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We are searching for an experienced and skilled candidate to join our Media Industry as a Managing Editor.

As a Managing Editor, you will have to supervise our company’s day to day operations and publishing procedures. You will be reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and supervising writers, publishing manager, editorial writes, and other editorial staff. 

You should come up with new and innovative story ideas and concepts, finalize and forward them for printing. We expect exceptional organizational and managing abilities as well as exclusive problem-solving skills.

If you think you are experienced and skilled for this Managing Editor position and love working for the Media Industry, we would like to meet you. Kindly send across your application with your updated portfolio right away.


  • Plan, manage and execute everyday tasks as per the schedule

  • Appoint, train, and supervise Assistant Editors.

  • Assign and edit content for social media.

  • Work together with the editor-in-chief to look into content and finalize the content schedule.

  • Manage weekly publications and editorials calendars and meetings with the team.

  • Design and accept projects for journalists, writers, and editors.

  • Control plans, supervise the production process, and implement deadlines.

  • Assist in approving finale copy for submission with design, style, and tone.

  • Resolve any issues within the team if they arise.

  • Attend social events representing the company.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a relevant field.

  • 3-4 years of experience as Managing Editor or a relevant role

  • Solid copy-writing and editing experience will be preferred.

  • Working awareness of web platforms like WordPress, Joomla, etc.

  • Proficient in English.

  • Ability to plan and coordinate with team and operations.

  • Exceptional administrative and management skills.

  • Brilliant communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Attention to detail and good with deadlines.

  • Exceptional leadership skills.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage time effectively.

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