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Program Producer-Political Programs

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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:

Specific responsibilities vary depending on the program and station, and Journalists may sometimes also take on the roles of presenters or reporters and producer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities vary depending on the program and station, and Journalists may sometimes also take on the roles of presenters or reporters and producer, but typical tasks include:

  • Conducting research on social and political issues;
  • Developing content, writing material for scripts, bulletins and links;
  • Sourcing potential contributors and interviewees;
  • Selecting music and jingles appropriate for programs to the audience;
  • Conducting pre-production meetings and presenting and justifying the developed topic, researched material and background details to the programs committee in bi – weekly meetings;
  • Establishing rapport with guests, inviting them to the programs, interviewing them on matters pertinent to the program, editing where necessary and working closely with the Programs Editor where required, and reporting duties;
  • Presenting programs or managing presenters for both pre-recorded and recorded output;
  • Well awareness on the media laws in Afghanistan and ensuring to operate within their boundary;
  • Converting text files, graphics, video and audio files into other formats;
  • Contributing to and making use of an archive of audio resources which can be re- used;
  • Responding to audience feedback involving other departments where necessary;
  • Producing and making use of user-generated content;
  • Using technology such as Cool Edit Pro, Pro Tools and Adobe Audition, for editing and production purposes;
  • Being able to conduct research on range of issues and sectors, i.e. agriculture, politics, economy, education, employment, healthcare, infrastructure and women & minorities rights
  • Research, design and develop key questions on each theme – agriculture, democracy, economy, education, employment, healthcare, infrastructure and women & minorities rights
  • Edit recorded interviews and extract excerpts on themes identified above to produce final thematic programs;
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the quality of programming to ensure compliance with the best practices
  • Analyze and collect information through various sources to prepare pertinent editorial reports;
  • Closely monitor daily events locally, nationally and internationally and prepare brief reports on day to day happenings;
  • Responsible to get the updated news/information from reliable sources;
  • Ensure accuracy of news/information from reliable sources and accept responsibility for disseminating news/information;
  • Write news, feature stories and other assignment in local languages (Dari or Pashto) to meet deadlines;  
  • Attend daily meetings and staff meetings to keep abreast of the latest developments of other colleagues;
  • Be able to run and present political talk shows/round tables and analyzing up to date and record political issues.
  • Be able to communicate and coordinate with guest from high levels positions for participating the programs;
  • Perform other related duties as require.

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor of Journalism or literature
  • (3) Years of relevant working experience

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to submit your CV to [email protected] and cc [email protected] by clearly mentioning “Program Producer-political programs” 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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