Editor Jobs – Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Job Title:      Editor
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
The
incumbent shall be overall in-charge of the Monitor Publications Limited Features
section and leads strategic content planning for the section, commission
writers and correspondents; and work closely with the team to execute in-depth
feature stories and select articles for magazine issues in order to meet and
exceed set targets and objectives.
·       
The role
shall supervise the features Product Editors in charge of the magazines and
writers and shall be responsible for their performance to ensure that features
content is of high quality in terms of professionalism and timeliness.
·       
The incumbent
shall attend editorial conferences and oversee the sourcing, generation,
processing and publication of features content across the daily and weekend
editions and ensures that the content is in line with the NMG Editorial Policy
Guidelines, meets journalistic ethics, editorial objectives, house style and
libel free.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicants for the role will typically have a university degree and strong
journalism skills, including experience in managing teams, preferably in a
newsroom.
·       
Knowledge
of and passion for features is highly desirable as is familiarity with
multimedia story-telling formats and a willingness to innovate and lead with
conviction and enthusiasm.
Core Competencies
·       
Excellent
writing and editing skills, with good understanding of editorial practices,
writing and editing requirements in a busy newsroom
·       
Good
knowledge of general and current affairs
·       
Must
have a good eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation
skills.
·       
Good
organizational skills and ability to work effectively with the team and collate
material from multiple sources
·       
Ability
to track, review and manage team performance effectively
·       
Strong
interpersonal skills & communication skills
·       
Very
strong analytical skills
·       
Strong
writing and reporting skills
·       
Innovative
and creative
·       
Flexible
and agile
·       
Drive
for results
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, detailed
CVs and academic documents with daytime telephone number(s) via Email to resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com
Deadline: 20th March 2020
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