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ONLINE EDITOR (1)

Expiry Date: 
Monday, 31 July 2017
Vacancy Details: 

 

Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited, a subsidiary of the Nation Media Group seeks to recruit a talented and qualified individual to fill the vacancy below.We are looking for an individual with the ability to develop and build a game plan that will drive business strategy; and deliver an enriching and exciting TV experience.If you value innovation and integrity and would like to join a young vibrant community within a large regional group then consider NTV Uganda.

Job Role:

The Online Editor oversees the compilation and editing of relevant and appropriate breaking news and other content from NTVU’s news products, repackaging it where necessary for the digital platforms.

Key responsibilities:

 

  • Checking and correcting selected editorial copy, headlines and captions for facts, accuracy, taste, house-style, language use, clarity, balance to conform to Editorial policy.

 

  • Coordinate NTV’s journalism on social media. This may include a combination of content drawn from newspapers, websites or audience and require a promotion of stories that pose debate

 

  • Track comments about NTVU’s journalism on blogs, websites, and social media, for trends, ideas and issues of importance, and to translate these into stories and draw insights to guide Producers

 

  • Drive social media engagement including responding to public comments if necessary, in consultation the relevant departmental heads and editorial team

 

  • Work in collaboration with the Webmaster to compress and upload content (video and audio) to the respective active channels.

 

  • Monitor trends in social media tools and applications, and appropriately apply that knowledge to increase the use of social media at NTV Uganda.

Required Abilities & Competences:

  • A basic University degree

 

  • Extremely fast, accurate, resourceful and composed to cope with a relentless copy flow

 

  • Broad general knowledge for spotting factual errors as well as good critical thinking skills in order to recognize inconsistencies or vagaries

 

  • Familiarity with a range of online environments, such as blogs and social networks

 

  • 3 years online editing experience in a real time news environment.

 

  • Deep understanding of news content planning and editorial strategies; ability to execute plans and strategies through others and on your own

 

  • Good knowledge of current affairs and a strong news awareness

 

  • Ability to work long and odd hours under tight deadlines and to think fast and give clear directions in a fast paced environment

 

  • Have a keen eye for detail, thoroughness and be meticulous

Applications can be delivered to the address below or sent via email to ntvhr@ntv.co.ug

 

Human Resources Manager,

Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited – NTV Uganda,

Kampala Serena Conference Center,

KAMPALA