Online Editor Job at Monitor Publications

Job Title: Online Editor
About Monitor:
Monitor Publications Limited, A Nations Media Group Company operates Uganda’s most influential media house boosting of the Daily Monitor, Sunday Monitor newspapers, 93.3 & KFM Radio Stations, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.
Job Summary:  Manage daily editorial selection and editing the Monitor Publications Ltd Online content. This Job is pivotal to enforcing the delivery of the content to a global audience particularly on the Internet, SMS and electronic media and ensuring value is added with breaking news and news updates in a timely manner.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Re-copy taste editorial content from the monitor , headlines and captions for facts , accuracy , taste , house-style, language use, clarity, details and objectivity
  • Edits copy to appropriate length, clarity and style without distorting facts or dispensing with salient points
  • Selects and edits pictures and write /re-writes appropriate captions to enhance their quality.
  • Ensure proper layout of copy and pictures in the web pages.
  • Modify stores to suit international audience
  • Ensure timely online publications and sign offs
  • Update articles regularly
  • Develop and maintain the Daily monitor websites when the news breaks.
  • Respond timely to complaints, feedback and suggestions from all website users.
  • Initiate and develop content for the Monitor website and All Online products and services.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Basic University Degree
  • Diploma in Journalism
  • 3 to 5 years working experience in a newsroom
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with good understanding of online writing and editing requirements such as the use of keywords, hyperlinks and navigation.
  • Have good eye for detail with excellent taste in spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Good organizational skills & ability to effectively work in teams and collect web content from several resources.
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Shrewd deadline meeting skills
  • Adaptability to change and willingness to learn new opportunities.
  • Good Social Media expertise with excellent understanding of latest trends in media and web analytics.
  • Ability to strategize and align priorities
How to apply: 
If you believe that you are our ideal candidate for this job, Please submit your application with a
detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number.

Resourcing and Talent Management Specialist,
Monitor Publications Ltd . P. O. Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 8th April, 2013

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