No Experience Staff Writer Intern Job Opportunities – 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:  
  • Establishing news sources in the UCU
    community for effective journalism practice.
  • Carry out interviews and coverage of
    events in the UCU community and its neighborhood.
  • Tasked with writing stories, articles and
    developing areas of news coverage.
  • Designing newspaper pages for The
    Standard.
  • Undertaking photojournalism of the events
    in the UCU community and its neighborhood.
  • 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 2013).
  • 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.
  • 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: 22nd March 2018 by 5:00 pm
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