Wire Editor

  Pajhwok Afghan News
  Afghanistan Unspecified 499
Date Posted:Oct 28, 2010
Reference:PAN 0186
Closing Date:Nov 9, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Media
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
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:

the Wire Editor is responsible for reading, filtering, reporting on and occasionally rewriting for Pajhwok publication stories about Afghanistan are appearing in the international media.
· Go through all Afghanistan-related stories published by foreign media and pick up the hot topics
· Seek a local angle to cover the stories, draw a coverage plan for every single story
· Update reporters and editors about the stories
· Conduct online research for reporters and editors upon request
· Translate English press releases and make Dari and Pashto stories
· Provide story ideas in the editors' morning meeting
· Contact government departments, embassies, NGOs for interview and information
· Produce about 5 stories a day -- most of the in the morning
· Alert the newsroom from breaking news and follow up the stories

Duties & Responsibilities:

the Wire Editor is responsible for reading, filtering, reporting on and occasionally rewriting for Pajhwok publication stories about Afghanistan are appearing in the international media.
· Go through all Afghanistan-related stories published by foreign media and pick up the hot topics
· Seek a local angle to cover the stories, draw a coverage plan for every single story
· Update reporters and editors about the stories
· Conduct online research for reporters and editors upon request
· Translate English press releases and make Dari and Pashto stories
· Provide story ideas in the editors' morning meeting
· Contact government departments, embassies, NGOs for interview and information
· Produce about 5 stories a day -- most of the in the morning
· Alert the newsroom from breaking news and follow up the stories

Job Requirement:

Journalism faculty graduate
Fluent in English, Dari and Pashto
Desired experience:
Working experience with foreign media organisations

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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