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06 June 2017

Bureau Chief - Jinja Career Jobs - Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Job Title:     Bureau Chief - Jinja
Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Features Editor – Weekend

About MPL:
Monitor Publications Limited (MPL),  a Nation Media Group Company is Uganda's most influential media house, operating The Daily Monitor, Saturday Monitor and Sunday Monitor newspapers, 93.3KFM, 90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.

Job Summary: The Bureau Chief will coordinate the Jinja editorial bureau operations, get well researched and most up to date regional reports on daily events and ensure that the written copy meets established editorial journalistic objectives ethics, house style and delivered within set deadlines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Discusses news gathering assignments with the Regional Editor
  • Prepares the day’s docket by listing down all the regional stories items and sends docket to the Deputy News Editor
  • The jobholder briefs the deputy news editor on the stories gathered and writes the selected ones within set deadlines
  • Takes notes on location, carries out interviews, checks facts and tape records as the case may be
  • Researches and provides background information to make stories complete and at editor’s request, supplies more relevant information on stories of interest.
  • Assigns reporters and gives them guidance on what to look for in stories
  • The incumbent also debriefs reporters on stories they bring back and ensures that reporters do their stories to meet deadlines
  • Edits stories for accuracy, balance, fairness, legal soundness and that they meet journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
  • Files the complete stories to the Regional Editor within set deadlines

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the MPL Bureau Chief job placement should hold a University Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an accredited institution.
  • Diploma in Journalism
  • A minimum of three to five years of journalism experience and demonstrated writing and editing experience in a newsroom
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with good understanding of editorial practices, writing and editing requirements in a busy newsroom
  • Keen eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work effectively with the team and collate material from multiple sources
  • Ability to track, review and manage team performance effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly analytical skills
  • Strong writing and reporting skills
  • Flexible and agile
  • Drive for results


How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, detailed CVs and academic documents with daytime telephone number via E-mail to: resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com

NB: Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 7th June 2017

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