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4 Jan 2018

Full-Time Sub Editor Jobs

The Standard Group – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

The Standard Group comprises The Standard Newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a quali¬ed, experienced and reputable teamplayer to ¬fill the following position:

Reporting to the Managing Editor

This role is responsible for ensuring that television scripts are free of errors, easy on the ear and in addition conform to the Standard Group’s Editorial Policy Guidelines and House style.

Sub Editor Job Responsibilities

  • 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 plagiarized content;
  • Ensuring compliance with editorial journalistic code of ethics, and house style;
  • Rewriting scripts to remove all errors of grammar, ensure news clarity and appeal, without distorting meaning or removing any salient points;
  • Editing television news scripts to ¬ t the allocated duration
  • Creating appropriate headlines and lower thirds for on air stories, ensuring they re ect the overriding message of the story;
  • Advising reporters and editors on appropriate images to use in news stories

Qualifications for the Sub Editor Job

  • University Degree/Diploma in Journalism or a relevant ¬ eld from a recognized institution
  • Two (2) years relevant experience in a busy news environment, preferably a television station.

Skills And Other Attributes

  • Knowledge of TV news operation
  • Highly competent in written English or Kiswahili
  • Speed.


How to Apply

If you possess the above quali¬cations and the drive to meet the challenge, visit our website to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply. This is on a one year contractual basis subject to review. Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disquali¬cation

Job Categories: Journalism. Job Types: Full-Time.


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