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HR/CROSS/42/2018

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Assignment Editor will be responsible for the following: -

• Oversees news gathering process (Editorial Desk & ENG Reporters) and logistics for all of our news platforms.

• Takes strong lead in breaking news coverage and pre-packaged stories/ features.

• Aggressively coordinate how enterprise stories are sought including actualizing documentaries or mini-documentaries.

• Ensures that the Editorial Desk monitors social media and builds content for our web site and other socialmedia handles.

• Reacts aggressively and decisively to breaking news with or without management present bearing in mind our target audience.

• Builds strong sources in the community.

• Co-ordinate the Editorial Desk, anchors and reporters.

• Working closely with the Editorial Desk and ENG reporters on angles to stories as they develop and packaged features.

The ideal candidate must have a proven experience as an Assignment Editor or relevant role with at least 5 years’ experience in a newsroom and at least 2 as an assignment editor.

Skills

• Graduate in Journalism / Mass Communication or related field

• Exceptional editing ability and analytics.

• Forthright, passionate, self-driven, strategic thinker and meticulous.

• Interrogates media law and ethics.

• Organizational and leadership skills.

• Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.

• Ability to work odd hours and adapt to a shift rota.

• Team player and ability

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