05 June 2017

Multimedia Editor Job Careers - Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)



Job Title:     Multimedia Editor
Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Editor – Content Generation

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 Multimedia Editor will primarily create pictures/videos for the news and features sections of The Monitor Publications print, broadcast and online platforms and the company’s picture/video archives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Prepares desk diary for multimedia graphics assignments.
  • The jobholder also receives briefing from Managing Editor – Content generation
  • Checks working tools i.e. camera batteries and notebooks
  • Goes on assignments with other reporters and takes newsworthy and creative photographs and videos.
  • Processes/reviews photos and videos for publication in print and uploading online
  • Writes captions for the selected pictures within set deadlines, is responsible for the accuracy and content of captions.
  • The incumbent edits videos into format that can be used on our online platforms
  • Provides advance photographs/videos at editors’ requests
  • Creates advance portraits of individuals and photographs on various issues for the department’s archives based on editors’ requests.
  • Downloads all the day’s pictures/videos for transmission to the Design and Online editors
  • Protects pictures/videos from leakage.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the MPL Multimedia Editor career placement should hold a University Degree in Industrial Fine Art or related field from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of three to five years of related experience in the media industry
  • Extensive knowledge of the programs for photography and demonstrable experience of practicing them within the bounds of corporate identity
  • A creative thinker with good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Enthusiasm for photography and well informed of current trends and issues
  • Ability to lead the creative process
  • Ability to articulate creative ideas, both verbally, visually and in writing
  • Creative approach to briefs, while working within corporate guidelines if appropriate
  • Excellent eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to track, review and manage team performance effectively
  • Deadline-oriented with strong 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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