Monday, July 17, 2017

Sub Editor Sports


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:

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