Fresh Graduate Jobs – Staff Writer Interns – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Staff Writer Intern (Fresh
Graduate Jobs)

Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)

Duty Station: Mukono,

Reports to: Standard

About UCU:

Uganda Christian
University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was
promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained
clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local
chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.
International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The
Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the
College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s,
the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the
higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well.
Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Job Summary: The Staff Writer Intern will be part of the team that will write news
stories, features and take photographs on events about or affecting the
university and the community. He or she will also sift through views and
opinions of the members of the community and write about them for the purpose
of informing the rest of the community about the change in the thinking of the
community towards issues of common concern. The successful applicant will, in
addition, be given professional hands on training in the modern journalistic

 Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

gathering of UCU community events and its neighbourhood.

stories, news and editing.

newspaper pages for The Standard.

of events covered.

other official duties assigned by The Standard Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

The ideal
candidate must be a fresh graduate with a degree in Mass Communication,
preferably Print major (Must have graduated not earlier than 2015).

Must be
conversant with modern editing software including Quark Xpress and InDesign and
have the ability to design pages for the newspaper.

have good writing skills, a desire to look for stories and deliver them in a
timely manner.

have strong photography skills.

Must be
able to work under minimum supervision for long hours, weekends inclusive.

committed Christian who is honest and trustworthy.

How to Apply:

All qualified
candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly
demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vita and two
(Academic, Leadership, Pastoral) references. Please attach copies of academic and
professional certificates and transcripts on each application. Send to:

The Manager, Human
Resource & Administration,

Uganda Christian

Pilkington Building,

P.O. Box 4, Mukono,

Deadline: 17th May 2019 by 5:00 pm

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