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Freelance Journalist

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Africa Health Organisation (AHO)
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Published 2 months ago
Freelance Journalist

Role description

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency for Africa. It is looking for inspirational and determined freelance journalists to research and write stories on health in Africa. They report news on health, as well as on medical and on determinants of health. They also cover

national and international stories, events and human-interest stories on Africa. Applications are welcome from any part of the world


Responsibilities

  • As a freelance journalist volunteer, your duties will include:
  • researching existing stories on health related to Africa and publish them on the website
  • interviewing people on health in a range of different circumstances
  • seeking out and investigating health stories, press releases and other media
  • attending health press conferences and asking questions
  • attending a range of events, such as health meetings, community health projects, contests
  • reacting to breaking news stories on health and medical breakthrough
  • producing concise and accurate copy and adhere to strict deadlines
  • writing shorter, 'filler' stories to entertain, and researching and writing longer feature article
  • researching, creating and uploading news content for the organisation website 'live' online reporting or real-time blogging when covering important events


Skills

  • All potential candidates will need to show evidence of the following:
  • 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.


Work experience

Good record of relevant work experience accompanied by a professional file of cuttings (samples of your published writing). Someone who has taken every opportunity to write articles and reviews for local, free, national or specialist publications, especially if you get a byline (your name above the story). Get involved in student newspapers and try to build up a network of sources.

Role description

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency for Africa. It is looking for inspirational and determined freelance journalists to research and write stories on health in Africa. They report news on…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
43 Berkeley Square, London, England W1J 5FJ, United Kingdom

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