Job opportunity: Chief Editor for hivisasa.com

Hivisasa.com is a local news website tailored for the mobile web. We bring county-level news to any internet-enabled phone. We crowdsource our news stories from local ‘citizen journalists’ who are paid via M-Pesa for each published article.!

It has partnered with mobile web experts 88mph.ac, the co-owners of Kenya’s most popular websites: ghalfla.com, futaa.com, mdundo.com and others.

Monthly compensation: negotiable – upwards of KES 100,000 net. !

Can include shares.!

Starting date: immediately!

Location: 88mph Nairobi and Nakuru County!

Type: full time employment (no side commitments permitted)! !

! Mandatory: send links to widely-read articles you wrote (with supporting evidence of high

readership).! !

Proven Skills:!

• Excellent writing skills!

• Excellent editorial skills!

• Ability to write / choose / edit high-readership stories!

• Excellent computer skills! !

Requirements:!

• Min. 4 years of experience as news editor (with supporting reference letters)!

• Excellent knowledge of online media!

• Strong adherence to ethical editorial guidelines!

• In-depth understanding of social media promotion!

• Kenyan citizen! !

Preferred:!

• Lived for an extended period of time outside Nairobi County!

• Experience managing teams!

• Experience working with web developers!

• Mobile adept: extensive user of online news and social media!

• Passion for citizen journalism! !

Tasks:!

• Select best news articles from a large stream of daily submissions!

• Enforce journalistic best practice and code of ethics!

• Promote large-scale engagement of ‘citizen journalists’!

• Write articles!

• Supervise and train sub-editors!

Email CV + Cover Letter to desk@hivisasa.com – subject: “Chief Editor”

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