Head of Radio – Monitor Publications Limited

Job Title:    Head of Radio
Organization: Monitor Publications Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director
About US:
Monitor Publications Limited,
a Nation Media Group Company is Uganda’s most influential media house,
operating The Daily Monitor, Saturday Monitor and Sunday Monitor newspapers,
93.3KFM, 90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.
Job Summary:   The Head of Radio will be in charge of
developing, implementing and coordinate a programming strategy for the Radio
Stations and achieve high audience ratings by growing them to “most preferred
stations” in Uganda so to maximise value from advertising revenue. The
incumbent will also develop, implement and continuously review the Radio sales
strategy that will grow Advertising revenue as well as market share through a
well-trained and highly motivated team
Key Duties and
  • Conveys
    a comprehensive programming strategy to enable the Radio stations to grow
    and become Market leaders
  • Offer
    leadership to staff to achieve the most cost effective accomplishment of
    news, entertainment, promotions and presentation aspects of MPL radio
    stations- KFM & Dembe FM, and to maintain a highly effective and
    motivated workforce  
  • Responsible
    for the P&L for the radio stations by nurturing viable relationships
    with our  business partners to
    translate into achievement of revenue goals/targets
  • Continually
    gather and assess relevant market intelligence from the trade to inform
    the quality of decisions.
  • The
    incumbent will forecast annual, quarterly and monthly revenue streams and
    sets performance goals for self and the team accordingly.
  • Directs
    research on the industry activities and utilizes the results to enhance
    the stations’ ratings
  • Stays
    abreast of the best industry practices, competition activities and trends
    that may affect programming and market share and comes up with plans to
    neutralize them
  • Determines
    on a continuing basis the manpower requirements of MPL stations, sources
    new and develops the existing talent through innovative radio personality training
  • Responsible
    for revenue growth of the radio stations by effectively manage the radio
    commercial team to sign off orders that run within the agreed company
    structures like credit period & discount levels.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Head of Radio career opportunity should hold a
    Bachelor of degree in a Business related field from an accredited
  • A
    Diploma in Mass Communication and an MBA would be an added advantage
  • A
    minimum of ten years’ media working experience with 2 years at senior
    management level High commercial/ business acumen with proven people
    management skills
  • Possess
    the ability to develop and communicate a clear strategy
How to Apply: 
All candidates who are
suitably qualified and interested are encouraged to send their applications,
detailed CVs and copies of academic documents with a daytime telephone number
The Head of Human Resource,
Monitor Publications Ltd.,
P.O. Box 12141,
Kampala, Uganda.
Or via E-mail to: resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com
NB: Only short listed candidates will be
Deadline: 3rd July 2015
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