Organisation: Nenah FM
Duty Station: Moroto
Deadline: 17th August, 2013
Job Summary: The broadcast presenter is the public face - or voice - of programmes broadcast on radio and the internet. Their role is always to entertain and inform their audiences by presenting information and/or entertainment in an accessible and attractive way. The nature of the job varies according to a programme's the general principles remain the same: a broadcast presenter will often introduce, host (or co-host) a programme, creating links between items, introducing and interviewing guests and interacting with the audience.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Work activities vary according to the type of programme and broadcast medium. Prior to the broadcast, however, presenters may be involved in:
researching topics and background information for items to be featured on the programme;
Planning and rehearsing shows;
Writing, and sometimes memorising, scripts;
Liaising with other members of the production and technical team/s.
During the broadcast, presenters may be involved in: introducing and hosting programmes, interviewing guests in the studio, by telephone or on location;
Reading short news, traffic, sport or weather reports;
Reviewing books, films, music or newspapers;
Providing links between programmes;
Either reading from a script and/or autocue, or improvising;
Keeping the programme running to schedule - responding positively and quickly to problems or changes, and improvising where necessary;
Keeping in contact with the director and production team in the studio gallery, via ear-piece link.
After the broadcast, presenters may be involved in meeting with the production crew to assess/review the broadcast and plan the next broadcast.
Radio presenters on music shows usually 'drive' the desk and operate some of the technical equipment for recording and playback. This generally involves using computers to cue up and play music and jingles.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Hands-on experience of presenting by working in community radio, or discos, an undergraduate degree or a post-graduate Diploma in Radio or Media Production.
Talent development schemes run by some larger broadcasters to identify potential presenters.
Any specialist knowledge or celebrity profile - acquired from working on newspapers and magazines, or in the music business.
Excellent presentation and performance skills
ability to generate original ideas, and to think creatively about how to communicate them
An understanding of how to use the voice effectively for radio
ability to build credibility and rapport by communicating knowledgeably and engagingly with audiences
Determination and tenacity
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to draw information from people
knowledge of the radio market, different station and programme styles, and audience demographics
Comprehensive knowledge of subjects relevant to the radio genre in which they wish to work
Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
Self-motivation and adaptability
Ability to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines
ability to learn how to use a variety of recording equipment and to operate different radio studios
Ability to present while operating studio controls and co-coordinating a range of simultaneous technical activities
Ability to conduct effective internet research, use relevant computer software for audio editing, and, when necessary, to manipulate visual images or edit video, and upload all such material for use on websites
How to Apply:
Send your, resume and cover letter to: Managing Director Mr. Abu Martine Louis email to: email@example.com
or Hand deliver to FAMI HSE, 3rd Floor, Rm 58, Opposite NIC Building, Kampala or at the Radio Station in Moroto