Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers, Mwananchi, The Citizen and Mwanaspoti is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of:
Sub Editors (2 Posts) .
To edit stories, write captions, place pictures and write headlines in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines ..
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
Checks and corrects editorial copy allocated by the
Chief Sub-Editor for facts, accuracy, taste, house- style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity and spellings
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 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.
Submits the edited copy to the Chief Sub-Editor within set deadlines.
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,
To achieve agreed targets:
Sub all stories for the day within set deadlines
Deadlines control: Zero tolerance
Customer service: 24 hour turn around for resolution of complaints
Qualifications and Experience:
Academic : Basic University Degree in Journalism
Professional: Post-graduate Diploma, or Diploma in Journalism.
Experience : 3 – 5 years journalistic working experience,
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 August 27 2015 to;
Human Resources Manager,
Mwananchi Communications Ltd,
P. O. B0X 19754.
Dar es Salaam,
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
MCL is an equal opportunity employer