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Ongoing recruitment at Al-Ansar Radio & TV Live

May 5, 2020, 10:31 PM
Al-Ansar Foundation is registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission as a non-governmental organization that is dedicated to empowering youth and women to drive sustainable development through access to quality healthcare, educational scholarships, leadership and peacebuilding training, and providing economic opportunities in business and entrepreneurship. The Foundation is also committed to propagating Islamic knowledge and cultural integration in society Al-Ansar Foundation believes that Sound Western and Islamic education imbued with the fear of Allah (SWT) is the best instrument for promoting peace in Nigeria arid Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:  
   
Job Title: News Reporter Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The News Reporter is expected to work under the Head of News.
  • He / She is expected to assist the HoN, in collecting and analyzing information of interest, including crime, government, and breaking news.
  • She/he will gather information, write coverage, assist in conducting interviews, report on-air and edit and edit broadcast, all under the direct supervision of the HoN
The News Reporter is expected to:
  • Research stories and background information through personal contacts, the internet, and other sources to provide complete and accurate information
  • Generate ideas for stories, or taking a brief from the HoN
  • Take pictures or video and process them for inclusion in a story
  • Communicate with listeners, advertisers, or the general public via email or telephone
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with individuals who are a credible source of information
  • Recording interviews - in person, or through telephone or studio links- and sometimes conducting them live
  • Have the ability to think creatively and see all potential angles of a story
  • Be able to revise work to meet editorial approval or to fit time or  space requirements
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mass Communication, Political Science, Journalism
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in the broadcast
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver news reports and programs on-air and online.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • A broad range of interests, including current affairs
  • Good research and Interviewing skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and make quick decisions under pressure.
  • Awareness of media law.
  • Excellent communication skills, active listening, and translation skills ( Englis, Kanuri, and Hausa).
  • Knowledge of on-air and online techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards.
  • Performance skills and a clear voice
  • A personable and confident manner
  • Ability to gather, write and edit news
   
Job Title: Presenter Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The Presenter is the voice of programs broadcast via radio and the internet.
  • She / He job is to entertain and inform an audience by resenting information or entertainment in an accessible and attractive way.
  • They will introduce, host, co-host, programs, create links between items and subjects and topics, introduce and interview guests, and interact with the audience via telephone and web.
The presenter is expected to:
  • Research topics and background information for items to be featured on programs.
  • Plan and rehearses shows.
  • Write and sometimes memorize scripts
  • Liaise with other members of the production and technical team.
  • Introduce and host programs.
  • Interview guests in the studio, by telephone or on location
  • Read Short news, traffic, sport, or weather reports.
  • Provide links between programs.
  • Drive the desk and operate some of the technical equipment for recording and playback, using computers to cue up and play music and jingles.
  • Keep the program running to schedule, responding positively, and quickly to problems or changes and improvising where necessary.
  • Meet with the production crew to assess or review a broadcast, and to plan the next one.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mass Communication, Political Science, Journalism
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in the broadcast
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver news reports and programs on-air and online.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of on-air and online techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards.
  • Performance skills and a clear voice
  • A personable and confident manner
  • Ability to gather, write and edit news
  • A broad range of interests, including current affairs
  • Good research and Interviewing skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and make quick decisions under pressure.
  • Awareness of media law.
  • Excellent communication skills, active listening, and translation skills ( Englis, Kanuri and Hausa).
     
Job Title: Radio Broadcast Technician (Maintenance Engineer) Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The Radio Broadcast Technician works under the Chief Engineer
  • She / He will usually perform a range of duties, which include; installation and operating all equipment, such as audio mixing consoles, media control systems, power distribution panel, etc.
  • They will continually carry out tasks to ensure the smooth and effective operation of all equipment at the station.
The Radio Broadcast Technician under the Chief Engineer is expected to:
  • Monitor and log transmitter readings.
  • Select sources from which programming will be received or through which programming will be transmitted,
  • Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality
  • Make necessary connections and switching to outside broadcast
  • Quickly and effectively troubleshoot problems with the transmission.
  • Assist the ChIef Engineer with conducting functional and operational testing procedures to ensure the quality performance of broadcasts.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Broadcast Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in broadcast engineering, which include equipment installation, management, repair, and maintenance
  • Flexible schedule and ability to support 24/7 operation.
  • Experience in live production environments, Possessing computer network knowledge and training.
     
