JAKENN Publishing PLC

JAKENN Publishing PLC


Position: Reporter Intern
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Internship
Place of Work: ******* - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: May, 31/2024 (6 days left)

Job Description

Who we are

JAKENN Publishing PLC, the publisher of Addis Standard tri-lingual publications, is the media company of the present and the future of Ethiopia. We bring our passion for reporting and independent journalism to tell the stories that matter in today's Ethiopia and Ethiopia being shaped for tomorrow.

JAKENN is widely known for its flagship publications on the Addis Standard tri-lingual web portal. Started as a monthly magazine in 2011, today JAKENN's Addis Standard website (www.addisstandard.com) provides content in English, Afaan Oromoo, and Amharac languages as well as a digital production for breaking news, analyses, and spell-binding commentaries about Ethiopia that establishes an understanding of these events beyond their headlines.

The Addis Standard publications have become the most followed media brands in Ethiopia on X (formerly Twitter), and a rapidly growing audience on Facebook and Telegram, among others, with a solid website presence that provides thorough and timely content on Ethiopia’s political, economic, and social changes.

Our values

As a young and dynamic company, JAKENN Publishing PLC, through its flagship publication the Addis Standard tri-lingual publications, is the only independent media in Ethiopia that officially embodies the constitutional values of a multinational Ethiopia where the aspirations of Ethiopia's nations and nationalities are respected and their contribution to the betterment of a democratic, just, and prosperous Ethiopia is recognized.

We understand that this means valuing diversity in our newsroom and beyond, and making an honest effort to provide an inclusive work environment that supports growth, nurtures innovation, and embraces risk-taking by our diverse staff members.

Job Description

As a Reporter Intern at JAKENN Publishing PLC, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fast-paced world of journalism. Under the guidance of seasoned professionals, you will contribute to our news coverage, research stories, conduct interviews, and craft compelling articles for publication.


  • Research: Conduct thorough research on assigned topics to gather relevant information from various sources including interviews, press releases, and online resources.
  • Interviews: Assist in conducting interviews with key stakeholders, experts, and individuals relevant to the story. Develop rapport and ask insightful questions to extract valuable insights.
  • Writing: Write clear, concise, and engaging news articles, features, and blog posts following the editorial guidelines of JAKENN Publishing PLC. Ensure accuracy, objectivity, and adherence to deadlines.
  • Fact-Checking: Verify the accuracy of information and statements included in articles through meticulous fact-checking procedures.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with editors, photographers, and other team members to ensure cohesive storytelling and multimedia integration where applicable.
  • Pitching: Generate story ideas and pitches that align with the editorial focuses of JAKENN Publishing PLC. Present pitches to editors and contribute to editorial meetings.
  • Adaptability: Adapt quickly to changing news priorities and deadlines, demonstrating flexibility


  • Hands-on experience in a professional newsroom environment.
  • Mentorship from experienced journalists and editors.
  • Exposure to various aspects of the news production process.
  • Opportunity to build a portfolio of published work.
  • Networking opportunities within the media industry.
  • Employment extension into full-time Reporter's position after six-month performance evaluation

Number: One

Product Language: English and Amharic Products

Duration: Six months

Reference Number: JKP/IN/RP/24

Reporting to: Product Editors

Job Requirements


  • Graduate of a degree program in journalism, communications, or related field.
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to convey complex information clearly and engagingly.
  • Excellent research skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Curiosity, critical thinking, and a passion for storytelling.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with basic journalistic ethics.
  • Proficiency in digital tools and platforms for research, writing, and communication.
  • Proficiency in writing and communication skills in English and Amharic languages.
  • Knowledge of Afaan Oromoo is highly desirable and beneficial but not mandatory.

How to apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing samples demonstrating your journalistic abilities. Include "Reporter Intern Application" in the subject line and send your materials to hr@addisstandard.com

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the submission deadline is on or before 31 May 2024.