YOUTH COORDINATOR JOURNALIST

Minimum Requirements: 

Diploma or degree in Journalism, Languages or Media Studies
Experience writing for a mainstream newspaper or magazine
At least 3 years’ experience
Good general knowledge
Knowledge of particular target market of the publication
Knowledge of topical issues and current affairs
Proficient in relevant computer software packages and application
Passion for media, knowledge of current affairs
Established network of contacts
Valid driver’s license
Successful applicant must be willing to undergo five months training in Windhoek

Key Performance Areas: 

Lead and manage the editorial teams of the respective 52 participating schools and liaise with management
Meet with editorial teams on a regular basis to ensure quality of content and deadlines for print and online are. The Central, Erongo and Northern school newspapers amounts to the following editions: 32 (Central) + 16 (Erongo) + 8 (North) = 56 editions for 2017.
Coordinate and execute the page layout of the weekly school newspapers
Editorial teams come to NMH offices on a weekly basis to do the layout of their newspapers. However, these pages still have to be corrected and ‘cleaned’ before it can be sent to the printers.
Supervise and conduct annual and continuous training with the editorial teams of participating editorial teams.
Lead and manage editorial planning of My Zone pages in respective publications - My Zone has weekly user generated content in Republikein, WE, Erongo and Namibian Sun. The content for these pages have to be sourced, coordinated and edited before publication.
Coordinate news gathering to produce a comprehensive news diary for My Zone pages as well as The Zone in Namibian Sun.
Manage and actively train interns from Republikein, Namibian Sun and Allgemeine Zeitung as well as brief and debrief them and assign youth related stories and monitor progress.
Identify and develop news articles and news themes for online and print publication and multimedia products for My Zone.
Coordinate and execute the production of The Expo Times and other special youth related products during the year.

Skills: 

Able to write fluently in the languages required by the publication
Creativity
Able to work under extreme pressure and to strict deadlines
Good time management and the ability to multi-task effectively and follow through
Sound news judgment
Detail orientation
Good people skills
Quality orientation
Good decision making abilities
Persistence/results orientation
Questioning and listening skills
The ability to work independently
Resilient
Initiative

Closing date for applications: 
20 February 2018
Interviews will take place: 
23 February 2018
NB: 
Interested candidates who qualify for the above position can forward their CV with certified copies of qualifications and relevant documentation to: The Human Resources Department E-mail: vacancies@nmh.com.na Please write “Youth Coordinator Journalist -Paterson Grade: C5” in the subject line Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No documents will be returned.