Job Title: Producer Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The Producer is primarily responsible for creating radio shows.
  • She / He will be responsible for generating Ideas, research, and develop content, and also contact potential contributors and interviewees.
  • The Producer will be in charge of designing schedules, handling recordings and editing, and also managing budgets.
  • The job role also involves various other duties like maintaining the show time and format arranging the guests as screening and briefing callers.
The producer is expected to:
  • Generate and research ideas for programs and pitching for commission.
  • Develop content, write material for scripts, bulletins, and links.
  • Sourcing potential contributors and interviewees.
  • Select music or nasheed appropriate for the program, the audience, and the station.
  • Produce pre-production briefings for presenters, reporters, technical staff, and other contributors.
  • Manage the logistics of getting people, resources, and equipment together at the right place at the right time.
  • Undertake editing, Interviewing and reporting duties as necessary
  • Present programs or manage presenters for both pre-recorded and recorded output.
  • Check that copyrights are cleared and have an understanding of media law.
  • Convert text, graphics, video, and audio files into other formats.
  • Contribute to, and make use of, an archive of audio resources which can be re-used.
  • Respond to audience feedback, and refer on to other departments as necessary.
  • Produce and make-use of user-generated content.
  • Use technology, such as Cool Edit Pro, Pro Tools, and Adobe Audition, for editing and production purposes.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mass Communication, Journalism, and in any Media Production related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years working experience as a radio/ tv producer
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to come up with original ideas for interviews or features and
  • Ability to pitch ideas to senior management and work as part of a team to achieve results.
  • Portfolio of previous works and content originality.
  • An awareness of current affairs and good general knowledge
  • Have IT technical skills to be able, operate various recording and studio equipment.
       
Job Title: Chief Engineer Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The Chief Engineer provides technical support to broadcast facilities in repair, maintenance, installation and operation of broadcasting equipment
  • She / He is expected to monitor and supervise proper operation and function of broadcast equipment as well as putting measures for setting policies and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the proper operation of radio transmitters and other equipment in the station.
The Chief Engineer is expected to:
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair complex electronic computer-based broadcasting systems.
  • S/he will repair and maintain equipment in emergency and preventive situations.
  • Set up, operate and maintain various broadcasting equipment such as transmitters, pie rack equipment, transmission line, and antenna system for the station; check equipment for operational readiness and provide operational as assistance/instruction to others needed.
  • Prepare and maintain various technical records and engineering logs pertaining to broadcast equipment performance and discrepancies, and report the same In management for further action.
  • Set up, maintain, and operate remote/outside broadcast facility.
  • Test and align new equipment prior to installation.
  • Develop a standardized operating manual for the daily operation broadcast equipment
  • Software and hardware and also be able to make Suggestions for and equipment when and where necessary.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Broadcast Engineering or Computer Engineering related courses
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in broadcast engineering, which Includes equipment Installation, management, repair end maintenance
  • Demonstrable experience in maintaining and operating transmission equipment
  • Knowledge in maintenance, usage and design of technical broadcast equipment
  • Must be able to work on stable deadlines or within live production environments
  • Must have excellent time management skills and the ability to recall extensive technical knowledge quickly.
  • Must be detail-oriented in order to identify and prevent potential technical issues
  • Must be able to prioritize, maintain a flexible work schedule and ability to work long hours at very short notice.
     
Job Title: Promotions (Marketing) Manager Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The Promotions Manager is responsible for approaching clients and community partners concerning opportunities for promotional activities.
  • She / He negotiates plans by which the station may participate in and benefit from, including events such as fairs, rallies, festivals, as well a product and service promotional advertisements.
  • She/ He must engage in cross-promotional events designed to drive business to the merchant’s establishment and to garner greater audience attention for the radio station. This should include on-air giveaways related to products through contests, in exchange for advertising for the client(s).
  • The PM is also tasked with the responsibility for day-to-day station sales operations and achieving revenue goals. The PM is expected to have deep knowledge of consumer Insights, market research, trends and specific clients’ challenges to ensure advertising campaigns are custom designed and provide an effective return on investment for clients.
  • The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading Integrated campaign development, collaboration skills, a strong work ethic, proven, management background, and experience with multiple media platforms.
The Promotions (Marketing) Manager is expected to:
  • Establish and execute a revenue strategy that maximizes the station’s revenue potential.
  • Lead and utilize consumer research to develop Innovative advertiser initiatives.
  • Utilize digital analytics and research to increase audience engagement and radio station ratings.
  • Lead seamless collaboration with the programming and marketing teams to ensure Al-Ansar Radio achieves optimal audience engagement and advertiser results.
  • Develop action plans to ensure campaigns and events are flawless executed
  • Be profit-oriented and can develop advertising campaigns that drive revenue while driving return on Investment for advertisers
  • Active participation in the field, attending client meetings with the advertising sales team.
  • Be a strong leader and possess excellent collaboration skills to ensure effective partnershIp with peers while reporting to the General Manager.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mass Communication, Political Science, Journalism, Marketing, etc.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years as a key staff in at least one of the following areas: marketing, advertising agency, digital media, or media sales.
  • Proven track record of developing unique advertising campaigns and promotions for product and service advertisers across radio
  • Must have a strong record of developing strategic priorities, action plans, and a track record of achieving results.
  • Strong relationship and networking skills are a must
  • Proven understanding of the competitive media landscape.
  • Proven success creating Integrated marketing concepts and campaigns for advertisers
  • Computer skills and excellent presentation skills are a must.
     
Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) will be accountable to GM on Issues related to financial and administration management
  • She / He will be managing the Finance and Administration Unit and ensure compliance with Al-Ansar Radio and Al-Ansar Foundation's  general organizational financial policy, oversee overall financial and administrative management (including Human Resources Management and General Operation), such as matters relating to employment discipline, training, performance management and relationship with vendors and service providers.
The Finance and Administration Manager's responsibilities are categorized Into: Financial Transaction:
  • Ensure of proper accounting procedures and systems and internal controls to make certain that proper compliance mechanisms are in place; Identifying weaknesses and addressing them ImmedIately.
  • Maintain and post daily all the financial transactions Into accounting books and registers
  • Ensure monthly balancing of cash books and general ledger and prompt reconciliation of bank statements and accounts.
  • Prepare, check and monitor reports on financial makers to be submitted to the Foundation HQ withIn the allowed time frame.
  • Disallow any form of cash transaction and otherwise, ensure daily banking and accurate accounting of sales and revenues.
  • Tracking and overseeing budgets and expenditures controlling cash and revenue expenses and ensuring that every spend are allowable, legitimate, reasonable and approved.
  • Participating in preparing the AAR Program and activity budgets and budget implementation, monitoring all the station's financial transactions and serving as Certifying Officer
  • Monitoring and advising the GM and Management on the financial status AAR.
  • Ensuring compliance with Al-Ansar financial manual, policy and procedure and the local laws of the Government of Borno state, such as Board of Internal revenue.
Administrative and Human Resources Management:
  • Overseeing and supervising the personnel to ensure attendance and performance of duties, staff learning, competency building staff recruitment and retention, discipline, evaluation, rewards and adherence of consequent personnel management
  • Maintain personnel files and ensure completeness
  • Recommend salary structure and prepare monthly salary schedule of staff of the station
  • Supervise employees by communicating job expectations, appraising job results, and discipline employees
  • Develop and Implement policies and procedures to improve operations and functions of the station
  • Monitors and procures needed supplies for the station.
  • Ensures a safe secure and well-maintained facility that meets environmental, health and security standards.
  • Ensure all supplies such as petrol, diesel and other supplies are in stock and readily available
  • Support to ensure all staff and office assets are covered by insurance and review of the expire dates.
  • Ensure all equipment are maintained, repaired and functioning, including generators, machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems; and
  • Other duties are required by the General Manager.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Accounting or Business Management
  • Advanced Degree (Masters or equivalent) is preferable.
  • ICAN membership or equivalent: (ACA, ACCA, CNA).
  • Minimum of 10 years of working experience in relevant responsibilities.
  • Sound knowledge of budgeting, financial processes, financial reporting arid internal controls system.
  • Knowledge of procurement, purchasing, and inventory management.
  • Must possess demonstrable knowledge of the principles of office management including organization, workflow, forms, supplies, equipment, and procedures relating to filing, record-keeping, correspondence, mall, procurement, stock keeping, and duplicating.
  • Ability to instruct, direct, and evaluate employees.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate program and administrative activities of a complex, Interrelated and interdependent nature, where unknowns and numerous contingency factors are Involved.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including writing, editing, and preparing documents/reports.
  • High level of competency in MS Office software (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to build a proactive team, motivating staff, and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary.
     
