CAREERS

EXISTING JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT FINE EDGE MEDIA LTD

Fine Edge Media Ltd is a Multicultural, Multiracial, Open and Affirming, Equal Opportunity Employer. It is an African media, branding, digital, technology and publishing company, perhaps best known for Edge Africa Magazine, the media organisation holds ownership of other related print and digital brands.

Vision: To be a world-class, reliable & timeless media house of choice

Mission: Connecting people to information

Motto: Doing Good by Doing Right

Fine Edge Media ltd, also provides daily news coverage on business, technology, financial markets, entrepreneurship, personal finance, sports and a wide array of other topics.

Specialties

Business, Finance, Investing, Technology, Politics, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Cloud Computing, Security, Management

Fine Edge Media Ltd seeks to hire a dynamic and result oriented team of individuals in various positions.

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the following positions

Editorial Department.

  • Managing Editor/Senior Editor.
  • Features Editor
  • Editor, Business/Finance
  • Editor, Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle
  • Editor, Entertainment
  • Editor, Digital and Tech
  • Editorial Assistants. This includes ( News, Sports, Articles Editor, Assignment Editor, Assistant Research Editor)
  • Editorial business Manager

Design Department

  • Creative/Art and Design Editor
  • Design and Photo Editor
  • ADs Graphic Designer
  • Magazine layout Designer

Online and Digital Department

  • Web/Online Editor
  • Blogger
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • IT manager

Business, Sales and PR Department

  • Finance/Accounts Manager
  • Advertising/PR Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Sales/Accounts Executives (4 Positions)
  • Circulation/Production Manager

3 years’ experience in a similar role in a reputable media company.

For the full job descriptions and qualifications, visit our website at www.edgemagazine.co.ke/careers. All Employment forms + CVs (don’t send original certificates) should be sent to careers@edgemagazine.co.ke and Copy; hr@edgemagazine.co.ke. Feel free to share the opportunity to other qualified applicants.

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Editorial Department.

Managing Editor/Senior Editor 

JOB Description

  • Proven work experience as a Managing Editor similar role in a reputable media company
  • Plan and manage all daily operations
  • coach and supervise personnel
  • Collaborate with editor in chief/C.E.O. to determine issues’ content and topics
  • Coordinate editorial publications and meetings
  • Plan and approve assignments for writers and editors
  • Control schedules and enforce deadlines (for writers, photographers, designers etc.)
  • Direct copy editing, fact-checking, and proofing.
  • Assist in evaluating finalized copy for compliance with policies, style and tone
  • Resolve issues as they arise
  • Attend events on behalf of the company or editor in chief/CEO
  • Write the important stories and thinks of headlines that are short and catchy.
  • Lead our editorial team, direct our editorial strategy, and oversee editorial content.
  • Manage overall day-to-day operations for the magazine’s digital and print editions, including scheduling and flow of all content.
  • Direct the transformation of the magazine’s digital edition through a redesign and migration to a new content management system in 2018.
  • Manage development of content for digital and print to bolster the campaigns.
  • Collaborate in planning for feature stories and conceptualizing content, look, and online navigation of digital stories on an ongoing basis and quarterly digital editions.
  • Collaborate with Social and Emerging Strategy team in planning and posting on social media, and lead scheduling and strategy for magazine social media accounts.
  • Develop, research, report, and write stories for digital and print.
  • Ensure that stories map to key audiences and strategic content.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA in journalism or relevant field(master’s degree is an added advantage)
  • At least 3 yrs. experience and above
  • Proven experience as managing editor or relevant role
  • Exceptional ability in copy writing and editing
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of online platforms like Word Press and SEO concepts
  • Abilities in planning and coordinating people and operations
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • Reliability and efficiency
  • Attention to detail

Features Editor

JOB description

  • selecting articles for issues and planning publication contents
  • generating ideas for articles and features
  • organising meetings with writers and designers to discuss and plan the features section of the magazine
  • commissioning features and stories from in-house writers or freelancers
  • supervising staff, including freelance writers, and setting deadlines
  • reading, writing and researching features and articles
  • rewriting, editing, proofreading and subbing copy to ensure it is ready to go to press
  • attending relevant events, fairs and conferences
  • Ensuring that all feature articles comply with ethical codes of practice and legal guidelines.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA in journalism or relevant field(master’s degree is an added advantage)
  • At least 3 yrs. experience and above
  • Proven experience as Features editor or relevant role.
  • Exceptional ability in copy writing and editing
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of online platforms like Word Press and SEO concepts
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • Reliability and efficiency
  • Attention to detail

Editor, Business/Finance

JOB Description.

