Fixed Term contract period: 1 May 2016 – 1 May 2017
  • Conceptual editing of articles (rewriting, correct errors in punctuation, spelling and syntax)
  • Supervise a diverse group of junior editors and staff writers
  • Mentor young writing & blogging talent for This Is Africa
  • Write engaging content for TIA (on a weekly basis)
  • Tertiary qualification in journalism, communications or language studies
  • Minimum of five years’ journalistic and newsroom production experience (across the African continent)
  • Have excellent and feature writing, as well as editing, subbing and proofing skills
  • Experience with digital publishing
  • A thorough understanding of global geopolitics and issues affecting the African continent
  • A good understanding of the legalities affecting journalism and blogging on the continent
  • Proven experience in mentorship and coaching young writers
  • Ability to commission and create quality and engaging content for TIA
  • Fully computer literate, including the use of all social media applications
  • A flair for writing and rewriting copy to the highest standard
  • Experience in using word press and web analytics
  • Travel experience in Africa and beyond
Personal Skills/Attributes
  • Ability to deliver with the constant pressure of strict deadlines
  • Be willing and flexible enough to work long, irregular hours
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Leadership, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • An excellent command of English
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
Selected duty stations for the role: Nairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Harare, Lagos and Accra
Monthly remuneration (gross) based on a 24 hours per week contract: $800- $1500
All interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit 3 samples of published works, a motivational letter, a detailed CV with the names of three contactable referees, with telephone and e-mail contact details by Friday, 25 April 2016 to
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.