No Experience Fresh Graduate Staff Writer Intern Jobs – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Standard
Supervisor
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker
Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker
Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from
1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to
operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s
missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and
others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.
By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on
society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other
professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary: The Staff
Writer Intern will be part of the team that will write news stories, features
and take photographs of events about or affecting the university and the
community. He or she will also sift through views and opinions of the members
of the community and write about them for the purpose of informing the rest of
the community about the change in the thinking of the community towards issues
of common concern. The successful applicant will, in addition, be given
professional hands on training in the modern journalistic practice.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
·        
The Intern will be establishing news sources in
the UCU community for effective journalism practice.
·        
Conduct interviews and coverage of events in the
UCU community and its neighborhood.
·        
Writing stories, articles and developing areas
of news coverage.
·        
In charge of designing newspaper pages for The
Standard.
·        
Perform any other official duties assigned by
The Standard Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate for the UCU Staff Writer
Intern job opportunity must be a recent degree in Mass Communication,
preferably Print major (Must have graduated not earlier than 2012).
·        
Must be competent in the use of In Design and
have the ability to design pages for the newspaper.
·        
Possess good writing skills, a desire to look
for stories and deliver them in a timely manner.
·        
Strong photojournalism skills.
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Must be able to work under minimum supervision
for long hours, weekends inclusive.
·        
A committed Christian who is honest and
trustworthy.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application
letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vita and two (Academic, Leadership, Pastoral) references. Please attach copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts on each application. Send to:
The Manager, Human Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda


Deadline: 19th  January 2018 by 5:00 pm
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