  • Proven work experience as a Business/Finance Editor similar role in a reputable media company
  • Oversee all business/finance coverage, including general business news, domestic and international market news, company-specific coverage, and personal finance coverage.
  • Develop and execute a business coverage plan that appeals to both the general interest user and those with specific interests across markets and industries.
  • Oversee coverage of all breaking and unanticipated business news events that occur each day.
  • Coordinate with other members of our editorial team to ensure our best business/finance-related content surfaces throughout the week.
  • Coordinate with our leading business partners to ensure we’re featuring their best journalism in all its forms.
  • Willing to work as the news cycle demands.
  • Lead and manage the planning, production and presentation of news.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA in journalism or relevant field(master’s degree is an added advantage)
  • At least 3 yrs. experience and above
  • Proven experience as Business/News editor or relevant role.
  • Exceptional ability in copy writing and editing
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of online platforms like Word Press and SEO concepts
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • Reliability and efficiency
  • Attention to detail

Editor, Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

JOB Description

  • Proven work experience as a Fashion, Beauty Editor similar role in a reputable media company
  • selecting Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle articles for issues and planning publication contents
  • Oversee, plan, and execute Fashion & Beauty features coverage, including regular franchise and packages.
  • Manage freelancers and constantly look for new voices to feature.
  • Conduct interviews and write features on trending conversations in the Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle space.
  • Secure articles from influencers and celebrities in the Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle industries.
  • Work with the creative departments to plan and execute shoots.
  • Represent the magazine at industry events, which includes brand launches, panels, and networking opportunities.
  • Do live events coverage during awards season and pitch in when necessary for the daily fashion and beauty news coverage.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA in journalism or relevant field(master’s degree is an added advantage)
  • At least 3 yrs. experience and above
  • Proven experience as Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle editor or relevant role.
  • Exceptional ability in copy writing and editing
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of online platforms like Word Press and SEO concepts
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • Reliability and efficiency
  • Attention to detail

Editor, Entertainment

JOB Description

  • Help our nimble team tell the best visual stories out there. The world is becoming more visual and we lead with pictures, so you’ll have to lead with your eyes.
  • Take the experience you have wrangling celebrity talent, working with managers and PR types, to help bring talent into our stories.
  • Proven work experience as an Entertainment Editor similar role in a reputable media company
  • selecting Entertainment articles for issues and planning publication contents
  • Possess a keen understanding of pop culture and how it shapes popular thought.
  • Have an intuitive sense of what readers/searchers of entertainment stories will want to know about. Because we will be telling stories that are unfolding now as well as those that happened decades ago, the editor must have an understanding of and interest in the history of entertainment.
  • Have a gift for story ideation as well as the well-honed ability to write snappy, clear, effective headlines and other display type. The ability to “own” a story – from ideation to publication—is absolutely essential.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA in journalism or relevant field(master’s degree is an added advantage)
  • At least 3 yrs. experience and above
  • Proven experience as Entertainment editor or relevant role.
  • Exceptional ability in copy writing and editing
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of online platforms like Word Press and SEO concepts
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • Reliability and efficiency
  • Attention to details.

Editor, Technology

JOB Description

  • develop story ideas for technology pieces
  • Interview subject matter experts, as necessary, to develop clear, compelling stories that use facts, quotes, and data to educate our audience
  • Source and cite from other reports (Gartner, Forrester, etc.) as necessary
  • Submit drafts and refine iteratively based on team and client feedback

Qualifications

  • Strong experience writing fintech or technology content required
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent required
  • Demonstrated capacity for translating strategy into execution
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with a strong ability to communicate story ideas and elicit information from senior-level clients and subject matter experts

Editorial Assistants

JOB Description

The position of editorial assistant is both an editorial and an administrative position.

  • supporting editorial staff in all activities leading to publication, including acting as a personal assistant to commissioning editors and overseeing tasks such as issuing contracts and dealing with royalties
  • Will oversee freelance writers to make sure that they’ll be able to submit the commissioned articles on time.
  • Write articles and do basic proofreading on commissioned articles before submitting them to the editor.
  • proofing, editing and writing online content including via social media
  • Compiling and distributing newsletters using specific software.
  • organising and researching projects to tight deadlines
  • liaising with other in-house teams, writers, photographers, printers, designers and production staff to negotiate and monitor timescales for stages in the publishing process
  • dealing with the administration of work commissioned to freelance writers, picture researchers, photographers, stylists and illustrators

Editorial business Manager

JOB Description.

