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Kuchu Times is a Media Initiative formed to forge ways of giving a platform to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex community in Uganda and Africa. A platform to create change in our struggles for equality and freedom by sharing, educating and informing the huge diverse African communities.
This media platform is a Radio, Television and Website were day to day lived realities will be shared. Debates, discussions, stories, movies/documentaries and it also acts as a one stop News shopping centre for allies, scholars, students, families and friends, researchers, activities and well-wishers.
In so many African countries homosexuality is illegal and so is information sharing. This has prompted so much negativity towards the LGBTI communities around the continent. Spaces for dialogue and awareness rising have been closed or censored. We believe that Kuchu Times is a big step to providing many members of the LGBTI community an opportunity to share any message they have since failed to share through mainstream media. This platform will also minimise on the physical security threats and incidences of the communities as it will all be online.

1- POSITION: Web News Editor

Job Description: Kuchu Times Uganda is looking for a web news editor a person who will ensure timely publication by cross-checking the submitted articles from contributors to rectify errors before the final publication by fixing any grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors. He/she will also be responsible for investigating the stories before being published to maintain accuracy in reporting by establishing facts, bringing out the rights statistics, date of occurrence through contacting the correspondents directly. He/she will help in formulating headlines and subheads for the articles. The person is also to work closely with writers, suggesting changes to enhance articles’ readability, conciseness and style through an organized approach with creativity in line with the targeted end users of Kuchu Times online media platform.

Job responsibilities/Duties

  • researching, writing and presenting text in ways that appeal to the site’s target audience
  • Be able to formulate news articles according to news headlines
  • putting (uploading) material on to the website, often using a content management system (CMS) Not hard at all.
  • making sure site content is kept up to date
  • editing and proofreading text produced by  kuchu times contributors
  • developing new content and editorial guidelines
  • keeping track of developments in web technology and good practice, for example website accessibility issues
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation and other related grammatical errors
  • Select local, state, national, and international news items received from wire services, based on assessment of items’ significance and interest value.
  • producing new content and writing it in an interesting and appealing manner
  • identifying suitable subjects for interview
  • developing editorial policies, copyright, data protection and best practice

Job Requirements:
The person should possess the following qualities to qualify as Kuchu Times web news editor;

  • have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • be able to undertake research using a variety of sources
  • be creative, able to alter their style of writing to reflect their audience
  • be able to multitask and prioritize work schedules
  • be computer literate and possess good keyboard skills
  • must have a background in journalism, IT and website maintenance
  • be able to simplify and explain complex issues and procedures
  • be able to work on their own or in a team
  • be able to work to tight deadlines
  • be thorough and precise in their work with a good attention to detail
  • have a broad understanding of copyright laws
  • Experience of working in human rights.

Working Hours:
Starting off as a volunteer like the rest of the team as we structure.
Additional hours may be required to meet deadlines, which could include working weekends and at night.
Interests:
It is important to be interested in:

  • different methods of communication
  • the worldwide web and its importance in today’s society

Send your CV to [email protected] with Subject line of this position.


 

2- POSITION: Communication and web site manager.
Job description: S/he will be responsible to monitor all communications,engage social media and website platforms at all times, work on press statements.releases,etc.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To lead on the development and implementation of Kuchu Times communications strategy.
  • To take responsibility for the management of Kuchu Times website, including keeping content up to date and appropriate, making improvements to functionality and advising colleagues on maximizing its potential.
  • To implement and expand social media strategy to raise Kuchu Times profile and activities.
  • Research and write copy for external articles and press.
  • Develop publicity materials (printed and email format) for Kuchu Times activities
  • To monitor and forecast on accurate Communications.
  • To be in charge of social media communication.
  • Work closely with Web News Editor.

Person Specification
Essential

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent, preferably in a communications related subject.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in the field of communications and ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of communications activities – media, websites, publications, marketing, social media, events, etc.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of working with a wide range of media, developing media strategies and relations, preparing press releases, etc.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of editing and producing publications.
  • Experience working with e-communications, including preparing and sending E-Bulletins, supporter updates, Appeals, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence across the organization and externally.
  • Confidence to represent kuchu times externally including public speaking as necessary.

Desirable

  • Experience of line management.
  • Knowledge of Quark Xpress, website content management systems and mass e-marketing tools.
  • Database experience.
  • Experience of working in human rights.

Working Hours:
Starting off as a volunteer like the rest of the team as we structure.
Additional hours may be required to meet deadlines, which could include working weekends and at night
Interests:
It is important to be interested in different methods of communication and media work as Kuchu Times description.
Send your CV to [email protected] with Subject line of this position.


 

3- POSITION; Finance Manager
Job description: manage project funds and also engage in project description media work by contributing to the news sourcing and fieldwork.

Key accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of proper accounting procedures for the project
  • Keeps all the project funds in a bank approved
  • Prepares Annual/periodic financial statements
  • Disburses funds as directed by the Director
  • Ensures proper inventory and management of the project assets
  • Coordinates the procurement of goods and services as approved by the relevant authority(s)
  • Prepares the project annual budgets
  • Pay loyalty to the employer and promote the work and reputation of Kuchu Times
  • Exercise utmost good faith towards the employer both in carrying out his/her duties and in all dealing with Kuchu Times

Qualifications & Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Desired Finance/Accounting Option) or its equivalent;
  • Previous accounting experience is an added advantage;
  • IT knowledge including Computerized Accounting packages; Excel; Tally; Quick Books
  • organizational skills and good interpersonal and intercultural skills;
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal), at least Three years’ experience in a similar working environment.
  • Experience of working in human rights.

Working Hours:
Starting off as a volunteer like the rest of the team as we structure.
Additional hours may be required to meet deadlines, which could include working weekends and at night.
Interests:
It is important to be interested in media work as Kuchu Times description.
Send your CV to [email protected] with Subject line of this position

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