Journalism Career Jobs at Monitor – Sub-Editor

Job Title: Sub Editor
Location: Uganda
Monitor Publications Limited, a Nation Media Group Company is Uganda’s most influential media house, operating The Daily Monitor and Sunday Monitor news­papers, 93.3KFM, 90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.
We wish to recruit qualified and experienced profession­als to fill the vacancy above
Sub Editor
Reports to: Digital Editor
Job Purpose: To edit or rewrite and publish web content submitted by various authors and ensure that this content is consistent and accurate.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities include:-
  • Edit or rewriting web content from reporters/ writers so that it flows or reads better and adheres to the NMG Editorial style of the Online Edition
  • Cross check facts and sources for stories submitted to ensure they are accurate and are not libelous or go against the NMG Editorial policy
  • Ensure that the Daily Monitor websites are up-to- date with content which is written and presented in a format that meets web usability standards (i.e. usage of keywords, meta tags, alt tags for images, etc.)
  • Select and caption appropriate pictures and deciding where to use them for best effect Manage Picture Galleries, audio & video
  • Archives on a weekly basis Write breaking news stories for various publishing channels i.e. Websites, SMS, Facebook, Twitter etc.
  • Moderate online comments and continuously update the websites and all Monitor social media forums
  • Come up with new innovations to constantly give the Daily Monitor websites the edge over its competition
  • Assist the Internet Editor with ensuring that traffic to increases.
  • Maintain awareness of critical online publishing platforms and trends; stay up-to-date on emerging and current technologies.
Academic Qualifications and Experience:
  • Diploma in Journalism.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with large/ Complex Web site.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required.
  • Excellent command of English language, grammar and style.
  • Excellent understanding of social media platforms.
  • Excellent editorial skills with a sound knowledge of writing for the web and engaging online audiences
  • Solid experience managing dynamic websites
  • Experience with content management systems.
  • Proven experience in creating, editing and managing content in a print, broadcast and online setting.
  • Experience with multimedia software and working with editorial staff in training and usability of such software.
  • A wide degree of creativity and team work is expected.
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 17th September 2012 to: The Resourcing & Talent Manage­ment Specialist, Monitor Publications Ltd. P. 0. Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send an email to Please Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted
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