Journalism Careers – Head of News at Capital Radio

Job Title: Head of News
Organisation: Capital Radio
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Capital Radio Ltd. requires a self driven, dynamic and ambitious
individual for the position of Head of News. Capital Radio Ltd. owns two radio
stations, Capital FM and Beat FM in Uganda and has media interests elsewhere in
the region.
Job Summary: The Head of News
will be in responsible for the news teams for both Capital FM and Beat FM
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organising and supervising the news staff
    and freelance reporters for daily story coverage; assigning stories and
    deploying news staff / freelance reporters;
  • Selecting stories for inclusion in the
    news bulletins;
  • Compiling and editing news bulletins in
    compliance with the company parameters;
  • Managing the news team budget disbursing
  • Keeping a comprehensive, organized, up to
    date and secure library of news stories;
  • Develop and maintain regular and
    professional relationships with the stations contacts and sources of news
    stories, leads and information;
  • General administration of the newsroom
    including motivating, developing skills, mentoring and reviewing performance
    of the news team;
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time by management.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Mass Communication/Journalism and Broadcasting/Communication from a
    recognized institution majoring in Broadcast Journalism.
  • Three or more years experience at senior
    level in a commercial or public media company managing the news team.
  • Demonstrate practical experience in sound
    editorial judgment and control over news output with a wide range of
    editorial issues.
  • Knowledge of computer audio editing and
    studio software. 
  • Excellent writing and story-telling skills
    with ability to adapt for different audiences and plat-forms.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the radio
    market, programme styles and audience demographics.
  • Good understanding of media broadcast law,
    news ethics and industry regulations with broad experience of their
    application in radio and the practice of journalism.
  • Should be flexible, innovative and a team
    player with excellent communication, organization and interpersonal
Age: 25 – 40 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications
together with detailed CV and copies of education certificates plus contact
details of at least three referees are to be addressed to:
Head of Programming, Capital Radio Ltd. Plot 1A Cooper Road, Kololo,
P.O. Box 7638, Kampala, Uganda
Or Email to
Deadline: 22 August, 2013 before
5.00 pm.
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