Radio Scriptwriter Consultant at Ubongo. Ubongo is building brains and building change for families across Africa through fun edutainment on accessible technologies. We’re a social enterprise founded and based in Dar es Salaam, and we broadcast our shows Akili and Me and Ubongo Kids across the continent. We’re getting ready to expand our offices and operations into new markets, so we’re looking for energetic and self-starting new Ubongoers to join the team as we grow. Working here won’t be easy, but it will challenge and excite you, with lots of responsibility, plenty of fun, and the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of kids every day.We’re looking for a creative and skilled Radio Scriptwriter to brainstorm and write fun, educational stories with us for Ubongo Learning projects including but not limited to series and client projects.

SOME OF YOUR TASKS WILL BE:

  • Brainstorm and outline story ideas for Ubongo Kids, Akili and Me, client projects and any future Ubongo Learning shows, working both individually and with the pre-production team.
  • Scriptwriting fun, engaging and educational stories that kids and families will love that guide kids to learn and love learning, ensuring quality verbal representation of story and learning objectives.
  • Translation of any written content when needed.
  • Write song lyrics, treatments, reports, blogs and other materials as needed.
  • Improve Ubongo’s writing and storytelling through continuous reviews, learning and experimentation — always writing from a child-centric perspective and utilizing user testing to inform and inspire stories and learning.
  • Help improve team efficiency by cooperating with existing workflows, including but not limited to user testing and production review, and making suggestions for improvements.
  • Maintaining and growing the brand of Ubongo Learning, Ubongo Kids and Akili and Me through your stories and songs.
  • Review content (during production meetings or as point person) at all stages of production (script, storyboard, animatic, animation)
  • Stay current with trends in children’s media and education to inform content development.
  • Prototype of content as needed.

TO BE A MATCH, YOU’LL NEED TO:

  • Be self-motivated and possess a high level of responsibility to complete tasks in a timely manner and make significant progress without direct supervision
  • Take ownership of projects including debriefing with team members.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Learn new software and research techniques as needed.
  • Be flexible in adjusting to new work related requirements as they arise.
  • Relate to kids and be able to see things from a child’s eye.
  • Have familiarity with aspects of education and children.
  • Be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Minimum Diploma or BA degree in any field involving essay or creative writing or
  • Proof of creative writing skills including but not limited to scripts, books, portfolio of essays, grant applications etc
  • 1 year’s experience of working in a similar environment.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, Google docs, internet and electronic media
  • Strong research skills and the ability to translate complex concepts into accessible content for children.
  • Creativity and imagination to develop original ideas and characters.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Passion for education and a genuine interest in creating content that inspires and empowers children.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in radio or audio production.
  • Familiarity with educational standards and curriculum.
  • Background in child development or education.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: EOD Wednesday, 21st February, 2024.

Phew! You made it through that. The good thing is that there are also perks, like delicious healthy lunch at the office and you get to watch cartoons at work.

APPLY USING THIS ONLINE FORM. Please note that only applicants who apply using this online form will be considered. Those who come directly to the office with a CV or who email their CV to us will simply be referred back to this online form.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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