Call for Applications for English Producers in West Africa




Job Title: Journalist/Producer

Job Type: Radio/Media

Organization: West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR)

Location: Dakar – Senegal

Contract: Fix term – 1 year renewable

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

No. of Positions: 3

About WADR
The West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) is a regional radio station based in Dakar, Senegal. The radio is a spin-off of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) established in 2003 to protect and defend the ideals of democratic and open societies by disseminating development information through a network of community radios in the West African sub-region.

The WADR network is also comprised of private and public radio stations and a chain of correspondents in the region.

The station broadcasts in French and English on 94.9 FM in Dakar and on streaming at
Job Description:

WADR seeks candidates for full time English producer positions to work in its offices situated in Sacré-Coeur I, Dakar, Senegal

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Reporting and editing and compiling daily news bulletins
• Production of magazine programmes including generating and researching ideas, developing content, writing production scripts, bulletins as well as providing materials for the WADR website
• Undertaking editing, interviewing and reporting duties as required
• Presenting thematic programmes
• Managing pre- recorded, recorded and live broadcast
• Using technology such as Adobe Audition/cool Edit Pro software for editing

Required Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must have the following:

• A Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communication, political and social sciences, international relations or a related field with at least 3 years experience as a radio journalist/ producer or a diploma in the related fields with 6 – 10 years of experience as a radio journalist/producer

• Digital editing skills with Adobe Editing soft ware

• Working knowledge of current events and the ability to multi-task

  • Bilingual in English and French is an advantage


WADR is a radio station with a multi cultural setting, with staff drawn from the different West African countries with different cultural and traditional backgrounds, giving room for diversity of ideas, skills and competence. In this regard it would be an advantage to have the following attributes:

• Excellent Communication skills

• Good Analytical Skills with capacity to research and analyze major issues of concern in the region

• At ease with multicultural differences

• Be open minded and able to work in a team

• Good human and interpersonal skills

Interested candidates should send in a motivation letter plus CV with 2 references -an academic and professional reference and prepare a 5 minute radio programme by email to the following address:

Deadline: Saturday, March 20th 2015 at 6pm.