Online Editor Career Jobs – Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

 Job Title:    
 Online Editor
Organisation: Monitor
Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Managing Editor
– Online
About Us:
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 Online
Editor will manage the day-to-day editorial selection and editing of MPL online
content.
Key Duties and
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
  • The
    jobholder selects and edits pictures and write/re-writes appropriate
    captions to enhance their quality
  • Ensures
    proper laying out of copy and pictures/graphics in web pages
  • The
    incumbent tailors stories to reflect interests of international audience
  • Ensures
    timely publication and sign-off of online editions
  • Develops
    and strengthens the Monitor websites as a medium of breaking news
  • Updates
    stories regularly
  • Quickly
    responds to feedback, complaints and suggestions from online readers
  • Initiates
    and develops content for the Monitor website and Online products
  • Constantly
    updates the Monitor Website
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants for the MPL Online Editor
    job opportunity should hold a University
    Degree in Mass Communication or any related field from an accredited
    institution.
  • Professional:
    Diploma in Journalism
  • A
    minimum of three years of experience and demonstrated writing and
    editing 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
  • Keen
    eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
  • Excellent
    organizational skills and ability to work effectively with the team and
    collate material from multiple sources
  • Forward
    thinking and able to strategize for all online platforms
  • Internet
    and social media experience with good understanding of new media and web
    analytics.
  • Goal
    driven with the ability to adapt to change and to new opportunities.
  • Advanced
    computer skills
  • Demonstrable
    and proven experience in meeting deadlines
  • Ability
    to track, review and manage team performance effectively
  • Highly
    innovative and creative
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 July 2017

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