2 Entry Level Journalism Career Opportunities – Sub-Editors at Monitor Publications Limited

Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Universal Desk Editor
About US
Monitor Publications Limited, a Nation
Media Group Company is one of Uganda’s most influential media houses, operating
The Daily Monitor, Saturday Monitor and Sunday Monitor newspapers, 93.3KFM,
90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.
Job Summary:  The Sub-Editor will edit stories, write
captions, place pictures and write headlines in conformity with Journalistic
ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Regularly
checks and corrects editorial copy allocated by the Universal Desk 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
·        
The
job holder writes or rewrites the appropriate headline for the copy, ensuring
it reflects the overriding message of the story.
·        
In
charge of editing the pictures selected by the Universal Desk Editor to fit the
allocated space, and writes/rewrites appropriate caption taking care not to
merely state the obvious details.
·        
Sends
the edited copy to the Universal Desk Editor within set deadlines.
·        
In
charge of designing the editorial pages as directed by the Universal Desk
Editor.
·        
Regularly
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:
·        
Sub
all assigned stories for the day within set deadlines
·        
Deadlines
control: Zero tolerance
·        
Customer
service: 24 hour turnaround for resolution of complaints      
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Sub-Editor career opportunities should hold a
University Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an accredited
institution.
·        
At
least 1-3 years’ journalism experience and demonstrated writing and editing
experience in a newsroom.
·        
Excellent
writing and editing skills, with
good understanding of editorial practices, writing and editing requirements in
a busy newsroom
·        
Keen
eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
·        
Good
understanding of InDesign
·        
Working
knowledge of Photoshop
·        
Computer
literate; experience with Mac software an added advantage
·        
Excellent
interpersonal skills & communication skills
·        
Possess
the 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: 
All candidates who wish to join the Media
industry in the aforementioned capacity should send their applications,
detailed CVs and academic documents with daytime telephone numbers to: The
Resourcing & Talent Management Specialist, Monitor Publications Ltd. P.O.
Box 12141, Kampala, and Uganda. Or you can send via email to:
resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com
NB:
Please Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 19th May, 2015

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