Nation Media Group Sub Editor Jobs in Uganda

Nation Media Group Sub Editor Jobs in Uganda



  • Monitor Publications Limited, a Nation Media Group Company is Uganda's most influential media house, operating The Daily Monitor, Saturday Monitor and Sunday Monitor newspapers. 93.3KFM, 90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.

  • We are looking for a qualified and experienced results oriented professional to fill the following vacancy. -

    Sub Editor

    Job Purpose

  • To edit stories, write captions, place pictures and write headlines in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Checks and corrects editorial copy allocated by the Chief Sub Editor for facts, accuracy, taste, house-style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity and spellings

  • Subs copy to fit allocated space without distorting facts or dispensing with the salient points.

  • Re-writes the copy as necessary for simplicity, clarity and style

  • Writes or rewrites the appropriate headline for the copy, ensuring it reflects the overriding message of the story.

  • Edits the pictures selected by the Chief Sub Editor to fit the allocated space, and writes/rewrites appropriate caption taking care not to merely state the obvious details.

  • Submits the edited copy to the Chief Sub Editor within set deadlines.

  • Designs the editorial pages as directed by the Chief Sub Editor.

  • Checks all headlines, captions, pictures, copy text and page logos and all other page elements to sign the pages within set deadlines.

  • Checks the printed soft copy and corrects any errors and signs off the pages to go to press

  • Achieves agreed targets:

  • Deadlines
    Control
    Zero tolerance

  • Customer Service 24 hour turnaround for resolution of complaints

    Qualifications & Experience

    Academic

  • University Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an accredited institution

    Professional

  • Diploma in Journalism

    Experience

  • At least 1 - 3 years journalism experience and demonstrated writing and editing experience in a newsroom

    Core Competencies

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with good understanding of editorial practices, writing and editing requirements in a busy newsroom

  • Must have a good eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.

  • Good understanding of In-Design

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop

  • Computer literate; experience with Mac software an added advantage

  • Strong interpersonal skills & communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Demonstrable and proven experience in meeting deadlines

  • Strong Proposal writing abilities

  • A results oriented attitude

  • High personal standards

    How to Apply

  • If you believe that you are our ideal candidate, please submit your application, detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 24* January 2020 to:

  • resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com

  • Please Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted


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