English Service Coordinator/Sub-Editor

  Pajhwok Afghan News
  Afghanistan Unspecified 459
Date Posted:Feb 27, 2011
Closing Date:Mar 9, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Media
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Pajhwok Afghan News:


Pajhwok Afghan News (www.pajhwok.com) is the leading independent news agency registered with the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan. Pajhwok has a network of reporters nationwide larger than any other news agency in the country. Pajhwok provides comprehensive, reliable, timely and bias-free news about Afghanistan from an Afghan perspective. It distributes and publishes online daily reports and photographs as a service to newspapers, radios, and television news channels as well as individual and institutional subscribers. In the Seven years of its existence, Pajhwok has become Afghanistan most credible news and feature service-provider to national and international media outlets on a national and international level.

Job Summary:

Monitor English news sources
• Attend morning editor's meeting and offer stories to be generated in English
• Cooperate with photo department on assigning photos to stories
• Speak with editors and reporters for any additional information needed for English service audience
• Compile additional background needed for English audience
• Choose stories to be translated for English service

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Provide regular analysis on English service content to Pajhwok admin and international trainers
• Edit translated stories and write headlines
• Publish English stories or ensure that they are published
• Assist with managing reporters or editing stories in Dari as requested by newsroom
• Alert marketing to important news developments for English audience throughout the day
• Coordinate with English service head of the English Service on coverage for evening
• Point out and explain to translators any misspellings or mistranslations
• Assist in developing journalism skills for translators
• Participate in Virtual Newsroom discussions and ensure that feedback is noted by English Service staff
• Participate in other staff activities as requested

Job Requirement:

Bachelor degree in Journalism, master degree is an asset. Or other job relevant fields
2 years experience in public sector coordination and news coordination.
Excellent fluency in Dari or Pashto and English language
Political and analytical skills
Comprehensive experience in public sector or management of post conflict countries.
Experience on research
Experience of leading and motivating teams of people towards the achievement of agreed ends
Purposeful, energetic,, aware of the importance of details, efficient and considerate in the use of resources, reliable and able to act quickly
Willing and able to guide, support and encourage others in the performance of their duties
Willing to devote his out of duty time to join with other PAN appointees in developing professional skills

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