*Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances;
*Building contacts to maintain a flow of news, for example, police and emergency services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organisations, the general public, etc;
*Seeking out and investigating stories via your contacts, press releases and other media;
*Attending press conferences and asking questions;
*Attending a range of events, such as council meetings, magistrates' court proceedings, football matches, talent contests, etc;
*Answering the phones on the news desk and reacting to breaking news stories;
*Working closely with the news team, photographers and editors;
*Recording interviews and meetings using shorthand or technical equipment;
*Producing concise and accurate copy according to the newspaper's house style and to strict deadlines - daily newspapers may have several each day;
*Writing short 'fillers' to entertain and researching and writing longer feature articles, sometimes for subsidiary publications and supplements;
*Creating and up loading news content for the newspaper website;
*Live' online reporting or real-time blogging when covering important events - a growing area of work, especially on national newspapers.
This area of work is open to graduates of any discipline but an undergraduate degree in journalism, English or writing may improve your chances.
*Strong written and oral communication skills;
*A keen interest in news, current affairs, business and people;
*Accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation;
*Good organisation skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines;
*An ability to grasp complex issues quickly and explain them in simple, concise language;
*Resilience, determination, flexibility, persistence, motivation and integrity.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should forward their ,CVs name, qualifications, post applying for to the HR : cv. Bluesea @gmail.com OR their mobile number in the message box or mobile number stated on this advert. Not abiding to this advice will lead to total disqualification. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted