Sub-Editor at The Guardian Limited October, 2023

Job Title: Sub-Editor

Department: Editorial

Reporting Channel: Managing Director

Job Place: Dar es Salaam

The Guardian Limited


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Checking and editing stories, writing captions, placing photos and writing headlines within set deadlines and in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
  • Checking and correcting editorial copy (news stories, features, etc.) allocated by the Chief Sub-Editor for facts, accuracy, taste, house style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity, spelling, etc.
  • Subbing (rewriting) editorial copy to fit allocated space without distorting facts or downplaying the salient points or points of major interest.
  • Rewriting editorial copy as necessary for simplicity, clarity and style.
  • Writing headlines for the copy by ensuring that they reflect the overriding message of the stories.
  • Editing the photos and other illustrations selected by the Chief Sub-Editor – to fit space allocated
  • Writing or rewriting captions, taking care not to give obvious details.
  • Submitting the edited copy to the Chief Sub-Editor within set deadlines.
  • Making up news pages as directed by the Chief Sub-Editor – as a guide to graphic designers
  • Checking all headlines, captions, photos/illustrations, copy text, page logos and all other page elements, and signing off the pages(to graphic designers) within set deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts or related disciplines
  • At least three years’ experience working in journalism, with having served as a sub-editor an added advantage.
  • Mastery of written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of any other language will be an added advantage.


Apply online via email address: by 31st October, 2023.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Please, note that The Guardian Limited is an equal opportunity employer.