Sub Editor Sports

Published by Jobstanzania on 11:16:00 pm

Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers,
Mwananchi, Mwanaspoti and The Citizen is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of: - Sub Editor Sports

Job Purpose:
To edit stories, write captions, place pictures and write headlines in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
  • Checking and correcting editorial copy allocated by the Chief Sub-Editor for facts, accuracy, libel, taste, house-style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity and spelling
  • 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 house-style.
  • Writes or rewrites the appropriate headline for the copy, ensuring it reflects the overriding message of the story.
  • Edits the pictures selected by the Chief Sub Editor to fit the allocated space, and writes/rewrites appropriate caption taking care not to merely state the obvious details.
  • Designs the editorial pages as directed by the Chief Sub Editor.
  • 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
  • Submits the edited copy within set deadlines.
  • ‘Editing stories aimed to be used on the social media platforms developed for breaking news to web stories.
  • Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.
Academic Qualifications:
  • University Degree/Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication or equivalent.
  • At least four years’ experience in journalism. part of which as a sub editor
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Mastery of English and Swahili grammar

How To Apply:
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed cv and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact by July 28, 2007 to:  hrm@tz.nationmedia.com

Human Resource Manager
Mwananchi Communication Ltd
P.O.Box 19754
Dar Es Salaam



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