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Saturday, September 1, 2018

2 Retained Correspondent Jobs at Nation Media - Career Opportunity in Ugand

Vacancy title:
2 Retained Correspondents 

Jobs at:
Nation Media 

Deadline of this Job:
7th September 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 31 August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
Job Title: RETAINED CORRESPONDENTS - the East African
Reports to: Bureau Chief -Kampala
Department: EDITORIAL

Job Purpose:
To cover events, write and submit factual and balanced stories in the assigned beat / title for publication within set deadlines

Main Responsibilities:
  • Develops reports and writes news and feature stories for the beat he/she is assigned to in finished form, so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed.
  • Takes notes on location, carries out interviews, checks facts and tape records as the case may be; writes news or features on own initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of Bureau Chief Kampala.
  • The material so written must reflect a thorough understanding of the Nation's style of journalism as defined in the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the journalistic code of ethical journalism.
  • Researches and provides background information to make copy complete.
  • Briefs Bureau Chief on stories gathered and writes the selected ones within set deadlines.
  • Follows news leads and maintains close contacts with news sources.
  • Continually builds his/her contacts list and demonstrates its value with consistent exclusive reports or information.
  • Responds promptly to news breaks. is primarily but not solely responsible for the correctness of facts, content and style of his/her news materials.
  • Closely co-operates with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers.
  • Performs both independently and under supervision in accordance with general principles and directives
  • Academic: University Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an accredited institution
  • Professional: Diploma in Journalism
  • Experience: 1 to 2 years daily newsroom experience, with emphasis on writing and/or reporting
Core Competencies
  • Passion for writing coupled with a keen news sense
  • Possesses broad knowledge of local and regional issues and/or depth of knowledge in beat specialty.
  • Ability to work accurately and under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Computer literate
  • Must have a good eye for detail
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills
  • Must be able to deal effectively with simultaneous tasks.
Job application procedure
If you believe that you are our ideal candidate. Please submit your applications, detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 7th September 2018 to: The Head of Human Resource The East African. P.0.Box 6100. Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send an small to Please Note that only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted