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Job Alert: Junior Digital Editor (under a Consultancy Contract)

Job Title: Junior Digital Editor (under a Consultancy Contract)

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports to: Chief Programs Officer

Contract: 6 months contract (renewable based on performance)

About Jamii Media

Jamii Media is a Media and Digital Technology for Development company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We support international organizations and development partners to utilize media and technology to supercharge their development initiatives, bring them closer to the communities that they serve and drive social change. Learn more about what we are building, check out the Jamii Media Website.

About the Program

Background

The media environment in Tanzania is becoming increasingly digital and birthing new online media owners daily. The new breed of media owners is not only being presented with the opportunity to deliver content faster and easier, but they are also being presented with the opportunity to challenge and redefine traditional media business models or ultimately introduce new ones.

Program Description

The Digital Media Innovation Program is a capacity-building program that targets online media outlets in Tanzania. It is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by Jamii Media.

The program, which will run for 18 months, aims to strengthen existing online media’s capacity to report on factual, impartial, and relevant matters of public interest and do so professionally and sustainably. The program will select 20 online media owners and equip them with: skills to produce high-quality content for niche audiences, skills to use new/digital technologies, and most importantly, skills to enhance management and financial sustainability for their online media businesses. Check out The Digital Media Innovation Program to learn more.

Summary of the Role:

Jamii Media is looking for a Junior Digital Editor capable of researching, writing, proofreading, and publishing online content. The position is open to a Digital Savvy Journalist with an editorial eye. A Digital editor will be responsible for the editorial management of the news and current affairs website and the program’s beneficiaries (20 Online Media). They will review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. During the review process, you will offer comments to improve the product and suggest titles and headlines.

Key Responsibilities:

 Choose the weekly strategic topic of interest to be produced by beneficiaries.

  • Communicate with beneficiaries, ensure deadlines are met, and oversee and monitor participant’s content submissions.
  • Check the quality of content produced and ensure style guide requirements are adhered to by the beneficiaries.
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to carry out a content analysis of media outlets’ content and how audiences engage with it
  • Provide feedback to beneficiaries, such as answering questions and offering expert guidance to beneficiaries.
  • Organize and lead monthly check-ins with participants in collaboration with the Chief Program Officer and submit meeting notes and way forward.
  • Work closely with Chief Program Officer and Senior Editor to establish a News and Current affairs website.

 Experience and Skills Required:

 Digital Savvy

  • Industry Knowledge: Journalism, Copywriting, Storytelling, Editing, Content Management, Public Relations, social media
  • Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Forms, Google Docs, Google Presentation
  • Soft Skills: Communication, Creativity, Attention to Detail, Time Management, Research
  • Strong verbal and creative writing communication skills in both English and Swahili
  • Experience in communication, particularly research communication or data journalism, project management, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, journalism, digital media, and development, would be great.
  • A Degree and Master’s Degree would be great, but we are more concerned about your ability to get the job done and done well.

APPLY HERE before August 2nd, 2022