Journalism Careers – Sub Editor – News at Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Job Title:     Sub Editor – News
Organisation: Monitor
Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
Production Editor
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 Sub Editor
– News will edit stories, write captions, place pictures and write headlines in
conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
within set deadlines
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The
    jobholder primarily checks and corrects editorial copy allocated by the
    Deputy Production Editor for facts, accuracy, taste, house-style,
    language use, clarity, details, objectivity and spellings
  • Sub
    copies 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 Deputy Production Editor to fit the allocated
    space, and writes/rewrites appropriate caption taking care not to
    merely state the obvious details.
  • Sends
    the edited copy to the Deputy Production Editor within set deadlines.
  • The
    jobholder designs the editorial pages as directed by the Deputy Production
    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
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants for the MPL Sub Editor –
    News job should hold a University
    Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an
    accredited institution.
  • Professional
    Diploma in Journalism
  • One
    to three years of journalism experience and demonstrated writing and
    editing experience in a newsroom.
  • 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.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of InDesign
  • Working
    knowledge of Photoshop
  • Computer
    literate; experience with Mac software an added advantage
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability
    to work under pressure
  • Demonstrable
    and proven experience in meeting deadlines
  • Strong proposal writing abilities
  • A
    results oriented attitude
  • High
    personal standards
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: resourcing@ug.nationmedia.com
NB: Please note that only
short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 7th June 2017

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