Editor Jobs at Monitor Publications – Uganda

Position Title: Sub Editor – Kampala, Uganda
Monitor Publications Ltd
Reports to: Chief 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

Qualifications & Experience:
·         Basic University Degree and/or professional qualification in journalism.
·         At least three years working experience
·         Strong writing and editing skills
·         Ability to work in a stressful, deadline-oriented environment
·         Proficiency in Word, Photoshop, Indesign and, preferably, Illustrator
·         General knowledge of and an interest in local and world events
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 3rd August 2012 to: The Human Resource Manager, Monitor Publications Ltd. P.O.Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send an email to hr@ug.nationmedia.com
Please Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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