Salam Watandar radio seeks producers

Job description

Position Title: Producer

Department: Salam Watandar radio

Duty station: Kabul

Supervisor: Chief Editor

Works Closely With: Journalists team

No of positions: 2( 1 male and 1 female)

Closing Date: Oct 8, 2013


Salam Watandar is a national radio service providing news, information and entertainment to a network of 59 locally owned and operated radio stations in 34 provinces with the capacity to reach over 17 million listeners across Afghanistan.

Established in 2003, Salam Watandar is an independent, non-governmental organization, registered in Afghanistan. Throughout its history the station has vocalized and connected the voices and aspirations of its listeners from urban centers to rural areas across Afghanistan

Salam Watandar Vision:

Salam Watandar’s vision is to be the national network of choice of Afghans everywhere;to affirm and empower voices from all regions of Afghanistan and; to engage with and enrich our audiences, partners and people.

Salam Watandar Mission:

Salam Watandar mission is to build and sustain a vast audience for our national network of independent radio stations by: creating outstanding, value-affirming programming; and producing exceptional results for our stakeholders through the effective use of our media resources and the creativity, skills and integrity of our employees.

General Function:

The M&E/Translation Assistant has overall responsibility for supporting start-up and managing operations of M&E & Translation and reporting system. In addition to establishing and managing systems to ensure compliance with all M&E / translation Assistant obligations, the M&E / Translation Assistant is responsible for developing and leading training to increase the capacity of specific staff and to raise the overall ability of Salam Watandar staff and partners involved in M&E.

M&E Duties and Responsibilities:

Attend the morning meeting every day and give new idea/report about news,
The candidate should work with “Bakhabar” Salam Watandar, and any other program
Interview people in a range of different circumstances
Build contacts to maintain a flow of news, for example, police and emergency

services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organizations, the general public, etc

Seek out and investigate stories via contacts, press releases and other media

Attend press conferences and ask questions
Answer the phones on the news desk and react to breaking news stories
Work closely with the news team, photographers and editors of Salam

Watandar Record interviews and meetings using shorthand or technical equipment Candidates should have substantial editorial experience. New media and business- news experience a plus

Experience writing and/or editing for the news website, newspaper or magazine is essential
Perform other duties as assigned by line Manager/Supervisor


Has an ability to establish rapport quickly and effectively with new people/contacts.

Takes care to maintain and develop existing relationships.

Works harmoniously with a wide range of people and deals sensitively with contributors as well as with colleagues.

Understands the demands and pressures of others.

Generating and researching ideas for programs and pitching for commissions,

Developing content, writing material for scripts, bulletins and links Sourcing potential contributors and interviewees;

Undertaking editing, interviewing and reporting duties as necessary;

Presenting programs or managing presenters for both pre-recorded and recorded output



Bachelor’s degree in related subjects or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in

producing and media sector.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dari/Pashto and English.
Proficiency in computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet.
Bachelor’s degree and/or work experience in translation are desired.
Having working experience with media organizations is preferred.
A basic understanding of the media in Afghanistan
A self starter and detailed oriented, and enjoy working as part of the team, as

well as independently.

Skills required

• Communication and analytical skills.

• Computer skills especially statistical analysis using Excel, among others programs

Submission guidelines:

Interested afghan national candidates should submit their updated CV along with one page cover letter/motivation letter explaining your interest and suitability for the advertisedposition.

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