|Mwananchi Communications Ltd|
and publishers of Mwananchi, The Citizen and Mwanaspoti newspapers and
various online products are looking for motivated and highly experienced
individual to fill the position of Freelance Business Excutives.
with experience generating original digital reporting. You will develop
multiple stories for MCL’s digital platforms including websites,
social, audio, video & SMS channels to ensure our audiences receive
accurate, up-to-date news and information every day. You are an
excellent writer and/or producer with a keen eye, obsessed with news, on
top of what is happening, and you strive to break important stories
first. You embrace technology, live for your audiences and are
comfortable working with new content formats and platforms.
Full Job Description
Monitor multiple news feeds on television, radio, blogs, popular media
websites and social for breaking stories, and verify leads with field
reporters & editors.
§ Liaise with news desks to identify &
develop breaking stories for mwananchi.co.tz (and any other MCL
websites) and social media channels quickly and accurately.
breaking stories, write and publish short articles, with visuals and
videos on MCL websites ((mwananchi.co.tz, thecitizen.co.tz) within 20
minutes of initial bulletin.
§ Develop & execute a personalized
content plan to generate unique, exclusive long-form news, features and
special reports for MCL digital platforms.
§ Vet sources and
liaise with Web Editor, Mwananchi and the Managing Editor-Online &
New Content to ensure your reporting is credible and error–free.
Use audience data to adjust your storytelling as needed to ensure your
stories are viewed, listened to or read the most by MCL’s multiple
§ Retrieve, compile, edit and upload articles and
relevant photos to MCL websites (mwananchi.co.tz, thecitizen.co.tz) on a
daily basis as assigned by your manager.
§ Increase audience
engagement by pushing content to current social platforms (WhatsApp,
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and new channels (TikTok, Clubhouse).
Champion the use of videos, social audio/podcasts and interactive
photography across MCL websites & social channels, ensuring content
is of exceptional, publishable quality.
§ Ensure the presentation
of content on our websites is in line with Mwananchi Communication
Limited’s house style and editorial policy.
§ Any other duties or responsibilities assigned by your manager.
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should apply online
through our carrier portal via link below enclosing a detailed CV and
copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact.
Deadline: February 28, 2023.