Independent Media Vacancy Fresh Graduates

Independent News & Media Plc, publishers and distributors of the largest English weekly in Ethiopia, Fortune, would like to offer the following career opportunities. It has been a formidable presence in the print media for the past 24 years. We thrive in providing our readers with accurate contents that have context, professional analysis and background information.

Our digital presence is decent on prominent platforms. As a member of our digital team, you will be in charge of our digital outlets, alongside an editorial staff committed to delivering quality information. At Fortune, work is part of life and life is part of work. We take pride in upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity, ensuring that our reporting is fair, unbiased, and free from external influences.

We understand the importance of timely reporting without compromising on accuracy. Our journalists dig deep into documents, engage in conversations with experts, and leave no stone unturned to provide complete coverage for our readers. Join Us if you share our passion for delivering quality, possess a keen eye for detail, and are committed to being a part of a media organisation that values excellence.

Position 1: Digital Editor

REQUIREMENTS

  • – Proven experience as a Digital Editor, Social Media Manager, or similar role.
  • – Strong proficiency in content creation tools and software.
  • – Knowledge of social media trends and best practices.
  • – Excellent written and verbal skills in English language.
  • – Ability to multitask and give attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • – Creative thinker with a passion for storytelling.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Successful applicants are expected to

  • – Create compelling and shareable multimedia content specific to platforms.
  • – Edit videos and manage content across Addis Fortune accounts.
  • – Use analytics tools to track and optimise digital performance.
  • – Collaborate with the editorial and marketing team to ensure cohesive content creation.
  • – Develop and implement effective social media strategies to enhance brand visibility.
  • – Operate under strict deadlines and communicate promptly with supervisors.
  • – Engage with the audience, and professionally respond to inquiries, comments and mentions.
  • – Cultivate relationships with industry partners for potential collaborations.
  • – Familiarise self with emerging trends and apply them in practice.

Position 2: REPORTER

Required Qualification:

  • A strong passion for journalism and a commitment to pursuing it as a career.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Fluent command of the English language.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-moving environment.
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Successful applicants are expected to

  • Attentively listen, understand and write investigative articles, feature stories and analytical pieces.
  • Understand the economic and business landscape. 
  • Produce five originally sourced news stories a week.
  • Operate under strict deadlines.
  • Communicate promptly with editors and be open to feedback.

Position 3: OPINION EDITOR

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Journalism & Communications, English literature, Business Administration or Economics. 
  • Proven success working in a deadline-driven, high-pressure and fast-paced environment.
  • Deep understanding of digital content consumption trends and strategies.
  • Fluent writing, editing and communication skills in the English language.
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.
  • Well-versed with legal and ethical considerations in journalism.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.

Successful applicants are expected to

  • Produce at least two articles of their own in a week.
  • Review submitted articles and edit them to uphold Fortune’s editorial standards.
  • Familiarise themselves with online and offline conversations on emerging issues.
  • Search, identify, recruit, and deploy opinion writers with insightful perspectives. 
  • Constantly communicate with a diverse team of contributing writers, ensuring a timely article is submitted.
  • Make sure articles meet legal and ethical considerations while presented compellingly.
  • Collaborate with editors, photographers, designers, and cartoonists to maintain the integrity of content.

Position 4: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree or HR certification is a plus.
  • Proven experience in human resources management roles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient in HRIS (Human Resources Information System) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong writing and communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-moving environment.
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Successful applicants are expected to:

  • Manage employee relations by addressing concerns, resolving conflicts, and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Oversee the recruitment process, including creating job descriptions, conducting interviews, and collaborating with hiring managers.
  • Develop and implement effective onboarding programs to ensure a smooth integration of new employees into the organisation.
  • Implement and manage performance appraisal processes to assess employee performance and development needs.
  • Guide managers on performance improvement plans and career development opportunities.
  • Identify training needs and coordinate the development and delivery of training programs.
  • Develop and update HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Stay informed about changes in employment laws and regulations, and update company policies accordingly.
  • Administer employee benefits programs, to ensure effective and efficient delivery.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

Closing date: Jun 13 ,2024

How to Apply:

Interested applicants meeting the criteria can apply through the Fortune Career Website (https://careers.addisfortune.info

You may contact the HR department at 011-416-3020 for additional information.

or

submit applications in person at Independent News & Media Plc. on Tegene Bldg, 7th Floor (Beqlo Bet area Sierra Leone St. next to former Global Hotel). LINK or https://maps.app.goo.gl/Xtg8q665gNZk75Zy8

*Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further screening and interviews. Female applicants are highly encouraged.*

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