DEPARTMENT: Editorial

JOB GRADE: KYEB 4

REPORTING TO: Associate Editor

TERMS OF SERVICE: Contract

JOB ROLE: Provide writing and editing support in the Editorial functions.

Key responsibilities

  1. Going out on assignments as well as use of own initiative to gather information on existing Government programmes and related significant private-sector developmentsto compile reports for the organisation’s publications.
  2. Research and provide requisite background information for reports compiled.
  3. Submitting finished form factual, of public interest, detailed and well-researched reports in conformity with journalistic ethics, Government communication policies, editorial objectives and house style.
  4. Take notes on location, carry out interviews, check facts, copy documents and tape record as the case may be for assigned reports at the direction of either the Associate Editor or the Editorial Manager.
  5. The material so written must reflect a thorough understanding of the Government’s communication policy and the journalistic code of ethical journalism.
  6. Take primary responsibility for the correctness of facts and content of his/her reports.
  7. Closely work with photographers and designers for pictures and design issues for reports submitted
  8. Liaising with media practitioners and public on issues of mutual concern under the guidance of a Senior officer

Minimum academic qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in any business-related field, communication studies, journalism, public relations, or any other appropriate qualifications from a recognised university / institution

Relevant work experience:

Fouryears of, mainly business,journalistic working experience.

Ability to rewrite and copy edit reports will be an added advantage.

Competencies

  1. Analytical skills
  2. Good interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Writing and editing skills
  4. Presentation skills

How to apply

All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked the reference of the position being applied for and addressed to:

 The Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board

NHIF Building 4th Floor

Email: info@kenyayearbook.co.ke

P.O Box 34035 00100

Nairobi

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.”