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Senior Business Writer Kampala

Posted by The New Vision Private Central
  • Company: The New Vision
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Bachelor
  • Category: Marketing - Advertising - PR
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Over 100.000 / month (USh)
Job Summary: The incumbent will write compelling and enterprise business, finance and economic stories in an innovative and professional manner and to contribute to the strategic direction of the Business section so as to grow the newspaper and advance society.Key Duties and Responsibilities: Generate and write compelling and enterprise business, economic and finance stories that grow the section and the newspaper as a wholeCome up with innovative business ideas that translate into stories and advertising revenueReview relevant print and online newspapers of the day, both local and international, as well as online blogs and social media generally, to get untold stories for New Vision and its sister news platforms.Brief the editor on what important stories and ideas are in the pipelineCoach, train and mentor junior writers on the business desk and elsewhere in the  newsroom to meet the New Vision standards as part of succession planningConduct routine research to build accurate, balanced, multi-sourced, factual, informative and follow-up stories that are interesting, credible and relevantWrite in-depth contextualized and agenda-setting analysis, investigations and exposes and track trends so that the newspaper becomes the first choice for decision-makersUndertake special projects to enrich the products and give them an angle beyond   the obviousSubmit ready-to-print stories in time, i.e., meet deadlinesFile copy online, on social media as well as on radio and TV  as provided in the targets, that is, contribute copy to Vision Group multi-platforms in the spirit of integrationTake pictures or alert the editor to provide a photographer to ensure relevant photos or graphics are available to strengthen copyOffer leadership, managerial and strategic support to the team and stand in for the editor whenever necessary.Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The Senior Business Writer should possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University preferably in Mass Communication.At least three to five years’ experience in journalism.Firm grasp and understanding of national and regional issues and the ability to analyse socio-economic trends.The candidate should be highly self-motivatedPossess the ability to interact seamlessly with people of different social standing.Proven ability to do business storiesAbility to build a network of sourcesMust be able to work under tight deadlinesOutstanding interpersonal and communication skillsHave an excellent command of the English language and a compelling story-telling style.Deadline: 15th August 2014
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