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  • Posted: Aug 14, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Digital Journalist

    Who You Are

    • You are a creative thinker who is constantly thinking outside the box.
    • You immerse yourself in the generation of unique, compelling story ideas.
    • You enjoy researching news stories and interviewing internal and external experts.
    • You excel at writing news stories under the pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced environment.


    What You’ll Be Doing

    • Participate in generation of unique, compelling political, business, current affairs and entertainment-related story ideas.
    • Follow trending topics on social networking, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for story ideas and headlines that optimize Opera News reach and retention.
    • Write accurate stories that are well researched and attributed to necessary sources and update as necessary.
    • Interview proper sources to enhance story content.
    • Respond quickly to breaking news and developing situations, contributing to the news team's coverage of the event.
    • Creatively use social media to send out breaking/interesting news.


    Experience We Are Looking For

    • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or a related communications field required.
    • 1-3 years of work experience required.
    • Demonstrated journalism/media/social media experience.
    • Must have strong writing skills and excellent knowledge of AP style.
    • Must have knowledge and experience using Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media platforms.
    • Must be able to develop an understanding of basic news landscape in the country.
    • Must be self-motivated, team-oriented and work well under pressure.
    • Must have excellent communication skills and be proactive in seeking out interviews to enhance story content.
    • Good visual eye and basic photo editing skills.

    Skills We Are Looking For

    • Sense of urgency. You act with the realization that efficiency is vital to success.
    • A team player. You have the ability to consistently build and maintain strong working relationships with your direct teammates as well as co-workers throughout Opera News..
    • Communication. You have the ability to exchange information, both verbal and non-verbal, to anyone. You have solid speaking and writing skills. Your communication style ensures that all the organizational goals are achieved.
    • Passion. You have a strong excitement and love for journalism. You pride yourself on being efficient at your job.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Opera News on www.linkedin.com to apply
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