February 12, 2015

Panos South Asia invites applications for the post of Editor for Panos Radio South Asia

Job title : Editor, Panos Radio South Asia
Duty Station : Kathmandu, NepalJob description
Overall responsibility
Panos Radio South Asia (PRSA) is an undertaking of Panos South Asia. In keeping with Panos South Asia’s mission to encourage and stimulate informed public debate on key developmental issues in South Asia and to ensure the effective flow of information from media in the south to the north and vice versa, and for communications and knowledge sharing for development, Panos Radio South Asia produces radio programmes that are distributed via the PRSA Internet radio ( and Interworld Radio (IWR) (
Since August 2006 PRSA has been producing a fifteen minute fortnightly radio magazine “Panoscope”, and another fortnightly since September 2007, half-an-hour long radio discussion “Development Dilemmas”. Both the programmes aim to capture the voices of poor and marginalized people in South Asia on general development issues, including Panos South Asia’s five thematic areas – media pluralism, public health, conflict, environment and globalization, and mainstream them in the development processes.

The PRSA Editor will be based in Panos South Asia Media Centre, Kathmandu – the headquarters of Panos South Asia regional office – and work closely with the Panos South Asia Country Representative for Nepal and London-based IWR Editor (based in Panos London) to manage the radio productions for PRSA and IWR.

Specific Responsibilities

• Development and implementation of a strategy to support radio programme making in South Asia
• Develop quarterly work plans for producing the radio programmes
• Assign the PRSA Radio Correspondents (RCs) radio production works in countries where they are present and supervise them
• Commission production of Panoscope and Development Dilemmas to freelance journalists in the South Asian countries where the PRSA RCs are not present
• Collaborate with the Deputy Editor and the Technical Consultant for editing, encoding and uploading radio programmes to PRSA portal for broadcasting, pod-casting and distribution
• Ensure the timely production and online broadcasting of the fortnightly Panoscope and Development Dilemmas (12 each a year)
• Preparing and editing support materials, such as scripts, for PRSA portal
• Attending national and international radio related meetings, conferences, forums, exhibitions, knowledge sharing events, or any other events as PRSA/PSA representative
as-and-when necessary
• Develop partnership with other national and international broadcasters to market and promote PRSA radio programmes
• Supervise the management of the studios and equipment based in Panos South Asia Media Centre radio and TV studios
• Prepare and produce PRSA and IWR projects progress reports
• Overall administration and management of the PRSA and IWR projects

Personal specifications


• A masters degree from a recognized university in any relevant discipline
• 5-7 years experience working in mainstream media reporting and editing, of which at least 2-3 years should be in broadcast media (radio) and in management position
• Experience of commissioning and producing works from journalists in South Asia
• Experience in all aspects of producing radio programmes in English
• Experience of working on South Asian and international stories
• Familiarity with South Asian and international development topics and issues
• Strong digital radio production and editing skills
• Experience of working in a busy production office
• Strong research skills
• Good team working and communication skills

• Fluency in English and preferably other South Asian languages, written, spoken and editing
• Familiar with audio editing digital software and system
• Managing digital production studios
• Supervising experience
• Project management and report writing experience

Fulltime. Initially for 12 months, with three months probation. Extendable.

As per Panos Radio South Asia Project salary policy, depending on experience and qualifications.

Application with a cover letter, a brief resume and three references can be submitted by e-mail to [email protected]. Applications should be submitted not later than15 August 2008.

Telephone inquiries will not be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Panos South Asia reserves the rights to accept or reject any applications.
Panos South Asia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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