gives value to our readers
  • Promptly deliver video and audio content from news sources for use in our digital platforms
  • Stay connected with all the key political players
  • Deliver analytical, long form articles to be published in the Weekend Star
  • Ensure that all political content is accurate, non-partisan, fair, well balanced and free from libel
  • Ensure rolling coverage of all non-exclusive stories

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism
  • Diploma in journalism where the degree is not in journalism

More Details on Skills

  • Excellent command of both English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent contacts on the social scene