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Job Title: News & Current Affairs Editor, Digital

Reporting to: Managing Editor Digital

Location: Nairobi

Job Description

Be the eyes and ears of the Standard newsroom by scanning the environment for breaking news and potential story leads, and converting them into digital-first content in formats that can be consumed easily by audiences.


  • Ensure the publishing of breaking news on web and SMS.
  • Guide and coordinate with journalists, reporters and correspondents for content that goes on web first;
  • Monitor local and international news feeds, social media accounts for brands, news personalities and non-traditional sources for breaking news and story leads;
  • Gate keep content to ensure news clarity and appeal, required length, without leaving out facts, misreporting or removing any salient points;
  • Provide updates for breaking/developing news to keep audiences well informed;
  • Manage and coordinate team of digital-first writers and sub editors;
  • Track audience behavior using analytics.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Communication from a recognized university
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a newsroom environment.
  • Writing and editing experience.
  • Understands how the web and social media works;
  • Conversant with social media tracking tools;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Good editing; interviewing; research and fact-checking skills;
  • Proactive;
  • Nose for news;
  • Inquisitive;
  • Problem solver.

How to Apply

If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenge, apply through the following links:

For News & Current Affairs Digital Editor go to

The deadline for applications is 15/12/2020.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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