News Reporter

  Pajhwok Afghan News
  Afghanistan Unspecified 585
Date Posted:Jan 10, 2011
Closing Date:Jan 14, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Pajhwok Afghan News:


Pajhwok Afghan News ( is the leading independent news agency registered with the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan. Pajhwok has a network of reporters nationwide larger than any other news agency in the country. Pajhwok provides comprehensive, reliable, timely and bias-free news about Afghanistan from an Afghan perspective. It distributes and publishes online daily reports and photographs as a service to newspapers, radios, and television news channels as well as individual and institutional subscribers. In the Seven years of its existence, Pajhwok has become Afghanistan most credible news and feature service-provider to national and international media outlets on a national and international level.

Job Summary:

To find out story ideas

To read local publications and monitor broadcast for tips and background

To collect information and contact and develop sources for the stories

To inform local editor of stories and updates

Duties & Responsibilities:

Major responsibilities include:

To type stories into the computer (including notation for sound bites)

To use library and sources for background info

To mark notes with date, time, name for each source

To submit notes for checking

To submit sound bites to radio production assistant

To answer questions from local editor and international trainer

To rewrite stories if the editors bring any changes

To keep track of updates needed

To attend workshops or courses conducted by Pajhwok

To accept rules and regulations of the organization

Job Requirement:

Bachelor degree from faculty of Journalism

Minimum at least 2years experience in the relevant field at national and international organizations

Strong proficiency in Pashto and Dari is required and English is desirable

Able to work late hours when required

Capable of handling pressure and prioritizing activities to meet the deadlines

Having Strong Communication Skills

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