IMMEDIATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
We are looking for a successful candidate who is a native English speaker with editing skills who can proofread the entire publication in both soft and hard copies. The candidate is expected to be meticulous in language and editorial skills and have a good manner of communication. The copyeditor checks spelling, grammar, punctuation, content clarity, cross-references, formatting, accuracy, and quality of type. He or she examines page layouts and formats. Applicants are required to have knowledge of editing marks and terms, aptitude for using reference materials, and solid skills in composing headlines. The successful applicant will be required to interact with the editorial and design staff and be inquisitive when working on stories and feature pieces that appear in the newspaper. The job is fulltime, thus requiring the candidate’s full commitment, which involves working long and focused hours. The successful applicant is expected to introduce a marked change in improving adherance to deadlines at our newspaper while working together with a team of reporters and editors. Experience in working as a copyeditor with a periodical publication is advantageous. Computer skills and attention to detail are a must.
We are searching for candidates who are graduates of law, political science, journalism, economics, finance, or literature from recognised universities. The ideal candidate should handle the pressures of daily deadlines, not be intimidated by workload pressure and stress, and have exceptional writing and reporting skills. Applicants must be well-grounded in news and have the ability to uncover stories about the economic and business sectors. Candidates must be able to write five originally sourced news stories each week, in addition to an unspecified number of shorter, non-reported daily briefs. Experience is preferred but is not a strict requirement. Some travel for coverage may be required.
We are interested in hiring a promising photojournalist join our editorial team in our bid to visually tell the story of others in a “record what you see and present what you saw” manner. Applicants should have the desire to be “out and about”, having the technical proficiency to tell a story using electronic cameras and computers. In addition to the understanding of the technology currently used in cameras, lens, other supportive accessories and sufficient literacy of software used, candidates are required to display their commitment to ethical standard, for today’s world is full of image manipulation for purposes of advertising, commercials and enhanced effects in film. Applicants with two years of photographic experience, strong organisational skill, and values for the news industry that photos may be adjusted electronically to make them plain to readers but should not be manipulated to alter their meaning are preferred. Successful candidates are those persistent in getting the stories without being obnoxious.
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:
INDEPENDENT NEWS & MEDIA PLC
TEGENE BUILDING, 7TH FLOOR
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TEL: 251-(0)11-416-3020; FAX: 251-(0)11-416-3039
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