Nation Media Parliamentary and Political Affairs Editor Jobs in Kenya

Reporting to the Head of Content, the Parliamentary and Political Affairs Editor will be responsible for the coordination and management of the coverage of parliamentary proceedings and political events, ensuring that the team continuously generates enough quality and strong legislative and political content that conforms to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Key responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of the parliamentary and political content of the newspaper;
  • Maintaining relations with news sources such as legislators, political leaders and party officials;
  • Assessing the political climate and anticipating likely developments for coverage;
  • Briefing and guiding reporters on coverage and writing of stories;
  • Ensuring that section reporters write stories and deliver them within the set deadlines;
  • Reviewing the written stories to ensure that they meet editorial objectives, house style and journalistic ethics;
  • Working in liaison with the Head of Content and Chief Sub Editor to choose the main parliamentary and political stories of the day/week, writing or re-writing them;
  • Checking the written stories to ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
  • Mentoring reporters, monitoring their productivity and general content and appraising their performance;
  • Participating in product
    development meetings;
  • Writing editorials on parliamentary and political matters;
  • Ensuring delivery of digital content; and
  • Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

    Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in Journalism;
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience;
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organisation;
  • Ability to analyse and simplify complex reports for our audiences; and
  • Analytical skills;
  • Ability to supervise a team.

    Application Procedures

    If you meet the above criteria, apply online at on or before July 31st, 2018.

    Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.

    For more information and job application details, see; Nation Media Parliamentary and Political Affairs Editor Jobs in Kenya

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