Sub Editor Job Vacancy at Monitor Publications Ltd in Uganda


Job Title: SUB EDITOR

Reports to: DIGITAL EDITOR

Job Purpose: To edit or rewrite and publish web content submitted by various authors and ensure that this content is consistent and accurate.

Key Responsibilities:

  •     Edit or rewriting web content from reporters/ writers so that it flows or reads better and adheres to the NMG Editorial style of the Online Edition
  •     Cross check facts and sources for stories submitted to ensure they are accurate and are not libelous or go against the NMG Editorial policy
  •     Ensure that the Daily Monitor websites are up-to- date with content which is written and presented in a format that meets web usability standards (i.e. usage of keywords, meta tags, alt tags for images, etc.)
  •     Select and caption appropriate pictures and deciding where to use them for best effect Manage Picture Galleries, audio & video
  •     Archives on a weekly basis Write breaking news stories for various publishing channels i.e. Websites, SMS, Facebook, Twitter etc.
  •     Moderate online comments and continuously update the websites and all Monitor social media forums
  •     Come up with new innovations to constantly give the Daily Monitor websites the edge over its competition
  •     Assist the Internet Editor with ensuring that traffic to monitor.co.ug increases.
  •     Maintain awareness of critical online publishing platforms and trends; stay up-to-date on emerging and current technologies.

Qualifications and Experience:
  •     Diploma in Journalism.
  •     At least 3 years' experience working with large/ Complex Web site.
  •     Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required.
  •     Excellent command of English language, grammar and style. Excellent understanding of social media platforms.
  •     Excellent editorial skills with a sound knowledge of writing for the web and engaging online audiences
  •     Solid experience managing dynamic websites Experience with content management systems.
  •     Proven experience in creating, editing and managing content in a print, broadcast and online setting.
  •     Experience with multimedia software and working with editorial staff in training and usability of such software.
  •     A wide degree of creativity and team work is expected.

How to apply:

If you believe that you are our ideal candidate, please submit your application, detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number by 17th September 2012 to: The Resourcing & Talent Manage­ment Specialist, Monitor Publications Ltd. P. 0. Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda. Or you can send an email to resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com Please Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted


Deadline: 17th Sept 2012



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