Knowledge University (KNU) is looking for a talented journalist to engage in its Press Office. We are looking for an energetic colleague who is willing to go the extra mile with us to do an exceptional work covering all the news/reports aspects of the university.
Journalists research, write, edit, proofread and file news stories, features and articles. Your pieces are used on television and radio or within magazines, journals and newspapers, in print and most importantly online.
The selected candidate write and assemble together news stories that will interest KNU's audience. By gathering together a number of different sources and ensuring that all the arguments are represented.
Typically the work will involves:
- reading press releases
- researching articles
- establishing and maintaining contacts
- interviewing sources
- writing, editing and submitting copy
- attending events
- verifying statements and facts
- staying up to date with privacy, contempt and defamation law
- liaising with editors, sub-editors, designers and photographers.
- It is possible to transfer between television, radio, newspaper and publishing work.
Although there are routes into journalism for both university graduates and school leavers, we at KNU asks for a degree. While any subject is acceptable, English or journalism are preferred. Specialist subjects such as economics, languages or sciences can be a great advantage. All talented writers with any academic background are welcome to apply.
Key skills for this post
- Excellent oral or written skills
- Interpersonal skills
Candidate needs to be fluent in writing, reading and speaking both in Arabic and Kurdish languages. English language professionalism increases their chances to get the job.
About Knowledge University
Knowledge University (KNU) is a private university located in the city of Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. KNU provides diverse higher education, research and consultancy to all its students via such programs as Engineering, Science, Law, Business, Economy and Teacher Education. KNU is also renowned for maintaining one of the best quality campuses in Iraq with green, sustainable program objectives and outcomes throughout its activities. KNU encourages its academic community to seek knowledge, affirm skills and ensure excellence in their academic and professional achievements. KNU intends to expand its program and become a leading educational institute of science and humanities with e-Smart academic community.
Please visit our campus on your next visit to Erbil, the hub and capital city of Kurdistan Region of Iraq.