The Middle East Broadcasting Networks,Inc. (MBN) is seeking a Reporter for the News Department in Libya . MBN is a non-profit grantee of the federal government that directly communicates with the people of the Middle East and North Africa through television, radio, and digital media. MBN's mission is to provide objective, accurate, and relevant news and information to the people of the Middle East about the region, the world, and the United States in support of U.S. diplomacy.
The Reporter is a storyteller responsible for providing clear and concise reports after gathering and verifying factual information through interviews, observations, and research. The Reporter organizes all material, determines the emphasis and writes story or stories to fit the standard formats
The primary duties and responsibilities of the Reporter include, but are not limited to:
Leveraging knowledge of assigned beats to bring relevant and significant story proposals to news meetings.
Conducting interviews with news sources having a wide variety of views and expertise.
Evaluating and analyzing leads and tips to develop story ideas.
Cultivate and maintain credible news sources.
Writing scripts and overseeing production to ensure broadcast quality of stories and reports.
Presenting live or taped interviews and voice-over reports in studio or field.
Updating previously reported stories.
Developing original, imaginative and creative ways to tell/show news stories.
Coordinating news coverage with Producers, Cameraman, Editors and news management.
Developing original story ideas for features and special events consistent with the company’s mission.
Reporting breaking news with accuracy and urgency.
Editing or assisting in editing videos for broadcast.
Checking reports for balance, clarity, and objectivity to ensure they are free of bias and advocacy.
Reading and edit news copy to ensure that it contains no slanderous content.
Working quickly and accurately.
Maintaining knowledge and understanding of world events.
Adapting quickly to changing priorities and breaking news.
Staying in contact with the Assignment desk.
Candidates are required to have:
Bachelor degree in Journalism or a related field.
At least 3 years previous experience as an on-camera Reporter.
Demonstrate strong news judgment and organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and make quick decisions with self-discipline and time-management skills.
Ability to write clear and concise news stories.
Ability to communicate and translate from English to classic Arabic.
Discretion, maturity and composure especially under pressure.
Superior story writing and storytelling ability.
Creative and editorial judgment. Mastery of journalistic ethics and libel laws.
Proficient with internet, database and computer assisted reporting tools.
Inquisitive and self-directed.
Strong attention to detail.
Comfortable on-camera – particularly in live situations.
Able to work effectively with all levels of management and staff in a professional manner.
Possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license (preferred) with a driving record acceptable to the company.
Job may require travel to international locations.
Accommodate flexible hours including nights, weekends, holidays and irregular hours at a moment’s notice
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