SHOFCO Ghetto Mirror Coordinator

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Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

Job Title: Ghetto Mirror Coordinator

Grade: 2.3

Section: Business Services

Department: Marketing & Communications

Location / Work station: Kibera

Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM and weekends as needed


Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer
  • Direct reports: N/A

Job Purpose: To be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Ghetto Mirror publication and providing necessary support for the staff and writers; with the overarching goal of supporting the realization of SHOFCO’s vision and strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

  • Prepare an Editorial Policy tailored to The Ghetto Mirror.
  • Edit drafts of articles to ensure accuracy of information; grammatical accuracy and logical flow.
  • Ensure articles adhere to copyright standards or do not go against SHOFCO’s mission and policies.
  • Proofread and double check final copy of publication before printing.
  • Work hand in hand with the Marketing Officer and the Graphic Designer to support, mentor and assist the writers in journalism skills.
  • Work with staff and writers in assigning topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage and ensure strict deadlines are met.
  • Implement plan to make The Ghetto Mirror become financially independent.
  • Prepare material for and administer weekly mentorship meetings.
  • Develop linkages with professional journalists that would be willing to train/mentor writers.
  • Recruit new writers from other areas and work closely with different writers.
  • Develop activities and programs to keep writers motivated and increase quality of writing.
  • Maintain the social media platform and guide writers to collect materials to continuously keep social media updated.
  • Look for writers’ capacity gaps and coordinate with management to bridge those gaps.
  • Prepare work plan, action plan and budget for the publication.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Journalism or any other related field

Professional Qualifications

  • Qualification in Marketing, PR, Communication is desirable

Other requirements (unique / job specific)

  • At least 3 years’ experience in editing newspapers or other publications
  • Experience working with youth
  • Extensive social media knowledge

Functional Skills:

  • Articulating information
  • Checking things
  • Adopting practical approaches   
  • Managing tasks

Functional Skills:

  • Articulating information
  • Checking things
  • Adopting practical approaches    
  • Managing tasks   

Behavioural Competencies / Attributes:

  • Convincing people
  • Thinking positively
  • Embracing change
  • Upholding standards

How to Apply:

Applications without this information will not be considered. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applications should reach us no later than 8th January 2018. 


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