Kampala Bureau Chief Employment Opportunity – Nation Media Group (NMG)

Job Title:      Kampala Bureau Chief
Organization: Nation Media Group (NMG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Editor, Kampala Bureau
Job Ref: HR-12-2015

About US:
Nation Media Group (NMG) is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. 

Job Summary:  The Kampala Bureau Chief will be responsible for the newspaper’s news editor for Uganda and effectively manage content generation for the newspaper and its digital platforms.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Responsible for overseeing the quality and quantity of editorial content from Uganda
·         In charge of assessing political, social and economic climate in Uganda, while anticipating likely developments for coverage;
·         Briefing reporters and advising them to write and deliver stories within the set daily deadline
·         Keen review of written stories to ensure they meet editorial objectives, house style and journalistic ethics;
·         In charge of monitoring, guiding and mentoring reporters and recommending areas for career growth.
·         Works closely with the Managing Editor and Chief Sub so as to choose the main stories of the day/week for writes or re-writes;
·         Guiding reporters, monitoring their productivity and general content and appraising their performance;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a University degree in Journalism or a Bachelors’ degree in relevant field with a Postgraduate diploma in Journalism;
·         At least five years’ experience as an Editor or seven years’ experience as a reporter;
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of local, regional and global political, economic and development issues
·         Competence in legal, ethical and operational sensitivities relating to journalism;
·         Mastery of English language
·         Excellent organisational skills;
·         Good management, interpersonal and analytical skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications, detailed CVs and academic documents with a daytime telephone number via E-mail only to: The Head of Human Resource, Monitor Publications Ltd. P.O. Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda, resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com

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

Deadline: 31st December 2015

For more of the latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *