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Editorial Assistant Job Vacancy in Kenya

A globally renowned travel and tourism publisher is looking for an Editorial Assistant to add to its already existing team of writers and journalists.
Individuals Requirements:
§  University or Media school graduate with degree.
§  Minimum 3yrs experience in journalism.
§  Aged between 27 – 35
§  Have a passion for writing, especially travel and hospitality related articles.
§  Good knowledge of photography and proficient with handling and taking excellent photos with digital camera.
§  Self-motivated, excellent communication skills, adheres to deadlines, understands team concept and works well with other members of the team
§  Must be proficient with e-mail, internet, MS Word, MS Excel and Powerpoint.
§  Contact potential advertisers via e-mail, telephone or personally visiting them.

§  Excellent with carrying out interviews.
§  Expected to help ideate, work on story structure, and elevate the standards of stories that run in the publication – whether it’s suggestions for text, layouts, and overall packaging
§  The candidate will also be expected to manage and edit dedicated sections within the magazine.
§  The candidate must have a strong understanding of and command over the contemporary international English magazine style, with impeccable grammar and spelling; an exceptional attention to detail; first-rate line-editing and rewriting skills; excellent proofreading skills
§  Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
§  Highly developed organizational skills.
§  Ability to work well under pressure and meet publishing deadlines.
§  Able to work long hours to meet deadlines.
§  Own laptop with 24hr Internet Access
§  Mobile phone (own airtime).
§  Able to travel at any time without any obligations.
§  The Assistant Editor will report into the Managing Editor.
Only serious candidates need apply.
Interested candidates should provide *Covering letters, *CV’s, *recommendation letters & certificates (stating minimum requirements shown above) at the earliest, by email to: (Subject: Editorial Assistant LNT),  as well as providing hard copies (not hand written) to P.O. Box 38086 00623, Nairobi – not later than 20th September 2011. Good luck!!

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