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Digital Sub Editor

About Us

The Standard Group PLC is a multi-media organization with investments in media platforms spanning newspaper print operations, television, radio broadcasting, and digital and online services. The Standard Group is recognized as a leading multi-media house in Kenya with a key influence in matters of national and international interest. Our various media platforms include The Standard Newspaper, KTN, KTN News, btv, Farmers T.V, Radio Maisha, Vybez Radio, Spice FM, The Nairobian Weekly Newspaper, and Standard Digital. As part of strengthening our operations, we are looking for a smart, creative, futuristic, and ambitious individual to join the Digital team in the following capacity:

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OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Reporting to the Deputy Digital Editor, this role is responsible for making sure content is fit for publication on the web and that it meets all the quality requirements needed for a smooth user experience.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work with Desk Editors to identify content for the paywall and subscription newsletters;

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• Regularly update the website with content based on audience consumption patterns and interests;

• Make time-sensitive and small-scale adjustments to stories, correcting minor errors, and ensuring headlines are catchy and keywords are relevant;

• Work with the Intake Editor to ensure Thematic Desks produce premium content as per the set targets;

• Work closely with the Radar Desk to make sure breaking news stories are published on time with important updates and background for developing stories;

• Work with the Social Media team to ensure content is well promoted and audience feedback is factored in;

• Work closely with the Audiovisual Desk to ensure graphics, video, and audio content is uploaded on the website as per the audience growth strategy;

• Compile a weekly newsletter that will be shared with subscribers.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

• A Bachelor’s degree in Media, Journalism, Mass Communication, or a related discipline from a reputable university;

• An advanced certification/diploma in digital journalism;

• At least four years relevant experience working in a busy newsroom as a writer and/ or sub-editor;

• Experience working with newsletters and communities.

SKILLS AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES:

• In-depth knowledge of current affairs, media trends, and social media networks;

• Understand analytics and audience consumption trends;

• Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills;

• Able to work with journalists who report for different platforms;

• Ability to make decisions under pressure;

• Creative problem-solving skills;

• An eye for detail.

How to Apply

If you have these qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, please send your application to:vacancies@standardmedia.co.ke no later than Monday, 26th September 2022. The Standard Group PLC is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted. WE DO NOT CHARGE ANY FEES FOR THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

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