Job Title: News Manager / Head of News and Current Affairs Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The Head of News and Current Affairs oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio newscasts and public affairs programs.
  • She/ He directs the assignment of coverage for news stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast.   In addition, She/He will provide editorial decision making and guidance to ensure compliance and accuracy, and that deadlines are met in a fast-paced environment.
  • She /He will supervise staff reporters, on-call reporters, interns, volunteers, and news staff assigned to special coverage.
The Head of News and Current Affairs is expected to:
  • Direct the gathering and production or news content for broadcast and digital platforms leveraging the use of digital tools to enhance newsgathering and dissemination
  • Supervise personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel action motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance,
  • Ensure compliance with rules and regulations governing news coverage.
  • Generate assignments and evaluate news leads and news tips to develop stories.
  • Gather and verify factual Information regarding Stories through Interviews, observation, and research; ensures the accuracy of news programs.
  • Edit news material and reporter submissions; prepare and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards, and serves as fill-in host.
  • Interact with management in the development implementation and maintenance policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning; develop and implement projects and programs to assist in the accomplishment of established goals.
  • Participate in the development and management of annual operating budgets and provide fiscal input
  • Monitor equipment usage and ensure the maintenance of equipment inventories.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mass Communication, Political Science, Journalism etc.
  • Advanced Degree (Masters or equivalent) is preferable.
  • A minimum of 10 years of working experience in the broadcast industry.
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver news reports and programs on-air and online.
  • Knowledge of broadcast and web-based Journalism principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations conventIons, and protocols relating to the delivery of news and public affairs content.
  • Knowledge of editorial and ethical standards for the research and development of journalistic articles and/or presentations.
  • Journalism willing skill.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of on-air and Online techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards
  • Knowledge of news and public affairs radio program production
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and adapt news and public affairs items for incorporation into on-air and/or online content
  • Ability to make broadcast programming decisions within defined parameters
  • High level of competency in MS Office software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge and understanding of radio communications facilities, broadcast equipment, and sound distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of radio organizational structures, workflows, systems and operating procedures
  • Considerable knowledge of media and communication regulatory bodies and the rules and regulations, and laws governing establishment and operations of electronic media organization.
  • Familiarity with the culture and environment of Borno State and North East of Nigeria.
  • Other duties as required by the General Manager.
     
Job Title: Program Manager / Head of Programs Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borne State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The Head of Programs is responsible for planning and scheduling program materials for the Radio Station.
  • She/He will determIne what entertainment, news broadcast, and other program material the station offer to the public.
  • It is an important role for the station because the listenership of the radio station will depend on the competence of the HoP.  She / He will be expected to singlehandedly manage all programming duties for the station.
The Head of Program is expected to:
  • Check completed program logs for accuracy and conformance with NBC rules and regulations, and resolve program log inaccuracies.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in news broadcast, spans, and another programming.
  • Cue announcers, actors, performers, and guests.
  • Evaluate new and existing programming for suitability and assess the need for changes, using information such as audience surveys and feedback
  • Monitor and review programming in order to ensure that schedules are met, guidelines  are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality
  • Monitor network transmission for advisories concerning daily program schedules, program content, special feeds, and / or program changes.
  • Plan and schedule programming and event coverage based on broadcast length, time availability, and other factors such as community needs, data ratings, and viewer demographics.
  • Act as liaison between talent and directors, providing information that performers/guests need to prepare for appearances, and communicating relevant information from guests, performers, or staff to directors.
  • Conduct interviews for broadcasts.
  • Develop budgets for programming and broadcasting activities, and monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within budgetary limits.
  • Develop ideas for programs and features that the station could produce.
  • Operate and maintain on-air and production audio equipment.
  • Prepare, copy and edit tape so that material is ready for broadcasting.
  • Read news, read and/or record public service and promotional announcements, and otherwise participate as a member of an on-air shift as required.
  • Review information about programs and schedules in order to ensure accuracy and provide such information to other media outlets as necessary.
  • Select, acquire, and maintain programs, music, interviews, and other needed materials, and obtain legal clearances / consent for their use as necessary.
Minimum Requirements.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing and Advertising, Drama and Theatre etc
  • Advanced Degree (Masters or equivalent) is preferable.
  • A minimum of 10 years of working experience in the broadcast industry.
  • Experience in broadcasting and/or online programming and promotion. Relevant experience includes program management, audio production, project development, community relations program automation, and content creation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including writing, editing, and preparing documents/reports.
  • High level of competency In MS Office software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Knowledge and understanding of radio communications facilities, broadcast equipment, and sound distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of radio organizational structures, workflows, systems and operating procedures
  • Considerable knowledge of media and communication regulatory bodies and the rules and regulations, and laws governing establishment and operations of electronic media organization.
  • Strong commitment towards creative, successful revenue generation and engaged in serving the community
  • Familiarity with the culture and environment of Borno State and North East of Nigeria.
  • Other duties as required by the General Manager
     
