Product Editor - Seeds of Gold Job Placement - Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Features Editor – Weekend

About MPL:
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, 93.3KFM, 90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.

Job Summary: The Product Editor - Seeds Of Gold will primarily coordinate compilation and publication of the Seeds of Gold magazine and ensure its content is written and edited to meet journalistic ethics, editorial objectives, house-style and within set deadlines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for content of the Seeds of Gold magazine in line with MPL’s editorial line
  • Renders technical support in the preparation and realization of long-term and short-term plans regarding the magazine based on continuing consultations with the Features Editor - Weekend
  • Conceptualizes story ideas, develops and discusses them with writers
  • Selects stories that are interesting, relevant and informative to the target group
  • Assigns writers to carry out research, interviews and compile stories
  • Ensures the stories are edited to meet journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house-style
  • Supervises the design and layout work for the magazine to ensure that it is attractive and appealing to readers
  • Ensures the pages are delivered to the press within set deadlines
  • Reviews product performance through market research done and develops new content to satisfy readers’ demands
  • Work closely with editorial graphic designers regarding magazines design and format
  • Seeks external sources of information/contributors; orders and receives external contributions 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the MPL Product Editor - Seeds of Gold job placement should hold a University Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an accredited institution.
  • Diploma in Journalism
  • A minimum of five years of journalism experience and demonstrated writing and editing experience in a newsroom, with two years’ experience in an Editor position
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with good understanding of editorial practices, writing and editing requirements in a busy newsroom
  • Keen 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 provide vision to the department
  • Ability to track, review and manage team performance effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly 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 via E-mail to:

NB: Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 7th June 2017

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