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Editor

Date Posted
29th March 2017
Reference
VAC-25384
Sector
Media & Corporate Communications
Job Type
Contract
Location
Port of Spain
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) invites applications from dynamic, forward-thinking individuals for the position of Editor.

Job Description

Job Summary

To review and revise documents or other written material generated by the Authority for public or stakeholder consultations and/or publication in books, newspapers, magazines, websites, as well as research papers and other related documents.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Proofread the content of documents and research papers and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, sentence construction and grammar.
  2. Evaluate written documents, research papers, presentations as required and recommend amendments to improve document content and readability.
  3. Assess in detail, publications and digital media according to the relevant publications’ styles to ensure editorial policies and publishing requirements are maintained.
  4. Critique material and content ideas for the Authority’s publications to ensure suitability or appropriateness for various stakeholders and audiences.
  5. Confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organisation or publication.
  6. Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources to authenticate material for publication.
  7. Read material to verify index items are arranged alphabetically or topically, indicating page or chapter location.
  8. Approve final versions of documents, research papers and/or presentations submitted by staff as required.
  9. Review and edit original content posted on the Authority’s website and social platforms to ensure support of communication objectives.
  10. Make recommendations on print/website space for text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.
  11. Perform other related duties as required by job function.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communications, English or related field.
  • Recognised Master’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, English or related field would be an asset.
  • Minimum five (5) years working experience in journalism or a mass communications environment, of which three (3) years includes experience as an Editor.
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, etc.)
  • Experience with In Design, Photoshop or other publishing tools would be an asset.

 

Core Competencies

Professional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge:
    • Principles, practices and techniques of journalism and mass communications.
    • Structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • Media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
    • Telecommunications Act Chap 47:31 and regulations as well as international telecommunications regulation best practices.
    • Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and social media best practices would be an asset.

 

  • Skills & Abilities
    • Proficient in the preparation of reports and memorandums and diverse publications such as press releases, and articles.
    • Effective writing skills in a variety of styles that appeal to different audiences.
    • Strong design/creative skills (Microsoft Office package, Adobe creative suite)
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Ability to prioritise multiple workloads and meet tight deadlines.
    • Ability to maintain effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

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