Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nation Media Group Newspaper Division Job Vacancies

Nation Media Group Ltd., the leading Multi-Media House in East & Central Africa, wishes to recruit result-oriented, dynamic and self-driven people to join the Newspaper Division in the following positions:

Business Editor
Job Ref: HR-BE-06-09

The Business Editor will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the Business Desk of the Daily Nation.

He or She will manage a team of reporters and sub-editors and provide leadership in the Nation's coverage of business and economic issues.

He or she will provide professional guidance on story ideas, focus, and ensure that stories are accurate, balanced, properly researched and well written.

Key result areas will include:
  • Strong writing and editing skills and demonstrable knowledge of business and economic issues;
  • Ability to edit business news stories at speed, identify gaps in logic, analytical or evidential weakness, and problems of accuracy or ambiguity;
  • Checking and correcting editorial copy for facts, accuracy, taste, house-style, language, clarity, objectivity and libel;
  • Demonstrate strong organisational skills, forward planning and team leadership.
Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:
  • University Degree in commerce, business studies or economics;
  • Postgraduate diploma in Journalism;
  • 5 to 7 years working experience either as a business reporter or sub editor;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with deadline pressure.
Features Editor
Job Ref: HR-FE-06-09

The Features Editor will be in charge of the Nation's Wednesday pullout, Living Magazine. He or she will lead a team of features writers and sub-editors and provide leadership in the coverage of family affairs.

Key result areas will include:
  • Strong writing and editing skills with a talent for spotting and developing human interest stories;
  • Ability to edit and rewrite features and special reports at speed;
  • Checking and correcting editorial copy for facts, accuracy, taste, house-style and libel;
  • Demonstrate strong organisational skills, specifically forward planning and leading teams.
Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:
  • First degree in journalism; or any other degree with a diploma in journalism;
  • 5-7 years working experience as a senior features writer, sub-editor or editor; and
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with deadline pressure.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing detailed CV, names of three referees, daytime telephone and quoting the job reference on the envelope to:

The Group Human Resources Director,
Nation Media Group,
P.O. Box 49010, 00100,
Nairobi.

To reach us not later than July 3, 2009.

NB: We shall only contact the short-listed applicants.






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