Job Information Reporter - JIS
Job Type Full-time
Category Media
Job Status
Start Publishing 14-06-2021
Stop Publishing 30-06-2021
Description

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS), an Executive Agency, invites applications from suitably qualified professionals for the following position: Reporter

Salary range: $1,031,432-$1,411,240 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

Job Scope

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the successful candidate will be required to cover assignments and write News Releases & Feature Stories about the Government of Jamaica's programmes and policies.

Core Functions

  • Cover Government assignments to produce News Releases and Feature Stories.
  • Conduct interviews to write updates on Government projects, News Releases and Feature Stories.
  • Write captions for photographs to accompany News Releases and Feature Stories.
  • Research information on Government's policies, programmes and projects for news features.

Key Competencies, Qualificatications

  • First degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communication or English. A postgraduate qualification in Journalism is highly desirable although not essential.
  • At least 2 years experience as a Reporter, in the Newspaper or News Agency Industry.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and to conduct in-depth interviews with Government Officials and Sector Leaders.
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications, particularly Microsoft Word,
  • Team oriented with strong work ethic and the ability to multitask & meet tight deadlines.

Applications along with résumés should be forwarded no later than June 22, 2021 to:
Director, Human Resources
Jamaica Information Service
58a Half-Way Tree Road
Kingston 10
Email address: hrmanager@jis.gov.jm
We thank all applicants however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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