Retained Sub Editor-Online Job Careers – Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Job Title:      Retained
Sub Editor-Online
Organisation: Monitor
Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Monitor Publications
Limited (MPL),  a Nation Media Group Company is Uganda’s most influential
media house, operating The Daily Monitor, Saturday Monitor and Sunday Monitor
newspapers, 93.3 KFM, 90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business
Directory.
Job Summary:  The Retained Sub Editor-Online will compile
and edit relevant and appropriate breaking news and other content from MPL’s
news channels including the print, radio and digital, repackage it where
necessary and post it on the website for online clients..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Checks
and corrects selected editorial copy, headlines and captions for facts,
accuracy, taste, house—style, language use, clarity, details and objectivity
                    
Edits
copy to appropriate length, clarity and style without distorting facts or
dispensing with salient points
                    
Selects
and edits pictures and write/re—writes appropriate captions to enhance their
quality
                    
Ensure
that online content is written and presented in a format that meets web
usability standards (i.e. usage of keywords, meta tags, alt tags forjmages,
etc.)
                    
Ensures
proper laying out of copy and pictures/graphics in web pages
                    
Tailors
stories to reflect interests of international audience
                    
Responds
to feedback, complaints and suggestions from online readers
                    
Constantly
updates the Website
                    
Implementation
of design and editorial content, programming of interactive interface elements
like chartrooms, Forum and Opinion Polls
                    
Editing
Sound clips for online streaming
                    
Structuring
and maintaining an Audio Archive
                    
Removes
unnecessary details from copy and ensures that the stories are tree of libel
                    
Edits
and uploads videos on online platforms



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate must hold a University Degree in Mass Communication or any
related field from an accredited institution. Professional: Diploma in Journalism
                    
Three
years of journalism experience and demonstrated writing and editing experience
in a newsroom
                    
Excellent
writing and editing skills, with good understanding of online writing and
editing requirements such as the use of keywords, hyperlinks and navigation
                    
Must
have a good eye for detail, with excellent spelling. grammar and punctuation
skills.
                    
Advanced
Computer skills and experience in web programming, IT and multimedia
                    
Deadline
oriented
                    
Proven
competency / experience with Tech Savvy
                    
Good
understanding of social media
                    
Search
engine optimization
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, detailed
CVs and academic documents with daytime telephone number(s) addressed to:
The Head of Human
Resource,
Monitor Publications
Ltd.,
P.O. Box 12141,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com
Deadline: 3rd May 2019
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