Job Title: General Manager (GM) Location: Maiduguri, Borno
About the Project
  • This framework of Al-Ansar Foundation coincides with the multifaceted development strategy of Borno State Government under the current leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mnl to propagate peace, educate and Inform citizens in order to advance the social, cultural and economic affairs of the State and the nation at large.
  • Sequel to the Borno State Government Invitation to individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs as well as other interested parties to partake in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of post-insurgency Borno, the Al-Ansar Foundation, In response to the above clarion call, decided to establish Al-Ansar Radio and TV / Station with the sole aim of creating a peaceful environment and sustainable development through the use of its platform.
Position Description
  • The GM is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the radio station. She / He is also expected to coordinate and administer the operational and administrative activities towards the delivery of world-class broadcast journalism.
  • She/ He Is expected to participate in the development and administration of strategic and operating plans, and evaluate programs for compliance with the overall mission and vision of the station.
  • The GM will, under the oversight of the Management of AI-Ansar Foundation, the parent organization, provide leadership for the station. This includes steadily increasing accountability for all areas of the station’s multi-faceted operation. He is also responsible for developing strategic and operational plans that will result in the growth of the station arid its people and make a Positive Impact on the community.
The General Manager is expected to:
  • Oversee and coordinate tIre continuous, multifaceted daily operations of the radio station, protect the station's license through strict adherence to broadcast standards, laws provisions of the National Broadcasting Commission Act, the National Broadcasting Code and all extant laws relating to broadcasting.
  • Maintain accurate schedules of programming, records, discrepancy reports, and follow-through communications and ensure that all on-air broadcast programming complies with rules and regulations.
  • Develop sales and promotions for the station including local and cultural, new business, new media, and non-traditional revenue sources.
  • Participate in the establishment, organization, and implementation of short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures to monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and of changes required for Improvement.
  • Direct and administer the provision of day-to-day operations of the entire station, including the non-engineering portion of the station’s physical plant, space allocation and utilization, station supplies and inventors, arid station safety, and security.
  • Plan, design, establish and maintain organizational structures and systems that enable staff members to effectively accomplish the organization’s mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Manage and motivate all station personnel including training and departmental workshops for staff and sales team to enhance the capacity to sell products and services via Mobile Marketing and Digital Solutions.
  • Manage the physical, human, and financial assets of the station, Including maintenance records of the station operations, staffing, equipment arid compliance activities; prepare monthly and quarterly reports; as well as daily finance and operations feedback to the HQ
  • Provide recommendations to Management Team of Al-Ansar Foundation pertaining to the acquisition of operating equipment; oversee preparation and defense of annual operating budgets.
  • Achieve budgeted financial targets goals and grow the station’s revenue share and help Increase listenership and patronage by serving the interest of the community and developing strong relationships with local clients
  • Reviewing and approving expenditures based on the approved budgets and limitations of the station.
  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings and ensure the implementation of board resolutions.
Maximum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing and Advertising, Drama and Theatre Arts, etc
  • Advanced Degree (Masters or equivalent) is preferable
  • A veteran Broadcaster with a minimum of 15 years post-graduation experience in a well-established radio / television broadcasting station.
  • At least 5 years’ experience at senior management level In a broadcasting environment.
  • Must be a very good administrator who has a finesse for the marketing of the station
  • Knowledge and understanding of radio communications facilities, broadcast equipment, and sound distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of radio organizational structures, workflows, systems and operating procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-term goals for the station and be able to set appropriate expectations and exceed them.
  • Considerable knowledge of media and communication regulatory bodies and the rules and regulations, and laws governing establishment and operations of an electronic media organization
  • Strong commitment towards creative, successful revenue generation and engaged In serving the community.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and radio-related software with ability to prepare and deliver presentation.
  • Excellent oral communication and memo, report, and article writing skills
  • Familiarity with the culture and environment of Borno State and North East of Nigeria.
     
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV containing evidence of relevant work experience and qualifications along with a Suitability Letter of not more than two pages indicating the position they wish to apply for and why they should be accepted for the position to: al-ansarfoundation@outlook.com using the "Job Title" as the subject of the email. Note
  • The position being applied for should be specified in the email subject line.
  • Only applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted for further screening
  Application Deadline  15th May, 2020.

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