JKF Assistant Editor (Humanities) Job vacancies today in Kenya 2013


The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) is a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital. It is a leading educational publisher established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 and mandated to advance education and knowledge through competitive publishing and provision of scholarships.
The latter are extended to bright needy secondary school children.

In pursuit of its mission and guided by the vision of being the premier publishing house in Eastern Africa and a leading scholarship provider to the needy in Kenya, The Foundation is looking for suitably educated, trained, experienced, self-driven and motivated individuals with exceptional creativity, enthusiasm and energy to fill the following vacant position:

Job Title: Assistant Editor – Humanities 
1 Position
Job Ref: JKF/PUB/AE/2013/002
Job Group: 5
Reports to: Editor
Supervises: None
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in copy-editing manuscripts and other projects as assigned or as instructed by the section editor;
  • Assist in proof-reading manuscripts;
  • Designs manuscripts for page layout and illustrations;
  • Assist in co-ordinating writing workshops;
  • Assists in preparing author-publisher contracts in consultation with section editors;
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Publishing Manager.
To be appointed to this position, one must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education with the following subject combinations: History/CRE or History/IRE.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication will be an added advantage.
  • Leadership training from a reputable institution.
  • At least 3 years classroom experience or 1 year editing experience in a publishing house.
The positions are permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.
Interested applicants should apply by emailing us a copy of filled-in respective ‘JKF Job Application Forms Here’ to: hram@jomokenyattaf.com.
Please note that the Application Forms should not be accompanied by testimonials.
The closing date for receipt of the forms is 5th November, 2013.
Persons living with HIV/AIDs, disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer

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