Fresher Sub-Editor, Bukedde Job Careers – Vision Group

Job Title:       Sub-Editor, Bukedde
Organisation: Vision
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
Sub Editor, Bukedde
About US:
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
Job Summary: The
Sub-Editor, Bukedde will edit stories and design compelling pages in order to
attract readers and advertisers ultimately resulting into circulation and
revenue growth.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Edit stories in compliance with the newspaper’s house-style and
    editorial policy so as to ensure credibility and reader appeal.
  • Ensure that the copy is free of libel and inaccuracies to avoid
    legal suits and uphold company credibility,
  • Design attractive and easy-to-navigate pages that appeal to the
    reader in order to grow copy sales and increase readership.
  • Determine the appropriate photos, graphics and other illustrations
    by liaising with the Photo Editor and resource center to make stories more
    understandable and appealing to the reader.
  • Peer review, proof-read and double-check own and fellow sub-editors’
    pages to eliminate typos, general errors, content that may be in bad taste
    and ensure the headlines best reflect the articles.
  • Manage deadlines by ensuring that pages, both at individual and
    section level, are produced and delivered to prepress within prescribed
    deadlines in order to grow copy sales.
  • Coach and interact with reporters to give them feedback on their
    stories in order to minimize errors and help them write print- ready
  • Identify opportunities to engage the audience using different social
    media platforms such as SMS, Facebook and Twitter to grow online audiences
    and interactivity
  • Edit and upload stories, pictures, and videos to the website to grow
    online audiences.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Sub Editor, Bukedde must hold a Degree or Diploma in Mass
    Communication /Journalism/Education/Arts/Social Sciences
  • One to two years of working experience in a print media company
  • Proficient in the Luganda language both written and spoken
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficient in the use of computer packages; MS Office, In-design,
    Photoshop, illustrator
  • In-depth understanding of journalism ethics
  • Vast knowledge in local and foreign news/ trends
  • Appreciation of Art
Behavioral Competences:
  • Team player
  • High Integrity
  • Good communication (oral & written) skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Results oriented
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Quick decision making and judgment
  • Work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and for long hours
  • Flexible and highly receptive to change
How to Apply:
All those reeling to
work in Uganda’s leading media house, Vision Group, should send applications
and updated CVs to: Chief Human Resources Officer, The New Vision Printing and
Publishing Company Ltd. P.O. Box 9815, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 31st May 2018
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