Writer, Magazines Jobs – Vision Group

Job Title:      Writer, Magazines
Organisation: Vision
Group
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Editor,
Bride & Groom Magazine
About US:
The Vision Group incorporated
as the New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited (NVPPCL), started
business in March 1986. It is a multimedia business housing newspaper,
magazines, internet publishing, television, radio broadcasting, commercial
printing, advertising and distribution services. NVPPCL is listed on the Uganda
Stock Exchange, with an expected turnover of over UGX 60 billion (FY
2010/2011).
Job Summary: The Writer,
Magazines will mainly generate compelling content that drives Magazine sales
and advertising revenue.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • File
    compelling content for Magazines and English papers following the
    editorial policy to ensure quality products that will drive readership.
  • Coach
    and train writers/interns in order to build skills and conform to New
    Vision standards.
  • Participate
    in magazine promotional activities in order to generate content and build
    database of sources.
  • Attend
    and participate in Magazine product meetings to support content development.
  • Support
    the sales team in order to generate revenue through; client visits,
    writing advertorials and developing content that targets specific
    advertisers.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a degree in Literature or Mass Communication/Journalism
    with a bias in print journalism.
  • Member
    of the Uganda Journalist Association.
  • Three
    years’ experience as a features/lifestyle writer in a competitive media
    house – an added advantage.
  • One
    year of experience as a magazine writer in a competitive media house.
  • Two
    years’ experience as a news reporter in a competitive media house – an
    added advantage.
  • Excellent
    writing skills.
  • Vast
    knowledge in local and foreign trends.
  • Proficient
    in the use of Microsoft packages; MS Office, Adobe Photoshop.
  • In-depth
    understanding of journalism ethics.
  • Proficient
    in the English language both written and spoken.
  • Have
    a wide and strong network of sources, contacts and partners.
  • High
    Integrity
  • Good
    communication (oral & written) skills.
  • Good
    organizational and planning skills.
  • Results
    oriented.
  • Creative
    and innovative thinking.
  • Quick
    decision making and judgment.
  • Work
    under minimum supervision.
How to Apply:
All those reeling to work in
Uganda’s leading media house, The New Vision, should send applications to:
Chief Human Resources Officer, The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company
Ltd. P.O. Box 9815, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 23rd February 2018
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