Non-Civil Service Vacancy
Senior Reporter (English News and Current Affairs Section – Radio Division)
(Salary: $45,020 - $51,670 per month, depending on experience)
Entry Requirements : Candidates should have (a) (i) a Hong Kong Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; and 7 years’ experience relating to news reporting and/or news editorial work; OR (ii) an accredited associate degree / higher diploma in Journalism & Communication from a Hong Kong tertiary institution, or equivalent; and 9 years’ relevant experience; OR (iii) an accredited diploma in Journalism & Communication from a Hong Kong tertiary institution, or equivalent; and 11 years’ relevant experience; OR (iv) a pass in 2 subjects at advanced level in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination and Grade C or above in 3 other subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (which may include Level 3 or above in Chinese and English Languages), or equivalent [See the Note]; and 12 years’ relevant experience; OR (v) Level 2 or above in English Language together with 4 other subjects at Grade E or above in the HKCEE, or equivalent [See the Note]; and 13 years’ relevant experience; (b) Level 2 or above in English Language in the HKCEE, or equivalent [See the Note]; (c) good broadcasting voice; and (d) sound knowledge of public and current affairs.
[Note: “Grade C” and “Grade E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3” and “Level 2” respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.]
Duties : Responsible for performing various duties including reporting and commentating on major political stories in Hong Kong and overseas; compiling and reading news bulletins and summaries; sub-editing; supervising and training staff; performing general planning duties; and ensuring the content of news bulletins and news-related programmes is accurate, balanced and of good standard. (Note : May be required to work irregular hours / over-night shifts / on public holidays)
Terms of Appointment & Fringe Benefits: Successful candidates will be appointed on one-year-non-civil service contract terms. If the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct, the officer may be granted a gratuity which, when added together with the Government’s contribution to MPF scheme, equals 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, general holidays, annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted on terms not less favourable than the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
How to Apply: Application forms (G.F. 340 (Rev. 1/2011) / (Rev. 6/2012)) are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division of Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau Home Page on the Internet (address: http://www.csb.gov.hk) or Radio Television Hong Kong’s Internet website (http://rthk.hk/recruit/index_e.htm). Completed forms should be sent to the address as specified below on or before the closing date for application. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation within 6 weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Address and Enquiry Tel : Head / English News and Current Affairs Section, Radio Television Hong Kong, Radio Division, Broadcasting House, 30 Broadcast Drive, Kowloon. (Tel: 2337 4185)
Closing Date for Application : 18 June 2012
General Notes :
(A) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(B) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(C) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(D) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(E) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(F) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.
(G) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the above enquiry address.