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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
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    The Standard group comprises The Standard newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a qualified, experienced and self- motivated individual to fill the position of Occupational Safety and Health Officer.
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    News & Current Affairs Editor, Digital

    Reporting to Managing Editor Digital


    Be the eyes and ears of the Standard newsroom by scanning the environment for breaking news and potential story leads, and converting them into digital-first content in formats that can be consumed easily by audiences.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Ensure the publishing of breaking news on web and SMS.
    • Guide and coordinate with journalists, reporters and correspondents for content that goes on web first;
    • Monitor local and international news feeds, social media accounts for brands, news personalities and non-traditional sources for breaking news and story leads;
    • Gate keep content to ensure news clarity and appeal, required length, without leaving out facts, misreporting or removing any salient points;
    • Provide updates for breaking/developing news to keep audiences well informed;
    • Manage and coordinate team of digital-first writers and sub editors;
    • Track audience behavior using analytics.

    Person Specification

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Communication from a recognized university


    • At least five (5) years’ experience in a newsroom environment.
    • Writing and editing experience.


    • Understands how the web and social media works;
    • Conversant with social media tracking tools;
    • Excellent communication and writing skills;
    • Good editing; interviewing; research and fact-checking skills;
    • Proactive;
    • Nose for news; 
    • Inquisitive;
    • Problem solver.

    Method of Application

    If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenge, visit to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply

    he deadline for applications is 15/12/2020.

    The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification. Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Interested and qualified? Go to Standard Group on to apply

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