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Online Sub-Editor

Date Posted: Sep 03, 2019
Monthly Salary: 0 MWK - 0 MWK

Job Description

Malawi Institute of Journalism, a leading journalism training Institution in Malawi requires the services of an Online Sub — Editor tenable at its Secretariat in Blantyre.

Purpose of the role

Reporting to the News Editor, the Online Sub- Editor shall be responsible for gathering, writing and editing the news content of all MU online sites, and also ensuring quality control oversight of all website content.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Lead online news coverage and supervise the online team
  • Take responsibility for the news areas of all MIJ online sites, ensuring consistent high quality and good story writing.
  • Timely upload news and graphic (multimedia) content.
  • Hold regular meetings with online reporters and assign them to research and cover news stories and features.
  • Personally take a significant part of the research and writing, while taking responsibility for checking and subbing the work of online reporters.
  • Originate new ideas and propose ways to pull together or link stories thematically and geographically, and to add in depth coverage on issues.
  • Maintain close working relationship with the News Editor to keep abreast of the latest news and developments.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to MIJ FM’s Editorial Policy.


The ideal candidate must possess the following:
  • A Degree in Journalism or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years of on line reporting experience.


The applicant should possess the following personal attributes:
  • A sense of confidentiality, sound work ethics such as honesty and trustworthiness
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.


The Institute will offer a competitive package with an attractive salary and benefits based on the candidate qualifications and suitability.

How to apply

Applications, including a detailed CV with at least three (3) traceable referees and copies of relevant qualifications should be sent not later than 10th September, 2019 to:

The Executive Director

Malawi Institute of Journalism

P.O. Box 30165 Chichiri



Only shortlisted and acknowledged candidates shall be invited for interviews

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