New Vision Journalism Jobs – Sub Editor ETOP

Job Title: Sub Editor
ETOP
Organisation: The New
Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Editor ETOP
About New Vision:
The Vision Group incorporated
as the New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited (NVPPCL), started
business in March 1986. It is a multimedia business housing newspaper,
magazines, internet publishing, television, radio broadcasting, commercial
printing, advertising and distribution services. NVPPCL is listed on the Uganda
Stock Exchange, with an expected turnover of over UGX 60 billion (FY
2010/2011).
Job Summary:  The Sub Editor ETOP will mainly edit stories
and design pages in line with the Etop strategy to make the newspaper
value-for-money, self-sustaining and profitable, while advancing society.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Edit
    stories in standard grammar and ensure that they are balanced and fair and
    suit Etop’s house-style and editorial policy. The copy must, therefore, be
    free of libel and inaccuracies, logical, coherent and appealing to
    readers, and make the newspaper credible and authoritative.
  • Where
    necessary, the incumbent will re-write, crop, restructure and re-angle the
    story in consultation with writers and senior editors.
  • Write
    catchy headlines and captions that suit the stories and photos; and
    attract I readers.
  • Coach
    and provide constructive feedback to the writers to ensure stories are
    multi-sourced, balanced, up-to-date,     and
    complete and suit Etop’s style and editorial policy
  • Responsible
    for novel design to ensure it appears attractive and easy to navigate
    pages that enhance the reader-friendly house-style, in order to maximise
    use of the valuable space available on each page.
  • Meet
    both individual and section deadlines to ensure that pages are delivered
    to the Production Department in time.
  • Actively
    participate in reviewing the newspaper and proof-reading to eliminate
    repetitions, typos, general errors, and to improve content.     
  • Place
    the right adverts on the page correctly and alert supervisors in case of
    any alterations.
  • Save
    pages on the appropriate network folders for easy access by Website,
    Production, the Editors and other stakeholders.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Good Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication,
    Literature in English or any relevant field from a recognized University
  • Three years’ experience in working as a journalist.
  • Proficiency
    in written and spoken Ateso.
  • Computer
    literacy skills especially in Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop and
    in-design,
  • Possess
    the ability to work under tight deadlines.
How to Apply:
All those reeling to work in
Uganda’s leading media house, The New Vision, should send applications to:
Chief Human Resources Officer, The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company
Ltd. P.O. Box 9815, Kampala, Uganda or deliver to their front desk at the main
reception.
Deadline: 16th February 2015

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