Editor Job Opportunities – Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)

Job Title:     Editor
Organisation: Uganda
Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Printing
and Publishing Manager
About US:
Uganda Printing and Publishing
Corporation (UPPC) is a body corporate established by the UPPC Act 1992 Cap.30
as a leading Government printer mandated to provide printing and publishing
facilities to the government ministries, departments, and parastatal bodies
.private companies, individuals and organizations. The corporation prints and
publishes all government legislation and documents and undertakes security
printing works.
Job Summary: The Editor
will provide editorial and quality assurance services in accordance with established
protocols.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Working with IT section to ensure improved
    systems and databases, as well as via the internet, CD-ROMs or from paper
    manuscripts;
  • Liaising regularly with authors and publishers by phone and email;
  • Checking that authors have provided all the
    required materials and paperwork;
  • Resolving queries directly with the author,
    e.g. style and text inconsistencies;
  • Correcting spelling mistakes and grammatical errors;
  • Coding manuscripts for design features, such as
    hierarchy of headings, to instruct the production team;
  • Creating artwork briefs to detail the content
    of illustrations;
  • Ensuring that illustrations are correctly
    captioned and referred to
    in the text;
  • Producing or working to a style checklist to
    ensure consistency in hyphenation, capitalization, formatting of
    references, etc;
  • Sub-editing text written by a number of authors
    to ensure consistent house style;
  • Maintaining awareness of new words or phrases coming into
    popular usage with a view to ensuring they’re appropriate for the
    readership;
  • Discussing and resolving any potentially
    libelous sections with the commissioning editor and author;
  • Retrieving articles from archives and rearranging within publications;
  • Preparing preliminary pages for the title,
    contents and preface of a publication;
  • Overseeing the work of indexers, typesetters
    and designers; typesetting and designing layout;
  • Ensuring that publications are prepared on budget and to schedule;



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Journalism or Mass Communication or Literature or Education or Social
    Sciences or Law.
  • Possession of a qualification in Law or
    editorial studies is an added advantage.
  • Five years of working experience in a related field.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs
with CERTIFIED copies of academic transcripts and certificates, postal,
telephone, and Email address to:
Chairman, Board of Directors,
Uganda Printing and Publishing
Corporation
P.O. Box 33, Entebbe, Uganda.
NB: Please mark the
envelope with the job applied for in CAPITAL LETTERS and include applicant
names and three professional referees. 
Deadline: 29th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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