We are looking for a successful candidate who is a native English speaker with editing skills who can proofread the entire publication in both soft and hard copies. The candidate is expected to be meticulous in language and editorial skills and has a good manner of communication. The copyeditor checks spelling, grammar, punctuation, content clarity, cross-references, formatting, accuracy, and quality of type. He or she examines page layouts and formats. Applicants are required to have knowledge of editing marks and terms, aptitude for using reference materials, and solid skills in composing headlines. The successful applicant will be required to interact with the editorial and design staff and be inquisitive when working on stories and feature pieces that appear in the newspaper. The job is full time, thus requiring the candidate’s full commitment, which involves working long and focused hours. The successful applicant is expected to introduce a marked change in improving adherence to deadlines at our newspaper while working together with a team of reporters and editors. Experience in working as a copyeditor with a periodical publication is advantageous. Computer skills and attention to detail are a must.
It is absolutely essential that candidates enjoy working on multiple assignments, in a high-energy environment, and have the ability to collaborate with other members of the editorial team. Please submit your applications, attached with relevant testimonials, to:
INDEPENDENT NEWS & MEDIA PLC
TEGENE BUILDING, 7TH FLOOR
ADJACENT TO GLOBAL HOTEL ON SIERRA LEONE STREET
TEL: 251-(0)11-416-3020; FAX: 251-(0)11-416-3039
PO Box: 259 CODE 1110, ADDIS ABEBA – ETHIOPIA