News Anchor Job Opportunities - Monitor Publications Limited

Job Title:     News Anchor
Organization: Monitor Publications Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Broadcast Editor

About US:
Monitor Publications Limited, 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 News Anchor will link the audience with newsmakers in order for KFM to gain and increase its credibility and grow the audience by writing stories and presenting news bulletins in a captivating manner.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Takes instructions and briefs from the News Editor on stories to be covered and aired
·         Plays the roles of News Reporter and Producer
·         Edits/translates stories to ensure that they conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
·         Rehearses the bulletins to ensure proper pronunciations of words and names of people and places
·         Presents news bulletins, commentaries and prepares and conducts live and or recorded interviews of guests and reporters
·         Touches base with newsmakers, aggrieved parties, opinion leaders to give them an opportunity to be heard
·         Researches on various topical issues before conducting news interviews
·         And any other duties assigned by management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The News Anchor should hold a Diploma/ Bachelor of degree in Journalism/ Mass Communication from an accredited University
·         Any Professional Postgraduate Diploma would be an added advantage
·         A minimum of two to three years’ experience in Media
·         Previous experience in a media related industry will be required.
·         Keep abreast with Current affairs for both local and global happenings
·         Very strong mastery of the English language
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Ability to hold effective interviews
·         High standard of Integrity
·         Ability to follow through issues to closure
·         Planning and Organization skills
·         Initiative,
·         Eloquent

How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably qualified and interested are encouraged to send their applications, detailed CVs and copies of academic documents with a daytime telephone number to:

The Head of Human Resource, Monitor Publications Ltd.,
P.O. Box 12141,
Kampala, Uganda.

Or via E-mail to:

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 24th November 2017

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