CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

 

SURNAME:                          TEMBO

FIRST NAME:                       BENEDICT

MIDDLE NAME:                   KANJOMBE

DATE OF BIRTH:                 08/05/67

SEX:                                      MALE

MARITAL STATUS:             SINGLE

CHILDREN: NIL

NATIONALITY:                      ZAMBIAN

 

 

CONTACT:             

BENEDICT K. TEMBO,

ZAMBIA DAILY MAIL,

BOX 31421,

LONGOLONGO ROAD,

LUSAKA,

ZAMBIA.

 

 

TEL: 260-1-227793-4 / 221364

MOBILE: 096-750451 (mobile)

FAX: 260 –1 - 225881/221364

 

EMAIL: [email protected] / [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] / [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

 

1985 – 1986:            Grade Eight to Grade Nine at Mpika Boys Secondary                                                  School in Mpika.

 

1987 – 1989:            Grade 10 to Grade 12 at Chizongwe Technical Secondary                                         School in Chipata.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  

1991 - 1993             

Diploma in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations (Evelyn Hone College)

 

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

July 18 - 22 1994:

Certificate in specialised reporting obtained at the Zambia Institute of Mass Communication.

 

June 21 to 26 1999:

Certificate in Sports Reporting from the Institute for Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

November 27 to 30, 2000:

Attended a four-day workshop on in Ethics in Journalism, Africa Information Afrique, Harare, Zimbabwe

 

May 6 - 9, 2002: 

Certificate in Reporting on HIV/ADS, Africa Information Afrique, Harare, Zimbabwe.

 

November 24-28, 2003 :

Attended a course for the media to better understand the need for psychosocial support for HIV-affected children in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

August 16-20, 2004:

Attended a course in Investigative Journalism at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

September 6-10, 2004:

Attended a workshop on Increased Public Debate – an Advocacy Capacity Assessment workshop organized by Pact-Zambia at Protea Hotel, Chisamba.

 

October 5-7:

Attended a EnviroMedia 2004: Southern Africa’s Environmental Journalism and Media Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

November 24-26, 2004 :

Attended a Climate workshop in Nairobi, Kenya  organized by the United Nations Environmental Programme.

December 13-17

Attended a Media and Disaster Reduction Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya organized by the UN/ISDR

 

EMPLOYMENT:

May – December 1990: Employment Clerk, Appolo Equipment, Chingola.

 

January 1994 to July 1995:

Sports Reporter (Weekly Standard Newspaper)

 

August 1995: Contributor (Zambia Daily Mail, Financial Mail and Sunday Mail)

 

February 18, 1996:            Appointed sports reporter at Zambia Daily Mail.

 

August 1999: Appointed Chief Reporter (Sports)

 

May 2000 to February 2002: Sports Editor

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Was in-charge of all sports reporters operating from Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola and Kitwe.

*           Responsible for editorial policies of the Sports Desk, analyzing and interpreting issues, which are news worthy to the public.

*           Planned for my page by daily editing all sports stories from the four stations for two pages of the Zambia Daily Mail.

*           Appraised my work force and motivating them through collective and individual meetings.

*           Writing critiques on soccer issues in one column "Soccer Review" that appears every Wednesday

*           Carrying out market survey and report competitive activities to the managing editor.

 

March 2002 to date: Deputy Production Editor

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A Production Editor is a general player and has interest or duties in all the departments.

 

On a daily basis, I coordinate and liaise with:

 

1. The Sub-Editors' Desk to ensure accuracy of the stories, headlines, and to eliminate libel as well as to make sure that stories conform to the house style; and approves the designs          for all the pages.

 

My other duties include:

2.         Coordinating and liaising with the Editorial Department - News Desk, Features Desk, Sports Desk, Sunday Mail and Financial Mail in order to expedite copy flow to ensure that deadlines are fulfilled.

 

3.         Liaising with the Marketing and Advertising Department, much more so with the Graphics Section, to ensure quality and error-free adverts.

 

4.         Liaising with Human Resources and Administration Management to ensure availability of processing and printing materials.

 

5.         Day-to-day administration of the Process Section, i.e. paste-up artists and Cameramen.

 

6.         Liaising with the Printing Section to ensure the production of a quality newspaper.

 

7.         I attend daily editorial conferences to take part in planning of the forthcoming edition and the post-mortem of the current issue in comparison to the other newspapers.

 

In a nutshell,   the Production Editor is a Quality Control Manager.

 

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

Won the best coverage of the Mosi Cup soccer tournament award in 1996.

Won the best coverage of the Mosi Cup soccer tournament award in 1997.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Board Member of Press Association of Zambia,

Member of the Foreign Correspondents Association

Member of the Investigative Reporters, Editors (IRE) in the USA

Member of the Zambia Independent Media Association

Member of the Commonwealth Press Union

Member of the International Catholic Union of the Press

Member of the OVC Media Network

Member of the African Network of Environmental Journalists

Member of the Southern African Environmental Journalists

Member of the Journalists Association Against AIDS

Forum for African Investigative Reporters

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS I WRITE FOR:

MS Kontakt Global Magazine (Denmark), United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), News Africa (London); Norad magazine Bistandsaktuelt, Kontakt World Magazine, Women in Action (Philippines), KICK-OFF Soccer Magazine (South Africa), among others.

 

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Sports Reporting, Environment, Health, Human Rights/Governance, Women and  Children's issues, Grassroot Aid and Development, International Affairs and Information and Communication technologies.

 

HOBBIES:                           

Reading, photography, travelling and writing.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English, Bemba, Nyanja, Tumbuka.

 

OTHER SKILLS:               

Inter-personal skills.

 

AMBITION:                          

To achieve professional excellence.

 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:     

Valid international passport

 

 

REFEREES:

Mr. Edem Djokotoe,

Training Editor,

The Post Newspaper,

Private Bag E352,

Lusaka

Telephone: 00-260-96 - 757418 (Mobil)

E-mail: [email protected]

 

Catherine Lenaud,

Head of Department,

Communications Faculty,

Evelyn Hone College,

P.O. 30029, Lusaka.

Telephone: 00-260-97 – 679944 (Mobil)

E-mail: [email protected]

 

Evans Milimo,

News Editor,

Zambia Daily Mail,

P.O. 31421, Lusaka.

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: 00-260-96-756581 (mobil)

221364 / 227793-4