Senior Business Journalist


Ethiopian Business Review (EBR) is an English business magazine published by Champion Communications. EBR’s mission is to deliver research-based content that promotes private-sector development in Ethiopia. EBR has one goal, to be the source of top-notch ideas for people creating, leading, and transforming the Ethiopian Private Sector. It publishes research-based articles with a view of becoming the nation’s premier magazine, publishing cutting-edge, authoritative thinking on the key issues facing the private sector in Ethiopia. 

As a magazine dedicated to promoting private sector development, EBR covers topics as diverse as Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Marketing Strategy, Organizational Change, Human Capital, International Trade, Finance, Tax, Customs, Public Policy, Public Sector Development, Privatization, Technology, Commercial and Legal issues.

The Senior Business Journalist:

EBR would like to hire a talented and experienced Senior Business Journalist to join its editorial team. The Senior Business Journalist will be responsible for conducting in-depth research and interviews to produce high-quality original news articles, features and analyses on business-related topics, including finance, trade, entrepreneurship, technology and private and public sector development. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain sources across various industries and minister offices to stay up to date on trends and breaking news;
  • Collaborate with editors and other reporters to generate story ideas, synopsis, and pitch compelling angles and  headlines on various issues;
  • Assist the marketing team in developing content for advertising campaigns, and advertorials; 
  • Attend events and conferences to report on and also network and build relationships with key players in the business world;
  • Proofread content written by junior reporters for errors and inconsistencies; 
  • Editing and polishing existing content to improve readability;
  • Meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy and integrity in reporting;
  • Upholds journalism ethics and standards; and
  • Ensures strict adherence to the firm’s content guidelines

Reports to:  Editor-in-chief

Job Requirements

Formal Education/Qualification and work experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a minimum of 3 years of experience in similar settings. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics + Master’s  Degree in Economics, Business, Communications, Journalism, arts and humanities or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience in similar settings. 

Professional requirements:

  • Strong research and analytical skills with a deep understanding of writing styles;
  • Exceptional verbal, written, proofreading and grammar fluency in English;
  • Experienced in proposing and developing new investigations with high impact potential, and executing them at the highest level by working closely with the team and also one that can work individually;
  • Knowledge and experience working on business leadership, entrepreneurship and enterprise development, marketing strategy, organizational change, human capital, international trade, finance, tax, customs, public policy, public sector development, privatization, technology, commercial and legal issues;
  • Experience with bottom-up planning processes; and
  • Experience with participatory approaches and stakeholder networks.

Additional skills and qualities:

  • Demonstrated proficiency working in transdisciplinary research teams
  • Excellent team player, able to interact well and bring out the best in editorial team members; 
  • Capable to inspire and motivate coworkers;
  • Exceptional link to the Ethiopian economic journalism community, building a solid institutional and individual professional network that will support the success of EBR;
  • Affinity with and commitment to each edition’s and EBR’s goals; 
  • The ability to work well under pressure, be proactive and efficient;
  • Possess business organization skills – planning, setting priorities, organizing, evaluating, monitoring and multi-tasking.
  • Understand branding and brand management.
  • The ability to operate autonomously and effectively communicate with the editor-in-chief;
  • Advanced computer skills and a willingness to learn, improve on and pick up new ones; and
  • Willingness to learn and improve on skills

Required Values & Competencies:

  • Upholding the greatest ideals of honesty, loyalty, and integrity;
  • Result orientation;
  • Building relationships; 
  • Professionalism & Presentation;
  • Accountability;
  • Cultural intelligence; 
  • Effective Communication;
  • Teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving;
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills;
  • High-energy, well organized and results-oriented; and 
  • Excellent at multitasking

What we offer:

EBR provides competitive compensation in accordance with the organization scale, depending on the candidate’s educational background, skill and professional experience. We also provide additional benefit plans in accordance with the internal HR manual. 

Application Process:

Submit: (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume, and (3) Basic Information as per the following format

Basic Information

Name of Applicant Position Applied Educational qualification (BA/MA/ MSc/ PhD) in ——- Years of relevant  experience (in years) Gross Salary Expectation (ETB/month) Mobile Number


Applications must be submitted to the following email address: 

Applications are welcome from qualified applicants and will be received until August 20, 2023

Applications must be submitted in English. 

Women who meet the minimum requirements are highly encouraged to apply.

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