Senior Political Editor

Recruiter / Employer:
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

We seek an experienced and self-motivated senior news editor with a passion for political story-telling and news editing.


  • Proof-read, fact check and edit stories.
  • Develop a content calendar.
  • Recommend stories and produce headline ideas to attract our target audience. 
  • Oversee content production. 
  • Create highly shareable content. 
  • Adhere to journalism best practices. 
  • Assign projects and monitor deadlines
  • Adherence to company Editorial Policy, Style Guide and Code of Ethics.
  • Work quickly and exercise good judgement.
  • Coordinate with designers, photographers, writers, and producers.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or english. 
  • At least 7 years experience in a busy newsroom.
  • Very good understanding of the political landscape in Kenya.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills. 
  • Experience with content management systems.
  • Have a detailed understanding of how the digital landscape works.
  • Have a strong portfolio of published work.
  • Possess a high command of the English language and spelling.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Willing to adapt to new ideas and new ways of story writing.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment under critical deadline pressure.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to give constructive feedback
  • Work well with others in a team.
  • Understand trends, learn from data, and adapt quickly.
  • Enjoy working independently but also collaboratively.

How to Apply:

If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application letter and a detailed curriculum vitae quoting the position in the subject of your email to [email protected]

*(If applying on LinkedIn please remember to attach your CV).


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