6 No Experience Upcountry Stringer Jobs – Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Organisation: Monitor
Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Mubende,
Busia, Kisoro, Bugiri, Tororo and Kiryandongo, Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Editor/Bureau Chief
About Us:
Monitor Publications Limited (MPL), 
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 Upcountry
Stringer will cover events, write and submit factual and balanced stories in
the assigned beat/title for publication within set deadlines.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Prepares reports and writes news for the
assigned title/ beat 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 on own
initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of the news editor.
·        
Ensures that the material written reflects a
thorough understanding of the MPL’s style of journalism as defined in the
editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the
journalistic code of ethical journalism.
·        
The incumbent researches and provides background
information to make copy complete,
·        
Briefs the regional editor/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
demonstrate its value with consistent exclusive reports or information.
·        
Regularly responds promptly to breaking news.
·        
Ensures 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.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants should hold Diplomas or its
equivalent from a recognised institution. A University Degree is an added advantage.
·        
Passion for writing coupled with a keen news
sense
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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 literacy skills
·        
Keen eye for detail
·        
Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation
skills.
·        
Must be able to deal effectively with
simultaneous tasks.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications, detailed CVs and academic documents with daytime telephone number
via E-mail to: resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com
NB: Please note that only
short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 11th November 2016

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