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Stephen Kirker
Presenter-Producer , State Owned Enterprise
Johannesburg, South Africa
Seasoned journalist and radio broadcaster wanting to apply my knowledge and strengths in development/aid advocacy and communication.

Honours graduate in media and journalism working towards obtaining a Master’s degree.

In various on and off air roles I have developed skills in planning, researching, effectively interviewing diverse people, scripting and presenting of wide ranging topics
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Professional Experience:
I am currently employed as a night time music programme presenter and news reader at SAFM, a public service radio station that is part of the SABC.

I have also been a current affairs and sport programme anchor. This has meant I have covered a broad range of topics with very diverse news makers,, something which has taught me how valuable my empathy is in relating to different people.

Prior to my full time move to SAFM I was the technical supervisor at Channel Africa, the international broadcaster of the SABC. Apart from recording, editing and broadcast control duties responsibilities included staff complement management, studio and recording equipment access control and maintenance as well as training of technicians and journalists.

I began my association with Channel Africa while a part-time presenter/producer at 5FM, one of the SABC’s commercial radio stations. I presented a weekend music programme for nine years after starting as a volunteer. I was also involved in studio production, scripting and editing of entertainment inserts, ad hoc sailing reporting and traffic news production.

My first full-time work experience was as a Learner Official and then Geological Officer with Vaal Reefs and Exploration and mining company limited. This began while I was studying towards my diploma and provided valuable experience in managing inter-personal relationships.
I completed a BA Honours in Journalism and Media Studies (July 2016) at the University of Witwatersrand and am now enrolled for Masters.

My first tertiary qualification was the National Higher Diploma in Economic Geology, which I completed at the University of Johannesburg in 1990.

I was schooled in Swaziland at Waterford Ka-Mhlaba, a United World College. This is where I passed the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge GCE O levels.

I have also attended the following short courses:
Advanced Interviewing techniques at SABC 2002
RAB-1 Sound engineering at SABC 1995
Elementary and Intermediate courses at School of Broadcasting 1992
Advanced Supervision at CMTC 1992
Investigative Journalism at Wits University 2016
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Afrikaans
    South Africa , United Kingdom
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