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Sub-Editor

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Job Summary

Deadline: 25th Dec 2017
Sub-Editor
Standard Group


Job Details

Applications must be submitted no later than 25th Dec 2017.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

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.

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 AND EXPERIENCE • University Degree/Diploma in Journalism or a relevant held 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.

If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenge, visit our website www. standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment 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 disqualification.


This job was listed on 6th Dec 2017 by Media Source Africa.

Sub-Editor, Standard Group

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