DEPARTMENT:      Editorial Department

JOB GRADE:           KYEB 3

REPORTING TO:    Editorial Manager

TERMS OF SERVICE: 3 Year Contract

JOB ROLE:        Assist the Editorial Manager in managing the Editorial Function.

Key responsibilities

  1. Assist in formulating and managing implementation of plans for achievements of publication targets in close consultation with the Production Manager;
  2. Assist in Developing and implementing a comprehensive training program for the editorial staff;
  3. Determine fiscal requirements for the department, including the equipment and facilities necessary for the smooth operation of the editorial and publishing activities;
  4. Manage the editorial staff reporting to you in all aspects, including motivation, training, recruitment and selection; recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, transfers, promotion and annual leave schedules;
  5. Contribute to strategic planning and development as a member of executive team;
  6. Supervise and develop staff in the section.
  7. Participate in development of the Department’s Work plan and budget;
  8. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sectional reports
  9. Participate in departmental meetings
  10. Ensure quality control and customer service

Minimum academic qualifications:

Degree in journalism or a related field from a recognized university

Professional qualifications:

Diploma in journalism from a recognised institution/body

Relevant work experience:

At least 7 (Seven) years relevant experience in a reputable publishing firm;


  1. Analytical skills
  2. Good interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Negotiation skills
  4. Leadership skills
  5. Presentation skills

How to apply

If you possess the above qualifications, please write quoting the job reference on both the cover letter and the envelope accompanied by up to date curriculum vitae, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, your email  and telephone contacts

Applicants should attach the following documents with their applications: valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board clearance certificate, Credit Reference Bureau Report, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission submission form, and a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department.

The applications should be sent by post or hand delivered to the Boards offices to be received on or before 9th December 2016

Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board
NHIF Building 4th Floor
P.O Box 34035 00100

Hand delivered applications should be handed over at the Boards offices so as to reach the above before the close of Business on or before 9th December 2016

“Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disability, Youth, people from minority and marginalized groups and communities who meet the requirements of the advertised jobs are encouraged to apply.”