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Editor Job in Kenya - The Catholic Mirror


Waumini Communications Limited, the holding company for communications and media projects of the Catholic Church in Kenya, is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill the following position:
 
Editor - The Catholic Mirror
 
The position is based in Nairobi. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Editor will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the newspaper, determining the editorial content according to policy and leading the Newspaper team to ensure they meet the key objectives of the paper in terms of output, readership and revenue generation.
 

Qualifications, skills and experience
  • A bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism from a recognised university. A post-graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Over three years experience in a busy media organization, most preferably in a management role at a newspaper or magazine.
Key Responsibilities
  • Plan the content of publications in accordance with laid-down guidelines and policies to determine the publications content.
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
  • Follow up all editorial timelines to ensure that deadlines are met and verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Write brief article summaries to aid the reporters in the selection of monthly ‘Top Stories’, ensuring applicability to the reading public.
  • Develop feedback mechanisms that will invite contribution from the reading public
  • Receive all submission of news articles, features, photographs and any other content gathered by the support staff for editing and approval.
  • Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.
For more information, visit our jobs/careers on our website:www.catholicchurch.or.ke
 
Applications enclosing detailed CVs with three referees and full contact details should be addressed to:
 
The Managing Director
Waumini Communications Limited
P.O. Box 13475 – 00800 
Nairobi
 
Or preferably email to: hr@catholicchurch.or.ke
 
So as to reach us on or before 25th February, 2013

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