Thursday, 5 September 2013

Digital Web Editor Jobs at Mwananchi Communications Limited

Job Title: Web Editor - Digital

Employer: Mwananchi Communications Limited


Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam


Application Deadline: 16th Sept 2013


Responsibilities:
Retrieve, compile, edit and upload articles and relevant photos to mwananchi.co.tz, mwanaspoti.co.tz and thecitizen.co.tz on a daily basis.
Actively moderate comments on MCl websites to filter out hate speech, profanity, personal attacks or any other uncouth behaviour.
Promote audience engagement and drive web traffic by pushing stories out on social media (Facebook/Twitter and media sharing via lnstagram and Storify).
Revise headlines and rework story ledes (particularly on breaking stories) to ensure they suit web presentational requirements.
Scour news sites, blogs and forums for breaking stories and liaise with news desks and field reporters to verify potential leads.
Write up, edit and revise breaking stories for the Web and continuously review websites for language clarity.
Ensure the presentation of content on our websites is in line with Mwananchi Communication Limited's House style and editorial policy.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
University degree and a passion for writing.
The ability to write/produce excellent newspaper copy in English and Kiswahili.
A sound knowledge of Icnzonio.s socio-economic and political landscape.
Familiarity with content management systems (Joomla/Wordpress/
Blogger /CoreMedia
The ability to use search engine optimisation (SEO) tricks and optimise social media channels to distribute MCl news content.
The ability to work to tight deadlines under minimum supervision.
Must be meticulous, have an eye for detail and a love of and feel for language.
Journalism training/experience is an added advantage.-


How to Apply:

All interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed CV and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact to;
Human Resources Manager
Mwananchi Communications Ltd
P. O. Box 19754.
Dar es Salaam.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.