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Journalist (Dari and Pashto)

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Date Posted: Dec 30, 2021
Reference: N/A
Closing Date: Jan 6, 2022
Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1
Gender: Any
Functional Area: Journalism
Nationality: Afghan
Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Years of Experience: 2 Years
Contract Duration: 3 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type: Fixed-term
Probation Period: 3 months
Required Languages: Dari,Pashto,English

About Salam Afghanistan Media Organization (SAMO) : Founded:   Salam Watandar is a national radio service providing leading news, information and entertainment to a network of 53 Afghan-owned and operated radio stations across Afghanistan. Salam Watandar was established in 2003 by Internews, with support from USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives. Today, USAID’s Afghanistan Media Development and Empowerment Project (AMDEP) is helping Salam Watandar expand its role as an independent, non-profit Afghan media production and distribution service. With USAID support, Salam Watandar continues to reach over 10 million Afghans, connecting the voices and aspirations of listeners from both urban and rural areas. In addition, this support helps build the capacity of Salam Watandar to serve as a strategic hub for provincial partner stations by offering training, technical advice, and a share of advertising revenue to support sustainability. ActivitiesNews Coverage: Salam Watandar broadcasts a morning and evening news program covering national, provincial and district level stories through a network of partner radio stations.Programming: Salam Watandar produces innovative and popular programs, including programs specifically designed for women and youth.Training and Mentoring Media Professionals: To build the quality and sustainability of its partner network, Salam Watandar provides mentoring to local reporters and producers at partner stations.Fix It – Bridging the Divide between Government and Communities: Through the Fix It radio program, Salam Watandar acts as a bridge between civil society and government, demonstrating how local media can play a constructive role in assisting communities, holding the government accountable, and serving as a catalyst for change.Generation Hope: Generation Hope is a national phone-in program that provides an innovative platform for youth to share their opinions and aspirations with experts and other young people across Afghanistan.Access to Media: Through a team of stringers and partner stations, Salam Watandar, unlike other Afghan media networks, opens its airways to audiences, encouraging dialogue and debate among diverse audiences.AccomplishmentsDelivered capacity building and training for more than 180 producers, reporters, and studio operators from provincial radio stations across the country.Delivered daily, balanced, and accurate coverage of national news through a network of stringers and partner radio stations.Trained approximately 100 youth in journalism and radio production. Sponsored youth discussions on topics such as: the role of youth in the peace process, the rights and obligations of voters, unemployment, and the arts. Produced and distributed feature radio programs, such as Story of A Village, Fix It, Mirror of Women, and Generation Hope, which connected listeners from different areas.Engaged audiences through new media, including Salam Watandar’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

Job Summary:

A Journalist for political and social reports will produce research based and analytical reports using his/her relation with legal entities, research institutions, legal characters or individual persons about social issues, political problem and reforms and the hidden and obvious political and social practice and behaviors. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Typical work activities (political areas):

  • Should be resourceful (resources within the government and non-governmental organizations). Resourcefulness can help the success and extraordinary reporter from an ordinary one.
  • Should be well-read in history, especially of Afghanistan’s because only through historical reference to individuals and events of the past can an analysis be well documented.
  • Should be able to report on hot topics for radio and for the site.
  • Should possess a critical and inquisitive mind and be able to identify newsworthy topics early.
  • The analysis should carry the weight of investigation and statistics
  • Any official assignment from the organization in relation to his/her nature of work.

Typical work activities (social Area):

  • Should have working relations with Governmental and non-Governmental organizations. Many of the social issues and statistical information is captured by the reports published by these organizations.
  • Should have working relations with research and educational institutions. Many of the social issues and statistical information is captured by the reports published by these institutions.
  • Should be able to produce news reports for radio and social-analytical reports for the site.
  • Having investigative mind and ability to produce reports from the subjects that seems to be unimportant in the society.
  • Should have strong and proven capability in producing feature stories. Most of the social issues have a story to them and the reporter should be able to capture the story.
  • Her/his analytical articles and reports must be proven by statistical and research documents.
  • Any official assignment from the organization in relation to his/her nature of work.

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor of Journalism or literature
  • Oral and written ability in Pashto, Dari and English language is necessary.   
  • (4) Years of relevant working experience

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to submit your CV to [email protected] and cc [email protected]

By clearly mentioning “Journalist (Dari and Pashto)” unless your application will not be considered.

For further information please contact us on +93 (0)729200107.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

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