The New Vision Radio Jobs – Station Manager – Arua One

Organisation: The New
Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
Duty Station: Arua,
Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Radio
About New Vision:
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 Radio
Station Manager will oversee the station’s programming and administrative
operations and ensure smooth daily operation with an aim of growing revenues
and managing costs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    jobholder will ensure overall technical quality control of content and its
    presentation, in line with the editorial policy.
  • Make
    sure that the station’s programming and audiences are of commercial
    relevance in order to grow the station’s revenue.
  • Oversee
    and supervise the performance of the presenters and other staff in order
    to ensure that they are performing to the set standards.
  • Manage
    the station’s budget and coordinating this with Head of Radios both for
    office and for external projects e.g. promotions in order to keep check
    between revenue and expenditure.
  • Attend
    and organize the weekly station meeting in order to brain storm on ideas
    and pass on any decision information from management and get feedback from
    the team.
  • Responsible
    for managing the general administration of the office e.g. signing of
    vouchers, leave management, casual staff and ensuring work tools are
    available.
  • Manage/coordinate
    voice testing of anticipating presenters in order to look out for new and
    exciting people and building a database of talent.
  • Manage
    the promotions for the station attending meetings with sponsors and the
    marketing team in order to attract and retain audiences to the station.
  • Conduct
    meetings for the prime time shows to ensure consistent appeal to the
    audience.
  • Compile
    and submit periodic reports to management detailing station’s activities
    and performance to aid decision making.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a good university degree in Mass
    Communication preferably specializing in Radio Broadcasting or BA Business
    Administration or any related course from a recognized university.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in radio programming
  • Detailed
    working Knowledge of the Rules & Regulations governing the
    communications and broadcasting industry (i.e. Uganda Communications
    Commission & Uganda Broadcasting Commission).
  • The
    ideal candidate must have a good track record as an administrator, staff
    developer, & must be computer literate.
  • The
    applicant must also be versatile in the various fields of Radio production
    and programming.
  • Ability
    to work for long hours under tight deadlines.
  • Highly
    creative and able to work in a highly competitive environment.
  • Must
    speak Lugbara, Kakwa, Swahili and English.
  • Possess
    the ability to translate written material into radio programme. e.g. DJ
    scripts, promotional scripts,
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 or deliver to their front desk at the main
reception.
Deadline: 7th November 2014

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