Description

The Nation Media Group (NMG) founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 has become the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. It has been quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since the early 1970s. As the leading multi-media house in the East African region, it has print as well as electronic media and the Internet which attracts a reg…
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News Editor TEA

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience6 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldMedia / Advertising / Branding 

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the jobholder will be responsible for the coordination of news gathering operations of The East African, ensuring that the coverage is competitive and comprehensive in both print and digital platforms and that the written copy meets established editorial objectives, journalistic ethics, house style and is delivered within set deadlines.

Key responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of the editorial content of the news pages;
  • Maintaining a diary of events;
  • Taking up big news assignment and filing stories;
  • Assessing the political, social and economic climate and anticipating likely developments for coverage;
  • Briefing reporters and advising them on coverage and the writing of stories;
  • Enforcing deadlines and productivity targets for the Reporters;
  • Reviewing the written stories to ensure that they meet editorial objectives, house style and journalistic ethics;
  • Liaising with the Managing Editor, Assistant Editor and Chief Sub-Editor to choose the main stories of the day/week, writing or re-writing them;
  • Ensuring delivery of digital content; and
  • Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

Qualifications, Experience & skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Relevant professional qualifications;
  • Ability to write exclusive stories based on interviews and complex business reports;
  • Six (6) years of relevant work and supervisory experience;
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organisation;
  • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
  • Possess analytical and administrative skills;
  • Possess people management skills.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Nation Media Group on career.staffingsoft.com to apply