Wed. Feb 1st, 2023
Full Time
Mutare
Posted 4 months ago

Location : Mutare 

Closing date : 21 October 2022 

Africa University 

Vacancy : Managing Editor 

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Managing Editor will serve as the content manager for the University. The Managing Editor will be required to oversee the University’s content team to ensure the production of high quality pieces that promote the institutional brand.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Honours degree in English, Communication, Media, Journalism, Linguistics, or related field.
  • A Master’s or doctoral degree in the relevant field would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to meet and work with tight deadlines.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a reputable media or publishing house.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of academic/scholarly referencing styles.
  • Computer literate and familiarity with contemporary editing softwares.
  • Ability to edit multimedia content will be a distinct advantage.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Creation of content strategies and overseeing their implementation processes.
  • Managing and coordinating writers, editors and graphic designers.
  • Monitoring the results of various content campaigns.
  • Editing content pieces to ensure they follow tone and style guides.
  • Creation and managing a project calendar for all Africa University documents and publications.
  • Supervising the content creation process from writing through editing and publishing.
  • Preparing, rewriting and editing text/copy to make it easier for readers to understand.
  • Managing writers/researchers to see their ideas through to publication.
  • Developing and executing ideas for written content production that will resonate with Africa University’s audiences, brand and values.
HOW TO APPLY

Applications, together with a motivational letter, curriculum vitae, certified copies of certificates, academic transcripts, and at least three names of referees and their e-mails, phone numbers, and postal addresses should be forwarded to careers@africau.edu

The closing date for applications is 21 October 2022

NB: Only short listed candidates will be responded to.

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