Broadcast Reporter

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

Powerhouse Media Group Inc

As a broadcast journalist, your role is rooted in communication, finding stories and bringing them to the public quickly in a coherent and engaging way.

Broadcast journalists research, investigate and present news and current affairs content for television, radio and online. Their aim is to present information in a balanced, accurate and interesting way through news bulletins, documentaries and other factual programmes.


Although duties and responsibilities vary from role to role and between radio, television and the digital media, as a broadcast journalist you’ll be involved in many of the following duties:

  • generating ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources
  • pitching ideas to the News Editor(s)
  • researching, verifying and collating evidence and information to support a story using relevant information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.
  • writing scripts for bulletins, headlines and reports
  • selecting appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising editorial judgment on the best angle from which to approach a story
  • using portable digital video (DV) cameras and/or other audio equipment to record material
  • producing complete packages for broadcast
  • understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.

You’ll need to show evidence of the following:

  • an interest in people, news, current affairs and good general knowledge
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • confidence in front of a camera or microphone and an ‘on air’ presence
  • an understanding of relevant technical equipment and editing software
  • the ability to work under pressure, both within teams and individually
  • outstanding analytical skills and ability to absorb, extract and present information in a clear and understandable way
  • the ability to build rapport and to handle interactions with sensitivity, empathy and diplomacy, while maintaining impartiality
  • excellent interviewing and listening skills
  • an eye for a story, with an ability to generate original ideas and the confidence to pitch to senior editors
  • tenacity, persistence, resourcefulness and creative problem-solving skills.


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