Rural Reporters


The Bush Chicken ( is a high-quality media outlet dedicated to in-depth news and analysis on Liberia’s current events, development, and state of affairs.

Our name is inspired by both the inclusive coverage of rural communities and the idea that the outlet serves as a wake-up call to important issues. One of Liberia’s most respected news outlets, The Bush Chicken has won more national awards than any other news outlets since 2017.

There is a general perception that news outlets in Liberia are corrupt and sub-standard. The Bush Chicken is different – we pay our journalists significantly above industry standard, we cover rural issues, we conduct in-depth investigative stories, and we are independent.

Position Description

We are recruiting 10 highly skilled and ethical reporters across rural Liberia to be regularly submitting reports for their counties and immediate localities. Interested applicants must reside in one of the below locations:

  • Tubmanburg, Bomi
  • Gbarnga, Bong
  • Bopolu, Gbarpolu
  • Ganta, Nimba
  • Sanniquellie, Nimba
  • Zwedru, Grand Gedeh
  • Greenville, Sinoe
  • Foya, Lofa
  • Voinjama, Lofa
  • Zorzor, Lofa
  • Barclayville, Grand Kru
  • Harbel, Margibi
  • Fish Town, River Gee


Reporters will be expected to interview a range of subjects in varying circumstances, build contacts with local authorities, community groups, and the general public; attend press conferences; and produce accurate and comprehensive copies according to the AP Style Guide at least once a week.

  • Must possess necessary equipment including a personal computer or regularly have access to one and a smartphone capable of taking quality photos or a camera
  • Must have experience and knowledge conducting research using the internet and basic computer skills including Microsoft Word
  • Must have strong written communications skills, ability to work independently, and attention to details
  • Commitment to adhering to the AP Style Guide and the Press Union of Liberia’s Code of Ethics

Interested applicants can submit two samples of writing and an attached resume to Deadline to submit entries is September 16, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.