Consultant – Revise Editor (The Citizen) at Mwananchi Communications Limited

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Consultant – Revise Editor (The Citizen) at Mwananchi Communications Limited

Dar es Salaam

Job Description

Mwananchi Communications Limited, a subsidiary of Nation Media Group, and publishers of Mwananchi, The Citizen and Mwanaspoti newspaper and its digital products is looking to recruit highly motivated and experienced individuals to fill the positions of:


PURPOSE: To clean up subbed copy to ensure factual and language accuracy, clarity, readability, balance and comprehensiveness in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial guidelines, policy and house-style.

Main Responsibilities:

Is responsible for the correctness of the language (grammar, spelling, and syntax), style and balance of editorial material assigned to him/her for revision.
Edits text(includingheadlinesandcaptions))for language, style, clarity, comprehensiveness, balance, objectivity, appropriateness, crispness, topicality, etc. in electronic format on a computer. If there are any discrepancies, e.g. downplaying an important story, immediately brings it to the attention of the Chief Sub-Editor.
Is responsible for meeting revision schedules to ensure deadlines are met.
Ensures revised material is free of defamatory material and is consistent with MCL’s style of journalism.
Signs off the ready pages to the Production Editor within set deadlines.
As a senior editor, contributes to the continuing development and improvement of MCL products.
Liaise with section editors on content quality improvement through mentorship and coaching.
As senior editor, will be one of the key players in ensuring that The Citizen maintains high quality of journalism in terms of both content and language as stated clearly in our Editorial policy.
In collaboration with Chief Sub Editor and Managing Editor, you will play the role of improving the subbing skills of our sub editors through rigorous analysis of their final works as well as providing in-house coaching.
Driving convergence on the Subs/Production Desk.
Ensuring timely processing of digital copy.
Ensuring print stories are sign-posted with associated multimedia.
Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

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Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

Academic : Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass Communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
Experience : 2-3 years working experience.
Professional: Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Consultant – Revise Editor (The Citizen) at Mwananchi Communications Limited

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Interested and qualified candidates should apply online via our career portal OR [email protected] by March 4, 2023

All Applications should be in PDF format.
Women are highly encourage to apply.
MCL is an equal opportunity employer.

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