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Ghetto Mirror Coordinator Job in Kenya

Ghetto Mirror Coordinator
Grade: 2.3
Section: Business Services
Department: Marketing & Communications
Location / Work station: Kibera
Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM and weekends as needed
Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer
Direct reports: N/A
To be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Ghetto Mirror publication and providing necessary support for the staff and writers; with the overarching goal of supporting the realization of SHOFCO’s vision and strategic goals.


·         Prepare an Editorial Policy tailored to The Ghetto Mirror.
·         Edit drafts of articles to ensure accuracy of information; grammatical accuracy and logical flow.
·         Ensure articles adhere to copyright standards or do not go against SHOFCO’s mission and policies.
·         Proofread and double check final copy of publication before printing.
·         Work hand in hand with the Marketing Officer and the Graphic Designer to support, mentor and assist the writers in journalism skills.
·         Work with staff and writers in assigning topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage and ensure strict deadlines are met.
·         Implement plan to make The Ghetto Mirror become financially independent.
·         Prepare material for and administer weekly mentorship meetings.
·         Develop linkages with professional journalists that would be willing to train/mentor writers.
·         Recruit new writers from other areas and work closely with different writers.
·         Develop activities and programs to keep writers motivated and increase quality of writing.
·         Maintain the social media platform and guide writers to collect materials to continuously keep social media updated.
·         Look for writers’ capacity gaps and coordinate with management to bridge those gaps.
·         Prepare work plan, action plan and budget for the publication.


·         Diploma in Journalism or any other related field
·         Qualification in Marketing, PR, Communication is desirable
·         At least 3 years’ experience in editing newspapers or other publications
·         Experience working with youth
·         Extensive social media knowledge
Functional Skills:
·         Articulating information
·         Checking things
·         Adopting practical approaches
·         Managing tasks
·         Convincing people
·         Thinking positively
·         Embracing change
·         Upholding standards
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, quoting their current and expected salaries.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us no later than 8th January 2018.

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