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Sub Editor - News & Current Affairs ( Digital)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Media, communications, languages
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Standard Group Plc is a multi-media organization with investments in media platforms spanning newspaper print operations, television, radio broadcasting, digital and online services, as well as outdoor advertising. The Standard Group is recognized as a leading multi-media house in Kenya with a key influence in matters of national and international interest. Our various media platforms include: The Standard Newspaper, KTN,


KTN News, Radio Maisha, The Nairobian weekly newspaper, Think Outdoor (billboard advertising) and Standard Digital. As part of strengthening our operations, we are looking for smart, creative and ambitious individual to join our Digital team and will be reporting to Editor- News & Current Affairs.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

• At least four (4) years relevant working experience.
• At least three (3) years’ experience writing for web.

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS

• Degree in communication, journalism or literature
• Exceptional writing, editing and storytelling skills
• Basic skills in photo editing and use of photoshop
• Possess strong analytical skills, social media savvy, innovative and creative
• Understands Media Law and Media Ethics
• Self-driven, assertive, punctual and organized
• Team player, dynamic and able to work under demanding circumstances.


Responsibilities

• Rewriting and editing content from other Standard Group platforms for web


• Monitoring newsfeeds for breaking news and information

• Writing sponsored/commercial content for clients

• Checking all facts for accuracy and removing any ambiguities in consultation with reporters and editors

• Ensuring all claims are supported by evidence and that no content can trigger litigation, including any plagiarised content
• Ensuring compliance with editorial journalistic code of ethics, and house style

• Rewriting copy to remove all errors of grammar, ensure news clarity and appeal, and fit content to required length, without leaving out facts, distorting articles or removing any salient points
• Creating appropriate headlines and captions for copy and pictures, ensuring they reflect the overriding message of the story
• Identifying, selecting and sizing pictures to go with stories; specifying the requirements of relevant video content as required and placing on digital platform
• Generating and moderating of news alert


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Media, communications, languages
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Written communication; Journalism; Compliance; Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.); News writing and production; Photoshop
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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The Standard Group PLC

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The Standard Group Plc is a multi-media organization with investments in media platforms spanning newspaper print operations, television, radio broadcasting, digital and online services, as well as outdoor advertising. The Standard Group is recognized as a leading multi-media house in Kenya with a key influence in matters of national and international interest. Our various media platforms include: The Standard Newspaper, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, The Nairobian weekly newspaper, Think Outdoor (billboard advertising) and Standard Digital.


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