Assistant Editor Nation Africa Media Division

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Nation Media Group, the leading multi-media house in East & Central Africa is searching to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the following positions in the Nation Africa Media Division.

Nation Media Group is looking for talented, innovative and enthusiastic journalists with proven writing, editing, and production abilities and sound knowledge of current affairs.

Assistant Editor

The Assistant Editor Shall be in-charge of day-to-day work and editorial leadership on the coverage of Northern Africa and the Maghreb for NMG’s Africa news portal AND Africa newspaper pullout meant for international distribution.

Duties:

  • To develop innovative ideas and story angles from news events in Northern Africa and the Maghreb;
  • To liaise with and coordinate the work of NMG’s network of correspondents and bureaus in the region; and
  • To ensure NMG’s Africa portal is constantly updated with news and developments from Northern Africa and the Maghreb.
  • To write a blog and moderate online discussions on the region.

    Requirement:

  • First degree in journalism, and any other degree with a diploma in journalism;
  • Must have been a sub-editor or senior writer with a reputable media company for at least one year;
  • Have a multimedia background, or show aptitude to learn how to work with websites and video online;
  • Experience in a newsroom or media-related work outside Kenya, especially Northern Africa, will be an added advantage;
  • Be fluent and competent in English, and have a working knowledge of either French or Arabic;
  • Demonstrate ability to lead a small multi-national team.

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing a detailed CV, a covering letter, one passport photograph, a sample of your two best works (either print, video or audio, copies of academic testimonials, names of three referees, proof of naturalization if not originally Kenyan and daytime telephone contacts quoting the job reference on the envelope to:

    africajobs[at]nation.co.ke

    Deadline: 19th June 2009

    For more information and application, visit: Assistant Editor Nation Africa Media Division Website

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