  • Oversees the editorial budget as well as other financial aspects of the publication.
  • Work with the contracts group, contributor and writers to secure the rights and permissions for our web content and ensures our contributors are paid for their work.

Bachelor’s degree in communication.

Design Department

Creative/Art Editor

JOB Description

  • Proven work experience as a Creative/Art Editor similar role in a reputable media company
  • Oversee the design of the publication.
  • laying out pages for the magazine, often to tight deadlines
  • discussing design and layout ideas with the, CEO, managing editor and other colleagues
  • commissioning photographers and illustrators
  • sketching out and designing the cover – which must always look distinctive to attract buyers
  • anticipating trends and setting the magazine’s overall visual style
  • Controlling the art budget.
  • will invent new ideas for branding, advertising campaigns and marketing messages
  • meet with corporate heads and clients on a regular basis to discuss ways to expand their brands
  • Lead the intake and interpretation of creative briefs from kickoff to design presentations, ensuring all deliverables are always on time and on brief
  • Serve as lead designer on major projects, developing and presenting creative concepts and design recommendations. Consistently deliver holistic and integrated campaigns that are strategic, thoughtful, engaging, creative, and on-brand.
  • keeping brand guidelines current and advising other designers in its implementation
  • Create (or coach creation of) new templates for collateral, presentations, digital assets, etc., that the rest of the team can implement for consistency
  • Provide design guidance to the production manager to develop and select photo and video assets
  • Partner with the communications team to design and assign resources to develop layouts and ads as needed for organization’s nationally-distributed magazine.
  • Partner with the digital team to develop assets for use on TPL digital and social media channels, including our website, inbound and outbound marketing (email; homepage; editorial/digital commerce landing pages; display ad banners; social media assets), editorial content on our blog, special projects/partner initiatives, and other digital marketing initiatives.

Design and Photo Editor.

JOB Description

  • Will focus on developing trendy, professional design and maintaining a consistent look and feel to the publication by completing the following tasks:
    • Design Magazine flag for new year
    • Develop a font library
    • Design templates for each section
  • Works with the Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor and Section Editors to create designs for all pages
  • Works with Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor and Section Editors in deciding final layout and design of each issue
  • Work to ensure consistency and quality of photography within the publication by completing the following duties:
    • Trains staff members in appropriate camera handling and photography
    • Works with staff members to assign photos needed for each issue
    • Develops and maintains a system for organizing digital photo files
    • Assists staffers in the selection of photos upon request
    • Checks photos on all pages to ensure that they follow the editorial policy of the publication
    • Edits photos for quality as needed
    • Oversees the signing in and out of photography equipment
    • Works with the web editor to assign photos for the website. Photos will be updated 2-5 times a week

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography or Design or relevant field.
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role in a reputable media company or relevant field.

ADs Graphic Designer

JOB Description

  • Keeps a list of all ads sold for each issue/business name, size, placement and ad location
  • Places all pre-made ads on ad templates for each issue
  • Builds ads using information, artwork, and logos from business when needed
  • Designs advertisements for the website.

Magazine layout Designer

JOB Description

  • Design editorial layouts for all publications in keeping with the brand and demographics
  • Design custom visuals that quickly and concisely communicate content
  • Take editorial photographs that are used to illustrate and enhance a story under the direction of Art Director and/or Editor.
  • Execute digital art components during photo shoot and art production, including both print-to-digital considerations and online-only products.
  • Prepare design ideas and print and digital content ideas, in conjunction with art department team, for participation in editorial brainstorm meetings.
  • Review editorial lineup to ensure editorial design and imagery is aesthetically on-brand, high-quality and meets the needs of each corresponding publication
  • Assist in getting pickup art and scheduling photo shoots for all publications
  • Support overall production of all publications: assist with proofing duties, PDFing and uploading magazines and handling page revisions when necessary
  • Create and design editorial pages for the Front of the magazine.
  • Work closely with Publisher, Managing Editor, Art Director and other designers.
  • Work on general production of the magazine.
  • Be hands on and help the art department on the daily basis needs.

