Nation Media Retained Reporter Jobs in Uganda

Nation Media Retained Reporter Jobs in Uganda


  • 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.

  • We are looking for a qualified and experienced results oriented professional to fill the following vacancy.

    Job Purpose

  • To cover events, write and submit factual and balanced stories, news analysis and do investigative reporting in the assigned beat / title for publication within set deadlines.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Develops 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 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.

  • Researches and provides background information to make copy complete.

  • Briefs the editor 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.

  • Responds promptly to breaking news.

  • Is primarily responsible for the 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.

  • Achieves agreed targets:

  • Deadlines control - Zero tolerance

  • Customer Service: Maximum 24 hour turn around for resolution of complaints

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Academic University Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an accredited institution

  • Professional Diploma in Journalism • Experience: 1 to 2 years daily newsroom experience. with emphasis on writing and/or reporting

    Core Competencies

  • Passion for writing coupled with a keen news sense

  • 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 literate

  • Must have a good eye for detail

  • Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.

  • Must be able to deal effectively with simultaneous tasks

    How to Apply

  • If you believe that you are our ideal candidate, please submit your application, detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 10th January 2020 to:

  • resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com

  • Please Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted


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