New Vision Jobs – NIE Manager – (Newspapers in Education)

Organisation: The New
Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Features
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
2010/2011).
Job Summary:  The NIE Manager- (Newspapers in Education)
will popularize newspapers and grow their demand and appreciation among school
children as a means to grow and guarantee newspaper audiences / market and
start a culture of sales by subscription in schools and other sectors generally.
This will be achieved through well planned school activities that will include,
among others, demonstrations on the use of Newspapers in Education in schools
and to potential donors/partners and other stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Edit
    the NIE pullout for the newspaper and other media platforms and develop
    creative concepts / projects to keep the programme fresh and growing
  • Responsible
    for NIE demonstrations in schools and for any other stakeholders in order
    to persuade them to use newspapers as a teaching aid / tool.
  • Grow
    school subscription copies of the New Vision / regional newspapers by
    encouraging all visited schools to buy a newspaper for each class thereby
    increase newspaper copy sales.
  • Increase
    the presence of Vision print products in schools and raise brand awareness
    of the products among teachers, parents and students.
  • Mentor
    and train teachers to use the newspaper in developing schemes of work and
    lesson plans in order to facilitate the learning process.
  • Identify
    NIE sponsors and support the advertising team to generate NIE-based
    revenue
  • Actively
    co-ordinate schools’ NIE clubs, mobilize content from them for the
    pull-out and other NIE publications.
  • Works
    closely with newspaper and broadcast editors for coverage of NIE activities
    to create public awareness of the programme.
  • Generate
    NIE story ideas and follow-ups to ensure NIE activities are covered in all
    New Vision platforms.
  • Develop
    contacts with educational institutions, local government, education
    ministry, the private sector, the donor community, NGOs and other
    stakeholders to generate ideas and funding for the projects.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold an honors degree from a recognized university
    preferably in Education/Mass Communication. Applicants with Media /
    Journalism training and practice have an added advantage
  • Computer
    proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Possess
    the ability to conceptualize, design, and sell NiE projects and proposals
  • Ability
    to communicate and interact with a wide range of stakeholders such as
    school children, teachers, parents, policy makers, sponsors, journalists,
    etc.
  • Computer
    literacy skills especially in Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Mature,
    energetic and self-driven individual
  • Working
    knowledge and / or experience in marketing and sales, or willingness and
    ability to learn these skills, is a bonus
  • Possess
    the ability to write news articles, features, reports and proposals
  • Ability
    to teach / train adults and children alike, and to learn as well.
  • High
    degree of creativity and innovativeness is essential.
Age: Between 28 and 40
years.
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: 27th February 2015

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