Online Editor Career Jobs – NTV Uganda

Job Title:    Online Editor
Organisation: NTV Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About NTV Uganda:
Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited owns and operates NTV the number one TV
station in Uganda.  We are a subsidiary
of the Nation Media Group, which is East & Central Africa’s largest
multi-media group.
Job Summary: The Online
Editor oversees the compilation and editing of relevant and appropriate
breaking news and other content from NTVU’s news products, repackaging it where
necessary for the digital platforms.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with checking and correcting
    selected editorial copy, headlines and captions for facts, accuracy,
    taste, house-style, language use, clarity, balance to conform to Editorial
    policy.
  • Coordinate NTV’s journalism on social
    media. This may include a combination of content drawn from newspapers,
    websites or audience and require a promotion of stories that pose debate
  • Keenly track comments about NTVU’s
    journalism on blogs, websites, and social media, for trends, ideas and
    issues of importance, and to translate these into stories and draw
    insights to guide Producers
  • Drive social media engagement including
    responding to public comments if necessary, in consultation the relevant
    departmental heads and editorial team
  • Work in liaison with the Webmaster to
    compress and upload content (video and audio) to the respective active
    channels.
  • Monitor trends in social media tools and
    applications, and appropriately apply that knowledge to increase the use
    of social media at NTV Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Online Editor
    job placement must hold a basic University degree
  • At least three years of online editing
    experience in a real time news environment.
  • Extremely fast, accurate, resourceful and
    composed to cope with a relentless copy flow
  • Extensive general knowledge for spotting
    factual errors as well as good critical thinking skills in order to
    recognize inconsistencies or vagaries
  • Familiarity with a range of online
    environments, such as blogs and social networks
  • Deep understanding of news content
    planning and editorial strategies; ability to execute plans and strategies
    through others and on your own
  • Good knowledge of current affairs and a
    strong news awareness
  • Ability to work long and odd hours under
    tight deadlines and to think fast and give clear directions in a fast
    paced environment
  • Have a keen eye for detail, thoroughness
    and be meticulous
How to Apply:
If any of these vacancies suits your experience and career obligations,
then feel free to send your Capability Statement (2 pages max) together with
your updated CV to the under signed;
Human Resources Manager,
Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited – NTV Uganda,
Kampala Serena Conference Center,
Kampala. Uganda.
E-mail your applications to: ntvhr@ntv.co.ug
Deadline: 31st July
2017
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