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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Research and Editorial Intern Career Opportunity

A medium sized information and analysis distribution organization working on setting up an online publishing and subscription service in the Nairobi Area seeks to recruit a Research and Editorial Intern.

Who you are

A driven young lady or man with a passion to succeed and innovativeness to take the lead and make things happen. You have great writing skills, a good attitude and are proactive.

Primary Duties 
  • Write daily situational reports on issues pertaining to the organizations information and news activities.
  • Verify facts and dates using standard reference resources.
  • Re-write or modify copy to conform to the organizations house style.
  • Select and crop photographs and illustrative materials to conform to space and subject matter requirements.
  • Write and re-write document and article headlines, picture and map captions according to house style requirements.
  • Occasionally initiative and reply to correspondence regarding material published or being considered for publication.
  • Carry out administrative tasks that are related to the editorial aspect of the editorial process such as typing documents, making calls and assisting editors and contributors in gathering information.
  • Work with the Managing Editor and Operations Manager to ensure smooth sailing of basic editorial tasks.
  • Learn more about the online publishing and subscription process.
Additional Requirements
  • Available to commit full-time for at least three months.
  • Able to use basic word processing soft ware with an ability to type at an above average typing speed.
  • Outgoing and willing to learn.
  • Skilled in reading and writing lengthy documents of a serious or academic nature.
  • A degree or diploma in communication, journalism, law, sociology, history or any other writing and fact-finding based degree.
  • Experience working on the school paper, as a writer or as a researcher is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should email their most recent resume, two professional referees and examples of systems built or projects you have worked in to by the 4th of April, 2012.

Although this position is unpaid, there will be a daily allowance for transport and lunch.

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