Monday, 17 July 2017

3 Jobs Opportunities at Mwananchi Communications Limited


 3 Jobs Opportunities at Mwananchi Communications Limited
Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers, Mwananchi, Mwanaspoti and The Citizen is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of:

Job Purpose:
To plan and procure goods and services and ensure adequate utilities are provided cost effectively based on the approved budgets for the Company operations.

Main Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:

  • Receives, reviews and approves IPRs within authority limits.
  • Gets approval from Section Managers and MD for IPRs above authority.
  • Prepare annual procurement plan and monitor its execution.
  • Coordinate purchases for major expenditure through tender board.
  • Negotiate commercial terms with suppliers.
  • Ensures that IPRs are promptly issued for goods and services and LPO!FPOs are approved.
  • Follow up and ensures that goods and services ordered are actually delivered as per specifications.
  • Monitor consumption, stock and re-order level.
  • Ensure that all returns, printed waste, miscellaneous disposable assets and materials are sold in accordance with the approved procedure.
  • Liaise with user departments to ensure that all office utilities are readily available and cost effectively used.
  • Monitors all insurance matters to ensure adequate cover, settlement of claims and up-date records.
  • Perform annual’ supplier’s evaluation and. communicate feedback for improvements.
  • Manage supplier relationship,

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Academic – Basic University Degree in Procurement and Supplies from Reputable Institution.
  • Professional Accredited certification of Procurement.
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years’ work experience in a similar role in a reputable organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills;
  • High degree of integrity and honesty;
  • Knowledge of SAP Materials Management module will be an added advantage.

Sub Editor Sports
Job Purpose:
To edit stories, write captions, place pictures and write headlines in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
  • Checking and correcting editorial copy allocated by the Chief Sub-Editor for facts, accuracy, libel, taste, house-style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity and spelling
  • Subs copy to fit allocated space without distorting facts or dispensing with the salient points.
  • Re-writes the copy as necessary for simplicity, Clarity and house-style.
  • Writes or rewrites the appropriate headline for the copy, ensuring it reflects the overriding message of the story.
  • Edits the pictures selected by the Chief Sub Editor to fit the allocated space, and writes/rewrites appropriate caption taking care not to merely state the obvious details.
  • Designs the editorial pages as directed by the Chief Sub Editor.
  • Checks all headlines, captions, pictures, copy text and page logos and all other page elements to sign the pages within set deadlines.
  • Checks the printed soft copy and corrects any errors and signs off the pages to go to press
  • Submits the edited copy within set deadlines.
  • ‘Editing stories aimed to be used on the social media platforms developed for breaking news to web stories.
  • Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

Academic Qualifications:

  • University Degree/Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication or equivalent.
  • At least four years’ experience in journalism. part of which as a sub editor
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Mastery of English and Swahili grammar

WEB EDITOR – 1 POST (For Mwananchi Publication)
This position requires a dynamic and result-oriented computer-savvy individual who is familiar with using the internet. Candidates with experience in blogging and other social media tools will have an added advantage.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
  • Retrieve, compile, edit and upload articles and relevant photos and other visual content to Mwananchi website – to – on a daily basis.
  • Actively moderate comments on MCL websites to filter out hate speech, profanity, personal attacks or any other uncouth language/behaviour.
  • Promote audience engagement and drive web traffic by pushing stories out on social media (Facebook/Twitter and media sharing via Instagram and other social media outlets).
  • Revise headlines and rework story leads (particularly breaking stories) to ensure they suit web presentational requirements.
  • Scour news sites, blogs and forums for breaking stories and liaise with news desks and field reporters to verify potential leads.
  • Write up, edit and revise breaking stories for the Web and ‘continuously review websites for language clarity and presentation.
  • Ensure the presentation of content on our websites is in line with Mwananchi Communication Limited’s house style and editorial policy.
  • Meet all deadlines as set by the working schedule.
  • Deadlines control: Zero tolerance
  • Take a lead in live streaming of events through websites and other social media sites .
  • Customer service: 24 hour turnaround for resolutions of complaints

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • University Degree/Diploma in Journalism/Mass
  • Communication or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • At least 2 to 3 years working experience.
  • Good background in journalism, computer and internet skills.
  • Familiarity with Social Media networks such as facebook and twitter.
  • Self-motivated and result oriented.

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed cv and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact by July 28, 2007 to:

Human Resource Manager
Mwananchi Communication Ltd
P.O.Box 19754
Dar Es Salaam
OR via Email through the Apply button below

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