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Summary

We are looking for a knowledgeable Subeditor who has background knowledge and experience in Subediting and is passionate about news, keenly follows current affairs and is seeking for a job opportunity. The Sub Editor will be reporting to the Chief Subeditor. The incumbent will be tasked editing The Star Newspaper.

Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Writes for digital platforms and print
  • Edits articles ensuring basic journalism principles (5Ws and H) and pyramid style are followed
  • Ensures grammar, spelling and punctuation are correct
  • Ensures articles are balanced and libel free (checks with legal officer, senior editors on potential libel)
  • Works swiftly, meets page deadlines
  • Fills 'holes', adds context
  • Calls correspondents as needed for clarification, extra information
  • Writes catchy headlines
  • Selects appropriate photos and attaches them to articles
  • Places stories and photos on page for newspaper, changes style to conform to print style
  • Liaises regularly with chief subeditor and training editor to monitor progress and for training sessions.

 

Education

  • Degree in journalism, mass communications or another related field

More Details on Experience

  • At least 2 years in a similar position in the media or a related field

Terms And Conditions

Personal Attributes  

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A high degree of flexibility with seasoned coordinating skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multi task with a keen eye for detail
  • Impeccable personal integrity
  • Great attitude with excellent team spirit