Broadcast Journalist

Based in Sibu/Bintulu/Miri Regional Office

Responsibilities

  • Generating ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources and pitching ideas to Editors;
  • To prepare special reports to be submitted to Editors;
  • 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 judgement on the best angle from which to approach a story;
  • Identifying necessary resources and deploying and managing technical crews for location shoots, including sound operators and camera crew;
  • Using portable digital video (DV) cameras and other equipment to record material;
  • Work to strict deadlines and need to react as and when a story break. The work sometimes involves interacting with people at moments of crisis or tragedy, which can be emotionally challenging;
  • Present news stories with poise and professionalism on camera, either live or pre-recorded;
  • Serve as an anchor for news programs, guiding the flow of news stories and segments;
  • Prepare and deliver scripted and ad-libbed content with confidence and accuracy;
  • To positively contribute to team working in the company;
  • To execute all assignments and tasks or any additional assignments or tasks from time to time as assigned and/or instructed by the personnel’s direct superior.

Requirement

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or equivalent;
  • Proven experience as a reporter, news anchor, or broadcast journalist; and knowledgable in media law and journalistic ethics;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong on-camera presence and public speaking abilities;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, as news coverage requires;
  • Stay updated on current events and industry trends;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under tight deadlines and in high-pressure situations.
Please specify your expected salary in your resume. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
Closing Date: TBA