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The Africa Report seeks a digital editor

PARIS, FRANCE– The Africa Report, published by Groupe Jeune Afrique, is looking for a digital editor.

We cover the continent’s fast-accelerating economies, and its dynamic politics: our challenge is to be more timely, but also more in depth.

Job Brief

Edit and organise the daily production of the web platform, written and audio.

Direct editorial marketing to help best promote The Africa Report content, from home page management to social media platforms.

Liaise with writers, other The Africa Report editors, publishers, photographers, and production staff

Help in the phasing of the next steps in the digital transition

Contribute to the execution and planning of big editorial projects, including print features, and helping to manage their use on the web before and after publication.

Work on wider print/digital content interaction.

Setting up and meeting the key performance indicators of the website in liaison with the digital team.

Experience

The candidate will ideally have writing, editing and commissioning experience at a reputable newspaper, magazine or digital publication.

They should be enthusiastic, good communicators, able to generate ideas on a daily basis, and keen to help the team on a range of tasks big and small. They should have a wide network of writers at hand, and/or the drive to grow one, both correspondents and opinion columnists.

The candidate will speak native English, possess some command of French. A language from the continent would be a plus.

Skills and qualifications

Excellent writing and editing skills

Excellent journalistic judgement

Flair for storytelling and argumentation

Must be well-informed and read widely

 

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