VACANCY: Assistant Editor at PJC Media Center Project
19.03.2014
14:00

TITLE: Assistant Editor
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 24.03.2014

JOB DESCRIPTION: The incumbent will assist in performing daily organizational and administrative activities under the supervision of Project Manager and Project Coordinator.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Assistant Editor of the Media Center will: 

  • Oversee the content and quality of the project publications;
  • Prepare, rewrite or edit press releases to improve readability;
  • Proofread the texts to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, syntax and logical structure;
  • Match contents of press releases to the organization style and policy;
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using reference sources;
  • Generate ideas for discussion topics in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator and the project team;
  • Reply to and analyze feedback and communication - this will include social media monitoring;
  • Be responsible for the relevance of all the online published material produced and published by the Media Center in Armenian, English and preferably Russian;
  • Keep existing content on the web platforms of the Media Center accurate and up-to-date;
  • Identify new content themes / opportunities; 
  • Edit and translate texts by other contributors from Armenian into English and/or Russian;
  • Ensure timely and accurate status updates on the Media Center's social network pages;
  • Assist Project Director, Project Coordinator and Editor in development, execution and ongoing processes within the project;
  • Perform other editorial duties as necessary;
  • Develop, maintain, and update the website, ensuring usability and appeal to targeted audience;
  • Administer the website's content and structure, oversee technical and content related tasks;
  • Ensure the Media Center events are cybercast at Ustream and embedded at the Media Center website;
  • Ensure the video footage is uploaded and disseminated via YouTube and social networks;
  • Determine sources of web page or server problems, and take action to correct such problems;
  • Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference;
  • Use metadata and other methods to optimize search engine positions;
  • Communicate with other site owners in order to maximize incoming links;
  • Ensure the site is listed in relevant indexes and directories. 

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or other relevant discipline;
  • At least 2 years’ first-hand experience in NGO or media company;
  • Proven ability to write, edit, and produce press releases and other informational material in Armenian, English, preferably Russian;
  • Experience working with donors, civil society, international organizations.
  • Excellent command of office software, strong computer skills, video and audio equipment;
  • Proficiency in Armenian and English, good command of Russian. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit a CV/ Resume and a cover letter in English sedamuradyan@pjc.am. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Please indicate Assistant Editor in the subject line.

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