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posted on : 4 months ago
Industry : Print /Digital Media Job Function : Editorial Content
Job Experience Level : Mid Level
Minimum Years of Experience : 3 -4
Minimum Academic Qualification : Bachelor
To co-ordinate news gathering operations, obtain well researched and most up to date reports on daily events and ensure written copy meets established editorial objectives, journalistic ethics and house-style is delivered within set deadlines
Full Job Description
§ Maintains a diary of events.
§ Taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of the editorial content of the newspaper and online platforms.
§ Assesses political, social and economic climate and anticipates likely developments for coverage.
§ Briefs reporters and bureaus and advises on angles to take on a story.
§ Guide reporters, writers and bureaus on coverage and writing of stories.
§ Ensures that reporters write stories and deliver them within the set deadlines.
§ Reviews the written stories to ensure they meet editorial objectives, house-style and journalistic ethics.
§ Recommends main stories of the day and presents the docket for the editorial meetings.
§ Participating in product development meetings.
§ Monitors and guides reporters and recommends areas for their personal growth.
§ Recommending staff training or development programs to the Head of Content Generation and Product Editor.
§ Mentoring reporters, monitoring their productivity and general content and appraising their performance.
§ Manage reporters leave schedule and shift timetable, ensuring adequate staffing to maintain smooth operations.
§ Initiating disciplinary actions.
§ Ensuring delivery of the online and digital content.
§ Adhere to the news circle; breaking the news, social media update, website story and story for the paper.
§ Adhering to the Editorial and Social Media Policies as updated from time to time.
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