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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