Editorial Research Editor

at Nation Media Group
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted July 25, 2021
Category Journalism
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


  • Nation Media Group seeks to recruit an experienced and self-motivated individual to the position of Editorial Research Editor in the Editorial department.
  • The job holder will be responsible for supporting the research initiatives to ensure that the Editorial news content is competitive, rich and comprehensive.Key responsibilities
  • Work to support research initiatives by the editorial staff and work with various desks to utilize the rich Nation Media Group archives;
  • Generate story ideas based on our historical archives as follow ups;
  • Maintain diary of key dates for features and documentary;
  • Encourage use of archival content to generate story ideas;
  • Lead collaborative projects which utilize the archives;
  • Brief Editors on story angles, based on the archives;
  • Help in back grounding stories;
  • Support the research needs of the editorial department;
  • Initiate anniversary-based projects;
  • Assess the political, social and economic climate and recount similar events;
  • Work with the Photographic desk in telling stories from our photo archives;
  • Write for the website and other social platforms and promote our archival material in an engaging format.Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, history, political science or equivalent;
  • At least five years’ experience in a reputable newsroom; Strong background in archival stories;
  • Excellent writing skills and verbal communication in English and Kiswahili;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Digital media experience will be an added advantage;
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