Online and Digital Department

Web/Online Editor

JOB Description

  • Proven work experience as a Web/online Editor similar role in a reputable media company.
  • Oversee content for the web version of the publication. This means adapting print content for the Internet and managing a team of bloggers.
  • To ensure that Web content meets the needs and interests of website visitors.
  • Monitor visitor behavior by reviewing website statistics.
  • Check page popularity by the number of visitors and remove content that has low levels of interest.
  • Encourage feedback by providing the means for visitors to leave comments.
  • Produce and publish new content in a creative way
  • Liaise with clients and in-house team members to decide on new posts
  • Oversee layout (images, graphics, videos and artwork)
  • Check content for accuracy
  • Proofread and edit online material
  • Collaborate with professionals (e.g. web designers, marketing executives and photographers) to improve article presentation
  • Use SEO and social media
  • Ensure content is up-to-date
  • Expert in social media marketing
  • Comply with copyright and privacy regulations
  • Monitor website’s traffic to measure popularity
  • Keep track of developments in web technology

Skills

  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills, with an understanding of the special requirements of writing for the Web, such as the use of keywords, hyperlinks, navigation and the importance of brevity.
  • Must have a good eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills to work effectively with contributors, designers.
  • Good organizational skills to collate material from multiple sources and produce web content within tight deadlines.

Qualifications

At Least 3 years’ experience. Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or mass communication or any related field, Masters is an added advantage

Blogger (online equivalent of staff writer)

JOB Description

  • Generating, researching, and pitching ideas for posts.
  • Writing, editing, publishing, and promoting content.
  • Promoting new posts using advertisements, emails, social media, and other methods to alert and attract new readers.
  • Advocating and educating others about interests, products, or services.
  • Maximizing site traffic by utilizing Search Engine Optimization keywords.
  • Inviting other bloggers, experts, or other notable guests to contribute content to the webpage.
  • Monitoring responses to posts via the website, social media, or other platforms to better understand the audience.
  • Staying current on industry trends for possible opportunities to attract new readers or create stronger, more engaging content.
  • Pitch Ideas, Write and Edit, Implement SEO, Promote the Blog and Engage the Audience

Blogger Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • Writing experience or familiarity with certain interests or a specific field.
  • Exceptional writing, research, and communication skills.
  • Creativity and adaptability.
  • Strong understanding of the target audience and industry trends.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially content management software, social media platforms, MS Office, and SEO keywords, basic understanding of HTML
  • Ability to sit and type for extended periods.

 Social Media Coordinator

JOB Description

  • Proven work experience as a social Media coordinator similar role in a reputable media company
  • Delivering publication brilliant content to as many people in as many ways as possible
  • Build and manage the brands social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and potentially additional channels.
  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to promote our brands.
  • Generate reports to track the success of social media.
  • Work alongside other content producers to help distribute content that educates and inspires our audience.
  • Drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our social network presence.
  • Explore new ways to engage and new social networks to reach our target audience.
  • Report to the Web/Online Editor.

IT manager

JOB Description

  • Overseeing office technology
  • Degree in IT

Business, Sales and PR Department

Finance/Accountant

JOB Description

  • Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by brand and by customer type
  • Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, and analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward.
  • Establishes and maintains the company’s QuickBooks account
  • Enters business contact and ad information
  • Records payments for all advertisements
  • Prints invoices for each issue.
  • Prints address labels for all businesses currently accrued
  • Preparing accounts and tax returns
  • Administering payrolls and controlling income and expenditure
  • Auditing financial information
  • Compiling and presenting reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and financial statements
  • Analysing accounts and business plans
  • Providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation
  • Financial forecasting and risk analysis
  • Dealing with insolvency cases
  • Negotiating the terms of business deals and moves with clients and associated organisations
  • Protecting the company from getting broke from unnecessary risks and expenses.

Key skills for accountants

we are looking for employees or graduates with the following skills:

  • fully qualified CPA(K) or ACCA
  • self-motivation
  • integrity
  • ability to reflect on one’s own work as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
  • business acumen and interest
  • organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • team working ability
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • proficiency in IT
  • analytical ability
  • a methodical approach and problem-solving skills
  • high level of numeracy

Advertising and PR Manager.

