17 Oct 2023

Sub-Editor at The Guardian Limited

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Job Description

Position                              :  Sub-Editor – The Guardian

Department                            Editorial

Reporting Channel            :  Managing Editor

Place                                   :  Dar es Salaam


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Checking and editing stories, writing captions, placing photos and writing headlines within set deadlines and in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
  • Checking and correcting editorial copy (news stories, features, etc.) allocated by the Chief Sub-Editor for facts, accuracy, taste, house style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity, spelling, etc.
  • Subbing (rewriting) editorial copy to fit allocated space without distorting facts or downplaying the salient points or points of major interest.
  • Rewriting editorial copy as necessary for simplicity, clarity and style.
  • Writing headlines for the copy by ensuring that they reflect the overriding message of the stories.
  • Editing the photos and other illustrations selected by the Chief Sub-Editor – to fit space allocated
  • Writing or rewriting captions, taking care not to give obvious details.
  • Submitting the edited copy to the Chief Sub-Editor within set deadlines.
  • Making up news pages as directed by the Chief Sub-Editor – as a guide to graphic designers
  • Checking all headlines, captions, photos/illustrations, copy text, page logos and all other page elements, and signing off the pages(to graphic designers) within set deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts or related disciplines
  • At least three years’ experience working in journalism, with having served as a sub-editor an added


  • Mastery of written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of any other language will be an added advantage
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Method of Application

Apply online via email address: [email protected] by 31st October, 2023. NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contactedfor an interview.

Please, note that The Guardian Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

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