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Job Title:     Staff Writer Intern – UCU Uganda Jobs

Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda

Reports to: Standard Supervisor

About UCU:

UCU Uganda Jobs: 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 higher education – not only of the clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Job Summary: 

The successful applicant will be part of the team that will write news stories, features and take photographs on 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 methods.

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 neighbourhood.
  • Writing stories, articles and developing areas of news coverage.
  • In charge of designing newspaper pages for The Standard.
  • Photography of events covered.
  • Perform any other official duties assigned by The Standard Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • A recent degree in Mass Communication, preferably Print major (Must have graduated not earlier than 2015).
  • Must be conversant with modern editing software including Quark Xpress and InDesign and have the ability to design pages for the newspaper.
  • Must have good writing skills, a desire to look for stories and deliver them in a timely manner.
  • Must have strong photography skills.
  • Must be able to work under minimum supervision for long hours, weekends inclusive.
  • A committed Christian who is honest and trustworthy.

Prefered Skills

  1. News gathering of UCU community events and its neighbourhood.
  2. Writing stories, news and editing.
  3. Designing newspaper pages for The Standard.
  4. Photography of events covered.
  5. Any other official duties assigned by The Standard Supervisor.

Application method:

  1. Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references
  2. Two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
  3.   For online applications please click: https://alpha.ucu.ac.ug/mis/jobs.

To:

The Director, Human Resource & Administration

Uganda Christian University

Pilkington Building

Po Box 4, Mukono

Deadline: Thursday, 24th July 2019, 5:00pm.c

UCU Uganda Jobs – Graduate Staff Writer Intern

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