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  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITAE WINSTON NELSON MWALE Zodiak Broadcasting Station Private Bag 312, Lilongwe 3. Malawi. Cell: (+265) 991 500 730 Email:, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Date of Birth: 19 April, 1970 Nationality: Malawian. EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE Seek employment in which journalism, news-writing, editing (proof reading),public relations, mobile journalism and translation skills are required. EDUCATION: LONDON SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM-UK (2012) Diploma in Journalism and News-writing * Starting Out In Journalism * What is News? * The Junior Reporter * The Senior Reporter * Filing Copy * The Evening Papers * The Nationals *Journalists and the law *Writing Features *Specialist Writing-parts 1 & 2 *The Qualified Journalist *Sub-editing and Design *Television and Radio *The Editor’s Chair UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI, CHANCELLOR COLLEGE (2008) Certificate in Television Production *Research Techniques of the media industry *Pre-Production Techniques of the media industry *Production management project *Working to a brief in the media industry *Critical Approaches to media products *Understanding the media industry
  2. 2. *Script-Writing, Shooting and. Editing Videos PEN-POINT SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, MALAWI (1998-1999) Certificate in Journalism *Introduction to Journalism *The Journalist and the Law *Journalistic Ethics *English for the Journalist *The nature of News *Techniques of News Gathering *The Structure of a News Story *News Writing Style *Reporting from the Courts *Sports Reporting *The Nature of a Feature Article *Handling various Types of Features *The Feature Writers Method *Helpful Hints for the Freelance Journalist EMPLOYMENT April 2009 up to date SUB EDITOR at Zodiak Broadcasting Station-ZBS RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Supervising, assigning and coaching all reporters and correspondents 2. Controlling all invitations of coverage both at BH and Bureaus 3. Copy tasting all stories before delivering them to the sub-editor on duty 4. Liaising on daily basis with bureaus on the day’s dairy 5. Pushing and ensuring reporters and bureau chiefs respect deadlines set for all bulletins 6. Producing bulletins in emergency times 7. Producing and editing current affairs programs and other special productions 8. Producing monthly performance reports for each reporter 9. Choosing lead stories in liaison with editors and sub-editors on duty 10. Producing weekend roster for BH and regions 11. Cultivating and maintain news sources 12. Performing any other assignments as delegated by seniors 13. Gathering and writing news – this involves the day to day work such as researching on stories, investigating and interviewing news sources. 14. Editing stories by other ZBS reporters and correspondents. 15. Writing online stories for ZBS website: www. 16. Translating reports and documents for the both ZBS and other institutions and organizations REPORTER for Global South Development Magazine
  3. 3. TEACHER 2000-2009 Worked at St. Francis Catholic Primary School in Madisi, Dowa- My duty was to teach assigned subjects at the mentioned school. Taught subjects like English Social Studies, Agriculture Life Skills Also formed extracurricular clubs at the school ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE FREELANCE JOURNALIST; January2005 to April 2009 This mainly involved gathering and writing news and features for various news papers and magazines; also worked with ZDF TV of Germany of two occasions when they were doing documentary in the country. WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:  Parliamentary Reporting (UNESCO-2009/ NATIONAL ASSEMBLY-2010)  Journalist Training on the RTS, S Malaria Vaccine Candidate (UNC Project, MVI PATH, GlaxoSmithKline, 2010)  Refugees, Human Rights and UNHCR (UNHCR & MISA MALAWI-2010)  HIV & AIDS Communication Skills (Business Coalition Against HIV& AIDS-2010)  ‘NUMBERS IN THE NEWSROOM’ (Population Reference Bureau-2011)  Child Rights Reporting (Media Council of Malawi & UNICEF- 2011)  Broadcasting Ethics and Conflict Reporting Skills (Malawi Institute of Journalism and Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority-2012)  Farmer Program e-Course (Farm Radio International (2012)  Budget Analysis for the Water Sector(WaterAid Malawi 2013)  Training in Investigative in the Data Age, Social Media, Mobile Journalism by the Knight Centre for Journalism in the Americas(2013/2014)  Training in Mobile Journalism by Thomson Reuters Foundation(2014) AWARDS 1. Media Institute of Southern Africa Human Rights Journalist of the Year-electronic (2012/13) 2. Media Institute of Southern Africa of the Year-electronic best in HIV, Malaria and TB reporting (2012)
  4. 4. 3. Media Institute of Southern Africa of the Year-electronic best in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (2013) 4. Media Institute of Southern Africa of the Year-electronic best in Development for Partnership (2014) 4. Zodiak Broadcasting Station Journalist of the Year (2012 and 2013). 5. Most Hardworking Employee at Zodiak Broadcasting Station Newsroom(2014) ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND INTERESTS Languages: Proficient in English and Chichewa; knowledge of Zulu/Ndebele & Shona Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Office packages and Internet Explorer; Adobe Audition, video editing software Hobbies: General reading, writing, watching movies, playing football, traveling Translation: Have skills in translation: so far have done works for organizations like Farmers Union of Malawi, Association for Secular Humanism, and other organizations. REFEREES 1. Executive Director Malawi Economic Justice Network Dalitso Kubalasa Cell: +265 888 897 122/+265 999 897 122 Email: 2. Executive Director Civil Society Coalition for Quality Education Mr. Benedicto Kondowe Cell: 0999613751/0888613751 Email: 3. The Director London School of Journalism, PO Box 1745, Bath BA2 6YE, 126 Shirland Road, London W9 2BT, UK Tel: +44 (01225)444774