JOB Description

  • Responsible for identifying and developing new and innovative sales opportunities, products, and partnerships.
  • Updates the database of potential advertisers prior to the start of each month/year’s sales campaign.
  • Sends a pre-sales-campaign letter to potential advertisers
  • Maintains organized records of all ad sale contracts and materials provided by advertisers
  • Sends thank-you notes to all advertisers
  • Maintains records of all model release forms for persons appearing in advertisements
  • Meet with client companies and discuss goals
  • Perform market research identifying areas upon which to focus
  • Create advertising plans and content to reach those demographics
  • Design and prepare advertisements as needed
  • Test concepts and review results with client companies
  • Refine concepts and content to match those results
  • Test advertising ideas repeatedly and often to measure effectiveness
  • Research market and draw meaningful conclusions from data

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of advertising techniques
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Independent thinking needed
  • Understanding of limitations surrounding marketing
  • Written communication skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Customer relationship skills
  • Ability to listen and understand direction desired for advertising
  • Experience working with design software
  • Bachelor degree in marketing or graphic design preferred, Master’s degree may be an added advantage.

Sales & Marketing Manager

JOB Description

  • Proven work experience as a Sales Manager similar role in a reputable media company or any related field.
  • Coordinate sales team by managing schedules, filing important documents and communicating relevant information
  • Ensure the adequacy of sales-related equipment or material
  • Respond to complaints from customers and give after-sales support when requested
  • Store and sort financial and non-financial data in electronic form and present reports
  • Handle the processing of all orders with accuracy and timeliness
  • Inform clients of unforeseen delays or problems
  • Monitor the team’s progress, identify shortcomings and propose improvements
  • Assist in the preparation and organizing of promotional material or events
  • Craft new sales proposals and contract renewals
  • Schedule product demos
  • Contact customers via email or phone to answer queries or retrieve information about their account
  • Update internal databases (CRM) with account details
  • Perform back-office sales tasks to support Account Executives as needed
  • Research market trends and competition
  • Create reports on sales and marketing campaigns
  • Maintain digital and physical records of invoices and contracts
  • Address payment issues
  • Identify new revenue prospects
  • Ensure adherence to laws and policies

Requirements

  • Proven experience in sales; experience as a sales coordinator or in other administrative positions will be considered a plus;
  • Good computer skills (MS Office)
  • Proficiency in English
  • Well-organized and responsible with an aptitude in problem-solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A team player with high level of dedication
  • BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field; certification in sales or marketing will be an asset

 Sales/Account Executives (4 Positions)

JOB Description

  • Contact potential clients to describe advertising opportunities. This usually takes the form of cold calling over the telephone but may involve face to face contact at presentations, meetings and business lunches or dinners
  • Take part in internal training about how to handle phone calls and other job requirements
  • Contact existing clients to arrange the placement and design of advertisements they have agreed on and ensure an ongoing relationship
  • Research client needs and explain the benefits of buying advertising space, responding to any objections
  • Explain pricing costs to potential clients and negotiate a fee if necessary
  • Account manage an existing client to ensure their needs are satisfied and they are happy with the service
  • Work with production teams to ensure that agreed advertisements are carried in the right place and at the right time
  • Track purchases and keep record of sales, contacts and deals
  • Attend industry events, exhibitions and conferences, meeting potential and existing clients
  • Work to maximise sales and meet targets
  • Deliver sales reports to management

Circulation/Production/Research Manager

JOB Description

  • Maintains and prints address labels for all subscribers and advertisers
  • Manage circulation and distribution of the magazines and ensure that the distribution goals are fulfilled.
  • Come up with strategic ways to increase magazine subscriptions
  • Oversee the physical compilation of all the materials by setting a production schedule and makes sure that everyone sticks to it.
  • Responsible for the communication with the printing house, setting the deadlines for the commission of the text copy, imagery, design, editing deadlines and so on
  • Generate print orders and oversee postage and customer service.
  • Develop and implement circulation plans
  • Required to write copy (sales material), approve artistic designs and layout and work with printers to ensure that marketing materials meet specifications.
  • When sending out renewal notices, for instance, you would commission the writing to a copywriter, then send it to a designer for layout. “You have to know how to lay it out and how to give it to a designer
  • Responsible for promotional materials such as full-page ads, direct-mail packages and the insert cards that are enclosed in magazines.
  • Managing budgets and participating in the business management of the publication.
  • Spearheaded brand recognition initiative
  • Executed promotion plans
  • Successfully represent the company at local, national conferences
  • Developed strategies to leverage external influences to gain competitive advantages
  • Developed and implemented the overall strategy for increasing the circulation of magazines and developed cost-effective strategies for attracting new subscribers.
  • Developed and managed marketing plans in coordination with the publisher to increase subscription levels.
  • Monitored circulation movements, revenues, costs and market trends.
  • Responsible for strategic planning, program development and monitoring of production audit reports.