Journalism Career Jobs – Deputy News Editor at Monitor Publications Limited

Job Title: Deputy News Editor
Organisation: Monitor
Publications Limited
Reports to:  News Editor
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About 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: The Deputy News
Editor will lend a hand to the News Editor in coordinating news gathering
operations, obtaining well researched and most up to date reports on daily
events and ensure written copy meets established editorial objectives,
journalistic ethics, house style and is delivered within set deadlines.
Key Duties and
  • Deputizes the News Editor in all matters pertaining
    to news room operations
  • Assesses political, social and economic climate
    and anticipates likely developments for coverage
  • Briefs reporters and advises on angles to take
    on stories daily
  • Guides reporters and writers on coverage and
    writing of stories
  • Coaches and develops the skills of the
  • Ensures that reporters write stories and
    deliver them within the set deadlines
  • Reviews the written stories to ensure they meet
    editorial objectives, house style and journalistic ethics
  • Supervises Bureau Chiefs and Correspondents and
    that the best quality stories are filed for Regional specials
  • Adheres to zero tolerance for Deadlines control
  • Customer Service: Maximum 24 hour turn around
    for resolution of complaints
  • Perform any other duties as requested 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should possess a University
    Degree and/or professional qualification in journalism.
  • Five to seven years working experience in a
  • At least two years in a supervisory position
  • Ability to work in a stressful,
    deadline-oriented environment
  • General knowledge of and an interest in local
    and world events
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with good
    understanding of editorial practices, writing and editing requirements in
    a busy newsroom
  • Possess a good 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 track, review and manage team
    performance effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills & communication
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Highly Innovative and creative
  • Flexible and agile
  • Drive for results
  • High degree of integrity
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.
Resourcing & Talent Management Specialist, Monitor Publications Ltd.
P. O.
Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 16th
November 2013

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