at CHINA GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK
January 2019 - at Present
Build and put to air news programs for CGTN Africa working on a daily basis. Take responsibility for daily program production and workflow, working with a team of producers, reporters, writers, guest bookers and control room/technical staff Write and edit the work of others Be proficient in voicing stories and soundbites Work closely with Planning & Assignment Producers on both daily and long-term story commissioning for general and business news across Africa and in consultation with the Intake team across the CGTN global network
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION ADVISOR
at GLOBAL WATER PARTNERSHIP (GWP-SA)
January 2017 - December 2018
Strategic communications: support to GWPSA/CU and key partners SADC, AMCOW, AU, River Basin Organizations in SADC region, other key strategic partners and media networks. Develop, update and implement GWPSA/CU strategic communications within the region and Africa working under the guidance of the global communications framework. Develop key strategic messages, briefing notes and annual reports: leads development of the GWPSA/CU Annual report, develops key messages, briefing notes for high-level government officials including cabinet ministers. Writes and edits material (for general public and specific target audiences) on the GWPSA/CU program and its activities, including press releases, briefing notes, website updates, publications, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, etc. Develops and leads implementation of social media outreach as part of the communications strategy. Implement social media outreach strategy in the region.
January 2016 - December 2017
Setting up the editorial line for News and Magazines on the following subjects: politics, society, business, sports related to Africa. Setting up the corresponding workflow in close collaboration with the head of the editorial project and technical teams Developing digital products alongside the broadcast product, working with the Marketing and Innovation team Defining and implementing the programme schedule in collaboration with the Antenna Director Creating and initiating the team of journalists: hiring, training My tasks in Congo Brazzaville.. Ensure editorial quality on the linear/broadcast (TV) and non- linear products (digital, VOD) Coordinate daily news production in keeping with the editorial independence Supervise the news team: organise and coordinate daily work of journalists Coordinate the network of regional bureaus and local correspondents Maintain relations with the channel’s partners in Africa: institutional relations, media, business leaders
ONLINE CHIEF EDITOR
at CNBC AFRICA
February 2014 - December 2015
► Member of the Core News Management Team (CNT), managing a team of ten staff. ► Oversee the development and implementation of CNBCAfrica.com’s news policy and style guide, specifically concerning broadcast language. ► Monitor coverage from the various Reporters and Stringers in the region to ensure the highest standard, integrity and level of independence attainable. ► Plan and conduct suitable training for new hires in areas such as writing, reporting and journalistic workshops to ensure implementation of CNBCAfrica.com’s style guide and site design. ► Ensure effective staff recruitment, selection and orientation. Set performance targets and standards, conduct appraisals and monitor individual development. ► Maintain and grow a large professional network of influential stakeholders and CNBC Africa guests. Represent CNBCAfrica.com in regional conferences and other gatherings.
at WITS UNIVERSITY
January 2008 - December 2010
► Lectured over 400 students in Online Journalism and Financial Journalism. ► Coordinated all the certificate courses offered by the Journalism and Media Studies department. ► External examiner for Economics students from Rhodes University. ► Supervised several Masters and Honours students. ► Successfully organised four media forums and workshops to discuss journalism and media in South Africa. ► Applied for, and received, a grant from the Reserve Bank of South Africa to expand the financial journalism programme, and initiated the introduction of a Masters programme with specialization in Economic and Business Journalism.
MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT INNOVATION STUDIES
at WITS BUSINESS SCHOOL
2019 - at Present (1 year) Gauteng
MA JOURNALISM STUDIES
at JOURNALISM AND MEDIA SCHOOL
2000 - 2001 (1 year) Cardiff