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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