Fresher News Reporter Jobs – Nation Media Group (NMG)

Job Title:   News Reporter (Fresher Jobs)   

Organisation: Nation Media Group (NMG)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of News Gathering News


About US:

Nation Media Group (NMG) is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Nation Media Group (NMG) owns The EastAfrican Publication which is a regional newspaper.


Job Summary:  The News Reporter will mainly interpret and communicate news and public affairs in the most in-depth and insightful manner. Link the audience with news makers so as to gain and increase credibility of the station and widen its viewership base.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take instructions and briefs from the Head of News Gathering and News Producers on stories to be covered.
  • Ensures that the equipment are readily available in working order
  • Assess the situation on location to determine the required pictures and sound bites and captures the images or directs a cameraman to do so.
  • Analyses and broadcasts news received from various
  • Present news on air in an eloquent, clear and concise manner. • Ensure that your conduct does not put the organization in dispute.
  • Telecasting live bulletins and giving interviews from remote locations.
  • Previews the material, takes time codes, writes a script to go with the pictures and gets the scripts edited.
  • Investigate breaking news developments, such as unique phenomena, disasters, crimes or stories of human interest.
  • Research and analyze background information related to stories to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gather incisive and in-depth information through research, interviews and crucial news sources or leads.
  • Research and report on specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology, politics, foreign affairs, sports, arts, consumer affairs, business, religion, crime or education.
  • Develop ideas or material for features or commentaries by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues or personal experiences.
  • Send daily briefs and updates of news (Text & photo or Rich media) as it happens to the Online Editor to achieve the Digital/Mobile 1st Objective.
  • Apply NMG Editorial and social media policies whenever posting any content on personal or company digital assets.
  • Attend to viewers’ complaints, views and reactions and take appropriate action.
  • Undertake any other projects as assigned by the Head of News NMGU.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Academic: University Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an accredited institution. Professional: Diploma in Journalism
  • Experience: At least one to two years of experience in the media industry with proven ability to conceptualize, edit and execute television stories and an excellent command of the British English Language.
  • Passion for writing coupled with a keen news sense
  • Possesses broad knowledge of local and regional issues and/or depth knowledge in beat specialty.
  • Ability to work accurately & under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Computer Literate
  • Must have a good eye for detail
  • Must be able to deal effectively with simultaneous tasks
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate a unique skills set in managing digital media television production workflow systems.


How to Apply:

If you believe that you are our ideal candidate, please submit your application, detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number, quoting the position you have applied for in the subject line to the Head of Human Resource, Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited, Kampala Serena Conference Center at


NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 15th July 2023


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