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Online Uzbek Journalist

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Date Posted: Dec 23, 2021
Reference: N/A
Closing Date: Dec 29, 2021
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:

Uzbek Editor is responsible for the content of broadcasts via website, social media. He/she is involved in the entire process of translating material from Dari, Pashto & Turkish to Uzbek language to posting that material on website/social media and keeping them update. He/she will also be responsible to reporting on website traffic statistics, edit and proofread text produced by SW reporters and translators for online and training new staff how to produce/edit content for online.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Translation of Dari & Pashtu reports in to Uzbek language on daily basis.
  • Required to edit Uzbek language reports.
  • Required to anchor Uzbek language news.
  • Required to be able to gather news reports.
  • Analyze and collect information through various sources to prepare pertinent editorial reports;
  • Ensure accuracy of news/information from reliable sources and accept responsibility for disseminating news/information
  • Write news, feature stories and other assignment in Uzbek language to meet deadlines.
  • Attend daily meetings and staff meetings to keep abreast of the latest developments of other colleagues
  • Required to work on off-days based on the schedule prepared by Chief Editor.
  • Well awareness on the media laws in Afghanistan and ensuring to operate within their boundary;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Requirement:

• Bachelor of Journalism or literature

• Oral and written ability in Uzbek and Dari language

• (2) 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 “Uzbek Online Journalist” 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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