Feb 2016 Managing Editor Jobs Recruitment Nairobi, Kenya

Career Vacancy: Managing Editor Employment Kenya 2016


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Career Vacancy: Managing Editor – Nairobi

Janta Kenya Limited is a leading recruitment company in Kenya. Due to expansion we are seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual for the above mentioned position.

Job Summary: He/she will be responsible for overseeing an efficient publishing cost.

The day to day operations, supervising several editors, designers and writers and making sure they work together as a cohesive unit in order to create a strong publication.



Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop a calendar for publishing cycles of all handbooks, slide presentations, learning activities, and ‘Pearls’, ensuring necessary resources are assigned and available at the appropriate times.
  • Coordination of remote team of authors to meet print and web publishing deadlines
  • Development and quality control of templates and layout of articles and PowerPoint slides.
  • Management of online file-sharing for authors, editors and print/web publishers
  • Close liaison with marketing and operations teams to coordinate publishing cycles with course dates and marketing schedules.
  • Ensure all templates are readily available Janta Kenya file sharing site.
  • Working with the web development team for uploading newly-published material online
  • Build excellent working relationships with all members of the editorial team
  • Coordinate and attend monthly face-to-face meeting with Editor in-Chief, to review schedules, priorities, operational issues, and forward planning.
  • Close review of initial authors’ articles and slides, and regular spot-checking of all articles and slides, to ensure they match the visual and font templates specified by the Company
  • Ongoing update, development, and dissemination of templates as required (in coordination with marketing team).
  • Close follow up with all authors and editors to ensure that all publishing deadlines are met.
  • Liaise closely with the Marketing and Operations teams to ensure marketing, publishing, and distribution schedules are smoothly coordinated, well in advance.
  • Proof-checking of final handbook (in coordination with authors, editors and Marketing team) prior to printing
Experience & Competencies
  • A bachelors degree in English or Journalism/Mass communication
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Must have computer skills and ability to keep up with new publishing and information gathering technologies
  • Assertive, able to be firm and have direct (but courteous) discussions when needed
  • Confident decision making, ensuring all outcomes have been explored, including Team members where necessary
  • Initiative and able to work independently, taking the initiative and managing own priorities
  • Relationship building i.e. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain relationships with the Team and 3 rd party agencies
  • Proactive Efficient, organized, disciplined with a strong attention to detail
  • Flexible, adaptable & keen approach
  • Work effectively under pressure -able to manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Fun factor Able to demonstrate a sense of humour (often!)
If qualified, kindly send your CV to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘Managing Editor’ on the subject line by 20th February, 2016.

Do not attach any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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