Editor, Part-time (English – fluent) at May 2024

  • Part Time
  • Arusha
  • ... Tsh / Year

Website Farm Radio International

We strive to represent the voices of women and men. We research and produce our work in a way that highlights the work of women as farmers, as well as community leaders, public servants, etc. We strive to cover issues that rural women consider important, but we also explicitly seek female and male sources for all stories.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

In collaboration with the Resource Coordinator,

Coordination of assignments

  • Identify, from a list of FRI-trained / approved writers, someone available/interested in writing on the topic assigned, in the country identified, within the timeline.
  • Communicate this name & contact info to FRI’s Resource Coordinator, who will draft the contract.
  • There will be 4-6 resources to assign per month.
  • Offer feedback to the writer on their pitch document
  • Follow up with the writer to ensure that the script or story is on topic and will be received before the deadline. Ensure a photo will also be shared.

Editing

  • With the writer, review, edit, and fact-check scripts and stories produced by anglophone writers until it is publishable. It can then be shared with the Resource Coordinator for separate rounds of review and editing before the story is translated and published.
  • Ensure scripts and stories are written in a style that is easily read on air and that values rural people, particularly women.
  • There will be 4-6 items per month to edit.

Writer recruitment and training

  • As necessary, identify potential writers, particularly women, in key countries of FRI operation to contribute.
  • As necessary, support online writer training.

The editor may also be asked to support the revision of other documents, including Broadcaster how-to guides.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Hold a diploma in journalism or communications or any other related training
  • 3+ years of professional experience in journalism
  • Excellent ability to write and revise texts in English
  • Fluency in English, both orally and in writing
  • Experience in capacity building and coaching of journalists
  • Good command of writing for radio
  • Excellent command and monitoring of African agricultural and rural news
  • Excellent command of IT tools, including good familiarity with WhatsApp
  • Excellent time management skills, with a good ability to work independently and in a team remotely
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and openness
  • Previous experience supervising and managing a team of freelance journalists (an important asset)
  • Knowledge of gender issues, agriculture, rural development, environment, health.

How to apply

APPLICATIONS

FRI values ​​diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from all candidates that meet the qualifications. Women, people with disabilities and members of other equity-seeking or marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request in all aspects of the recruitment process.

FRI also participates in the inter-agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (https://misconduct-disclosure-scheme.org/). As such, upon hire, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation at the time of departure. By applying, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

If you wish to apply for this position, please send the following to [email protected] indicating the job title “Editor” in the subject line and include:

To apply for this job email your details to Jobapps@farmradio.org.

Scroll to Top