Entry Level Journalism Careers – Reporter Newspapers at New Vision

Organisation: The New
Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: News Editor
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
Job Summary: The New
Vision Reporter Newspapers will generate tips, story ideas, build and manage
sources, and to gather and report news in a compelling and professional manner
that connects with audiences, drives newspaper sales and advertising revenue
and enhances society.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build
    a rich list of news sources and generate scoops.
  • File
    compelling and professional ready-to-print copy, primarily for New Vision
    daily, but also for online, radio and TV in an integrated manner.
  • Write
    features, special and investigative reports and analyses.
  • Apply
    creativity, innovation and high sense of news for unique story ideas that
    further strengthen Vision Group’s market leadership.
  • Attend
    the daily editorial planning meetings to review the day’s paper, share
    news tips and generate news ideas.
  • Ensure
    assignments are executed promptly and articles submitted in time in
    Standard English (UK).
  • Engage
    and work together with editors and subeditors to get feedback on the
    available space and story quality and improvement where necessary.
  • Actively
    participate and contribute to the formulation and implementation of New
    Vision editorial strategy to ensure audience and revenue growth and the
    advancement of society.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
    preferably in Mass Communication.
  • Two
    or more years’ experience as a journalist.
  • Proficiency
    in written and spoken English.
  • Computer
    literacy skills especially in Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Possess
    the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability
    to work across multi-media platforms.
  • Good
    network with news sources.
  • Quick
    and innovative, with an eye for news.
  • Aggressive,
    outgoing and social person.
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
Deadline: 27th February 2015
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