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IMMEDIATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (June 25, 2015)


IMMEDIATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (June 25, 2015)

Independent News & Media Plc, publishers and distributors of the largest English weekly in Ethiopia, Fortune, would like to fill the following vacant positions as urgently as possible.

JOB POSITION: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SECTION: Editorial

REQUIRED CANDIDATE: One

PLACE OF WORK: Addis Abeba

COMPENSATION: A gross monthly salary of 30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand) Birr, and additional benefits to be negotiated.

JOB SUMMERY: The successful candidate will be responsible for the whole process of the newspaper and its digital platforms towards content and will work with other editors and other senior editorial managers to identify compelling stories and create editorial packages for both online and print forms. Occasional travel is possible. The candidate will be involved in content development, trafficking, and quality control as well as working with the design team in marrying content to visual concepts and page designs and the digital team in coordinating print and online content.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIOS: Applicants must have a first degree in economics, finance, law, management, journalism, or political science. Preference will be given to candidates who have a business journalism background, ample experience in content and production management, superior content and copyediting skills, and solid managerial skills. A skilled writer and analytical thinker with canny ability to craft groundbreaking cover stories and help coordinate strategic special reports. The right candidate for this high-level and high profile position must have a solid understanding of the business sector.
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JOB POSITION: DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SECTION: Editorial

REQUIRED CANDIDATE: One

PLACE OF WORK: Addis Abeba

COMPENSATION: A gross monthly salary of 20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand) Birr, and additional benefits to be negotiated.

JOB SUMMERY: The successful candidate will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and other senior editorial managers to identify compelling stories and create editorial packages for both online and print forms. Occasional travel is possible. The candidate will be involved in content development, trafficking, and quality control as well as working with the design team in marrying content to visual concepts and page designs and the digital team in coordinating print and online content. Preference will be given to candidates who have ample experience in content and production management, superior content and copyediting skills, and solid managerial skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIOS: Applicants must have a first degree in economics, finance, law, management, journalism, or political science.
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JOB POSITION: ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

SECTION: Editorial

REQUIRED CANDIDATE: One

PLACE OF WORK: Addis Abeba

COMPENSATION: A gross monthly salary of 12,000.00 (Twelve thousand) Birr, and additional benefits to be negotiated.

JOB SUMMERY: He or she must be able to supervise and train reporters, handle the pressure of daily deadlines, and lead by example with truly top-notch writing and reporting skills. Applicants must have the ability to develop excellent sources and produce groundbreaking stories about the business sector, together with the reporters they work with. The successful candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to react to and cover breaking news and also identify trends and write features in numerous business arenas. The ideal candidate for this position will possess a working knowledge of both public and business sectors and have the ability to write daily reports and edit, if necessary, weekly news stories for and about the economies of Ethiopia and other countries in the region. The work requires the ability to file weekly story budgets and give editors advance notices of stories in progress. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines and work in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment. Three to five years of experience in writing for newsletters or economic journals or working in a media environment is preferred but not required.
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POSITION: NEWS EDITOR

SECTION: Editorial

REQUIRED CANDIDATE: One

PLACE OF WORK: Addis Abeba

COMPENSATION: A gross monthly salary of 10,000.00 (TEN Thousand) Birr, and additional benefits to be negotiated.

JOB SUMMERY: He or she must be able to supervise and train reporters, handle the pressure of daily deadlines, and lead by example with truly top-notch writing and reporting skills. Applicants must have the ability to develop excellent sources and produce groundbreaking stories about the business sector, together with the reporters they work with. The work requires the ability to file weekly budgets and give editors advance notices of stories in progress. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines and to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. Three to five years of experience in writing for newsletters or economic journals or working in a media environment is preferred but not required.
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POSITION: RESEARCH EDITOR

SECTION: Editorial

REQUIRED CANDIDATE: One

PLACE OF WORK: Addis Abeba

COMPENSATION: A gross monthly salary of 8,000.00 (Eight Thousand) Birr, and additional benefits to be negotiated.

JOB SUMMERY: The ideal candidate should handle the pressure of daily deadlines, not to be intimidated by workload pressure and stress, and have exceptional data analysis and interpretational skills. Applicants must have the ability to easily locate and interpret raw data about the economic and business sectors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate of economics, mathematics, or finance from recognised universities.
It is absolutely essential that candidates enjoy working on multiple assignments, in a high-energy environment, and have the ability to collaborate with other members of the editorial team. Please submit your applications, attached with relevant testimonials, to:
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INDEPENDENT NEWS & MEDIA PLC
TEGENE BUILDING, 7TH FLOOR
ADJACENT TO GLOBAL HOTEL ON SIERRA LEONE STREET
TEL: 251-(0)11-416-3020; FAX: 251-(0)11-416-3039
EMAIL: fortune@addisfortune.com
PO Box: 259 CODE 1110, ADDIS ABEBA – ETHIOPIA










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