KIPPRA Assistant Publications Editor Job in Kenya

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
is a public policy research Institute established to develop human and
institutional capacities by undertaking economic forecasting, policy
analysis and research, and by contributing to the formulation of medium
and long-term strategic perspectives for the economic and social
development of Kenya. 
In carrying out this mandate, the
Institute seeks to recruit a competent person to join its team of
professionals to the following vacant position:
Assistant Publications Editor
 
Duties
  • Copy editing and proofreading research papers and reports before publication
  • Typesetting and layout of research papers and reports
  • Word processing, editing on screen and formatting internal and external reports of the Institute
  • Developing and uploading content on the website
  • Liaising with other in-house teams, writers, photographers, printers, designers and production staff to negotiate and monitor timescales for stages in the publishing process
  • Making follow up on editor’s comments to meet deadlines
  • Filing, photocopying and other routine administrative tasks related to publishing
  • Proofreading, editing and writing online content including via social media
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences, Communication, Publishing, or Journalism, with a bias in print publishing.
  • At least two (2) years experience in copy editing and proofreading of research publications in a busy publishing environment.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, plus any other desktop publishing software
  • Good understanding of design briefings, typesetting and printing specifications
Personal Attributes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Copy editing and proofreading skills
  • Attention to detail
How to Apply

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Female candidates and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply. 
Applications to be addressed and posted/hand delivered to: 
The Executive Director KIPPRA 
2nd Floor, Bishops Garden Towers, Bishops Road 
P. O. Box 56445, 00100, 
Nairobi
 
Or e-mailed to: careers@kippra.or.ke 
Telephone: 254 20 4936000/0736 712724 
Deadline for receipt of applications is 19th February 2016 by 5.00 p.m.

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