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Reporter job description

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Eleni Kourmentza
Eleni Kourmentza

Eleni, ex-People Ops Manager at Workable, excelled in recruitment, lifecycle management, and employer branding.

Reporter responsibilities include:

  • Collecting, verifying and analyzing thoroughly newsworthy information
  • Assembling findings into a stable story
  • Writing and delivering news stories with the reader’s perspective in mind

reporter job description

Job brief

We are looking for a passionate Reporter to participate in the creative cycle of a news story by investigating and writing rich and unbiased “scoops”.

Responsibilities

  • Collect, verify and analyze thoroughly newsworthy information
  • Assemble findings into a stable story
  • Write and deliver news stories with the reader’s perspective in mind
  • Publish or broadcast news stories
  • Receive assignments or investigate news leads/tips
  • Abide by journalism’s ethics and codes
  • Contact, interview and research sources
  • Maintain notes and audio recordings
  • Cooperate with reporters, chief editor, producers etc
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest current events in the “beat” by studying papers, attending events etc.

Requirements and skills

  • Proven working experience as a Reporter
  • Portfolio of published articles or newscasts
  • Ability to gather, write and edit news
  • Broad knowledge of headlines
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search, databases)
  • Excellent communication, lobbying and active listening skills
  • Integrity and morality
  • BS degree in journalism or mass communications

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