Nenah FM Radio Jobs – Broadcast News Editor

Organisation: Nenah FM
Duty Station: Uganda
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Read,
    copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and
    syntax
  • Prepare,
    rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do
    this work
  • Plan
    the contents of publications according to the publication’s style,
    editorial policy, and publishing requirements
  • Verify
    facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources
  • Review
    and approve proofs submitted by the sources before broadcasting
  • Develop
    story or content ideas, considering  audience appeal
  • Oversee
    news broadcast, ensuring adherence to deadlines and accuracy
  • Confer
    with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and
    emphasis of developing news stories.
  • Assign
    topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage
  • Read,
    evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for use and
    confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization.
  • Monitor
    news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such
    as press releases, telephone contacts, radio and other reporters.
  • Meet
    frequently with managers, marketing people, and production managers to
    discuss projects and resolve problems.
  • Supervise
    and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  • Select
    local, state, national, and international news items received from wire
    services, based on assessment of items’ significance and interest value.
    Interview writers and reporters or negotiate contracts, royalties, and
    payments for authors or freelancers.
  • Direct
    the policies and departments of News, and other publishing establishments.
  • Arrange
    for copyright permissions.
  • Read
    material to determine index items and arrange them alphabetically or
    topically, indicating page or chapter location.
  • Write
    editorials, give presentations, or undertake such additional tasks as may
    be requested by the Station Manager or the Managing Director which are
    conducive to marketing the local Karamojong community and promoting local
    events. 
  • Work
    with the local leaders and other members of communities to ensure that all
    communities’ events receive coverage in the region. 
  • Update
    the NENAH FM News webpage, adding new articles and images on at least a
    daily and weekly basis. 
  • Report
    on events in the community; take photographs and write up articles
    (including for submission with the Deep Voice).
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
 
  • English Language — Knowledge of the
    structure and content of the English language including the meaning and
    spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of
    media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
    This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral,
    and visual media.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge
    of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
    This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for
    services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws,
    legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations,
    executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of
    computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge
    of business and management principles involved in strategic planning,
    resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique,
    production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
How to Apply:
Send your, resume and cover letter to: Managing Director Mr. Abu Martine Louis
email to: abu@nenahfm.com 
Deadline: 17th August, 2013 or Hand deliver to FAMI HSE, 3rd Floor, Rm 58,
Opposite NIC Building, Kampala or at the Radio Station in Moroto
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