Saturday, 11 June 2016

Ghetto Mirror Coordinator

By on 2:00 pm

Position: Ghetto Mirror Coordinator
Employer: Shining Hope for Community
Location: Kibera Nairobi

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm and some weekend as needed

Job Description:
GM Coordinator will manage the day to day operations of the Ghetto Mirror publication and provide necessary support for the staff and writers.

Tasks and Duties

  • Edit drafts of articles to remove mistakes, grammatical errors, and accuracy of information and/or rewrite articles to ensure they flow or read better.
  • Keeping in check facts and opinions, and make sure articles adhere to copyright standards or do not go against SHOFCO’s mission and policies.
  • Proofread and double check final copy of publication, making sure headline capture essence and are interesting and everything is in place before printing.
  • Work hand in hand with The Youth Programs Coordinator and The Graphic Designer to support, mentor and assist the writers in journalism skills.
  • Prepare material for and administer weekly mentorship meetings.
  • Work with staff and writers in assigning topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage and ensure strict deadlines are met.
  • Develop linkages with professional journalists that would be willing to train/mentor writers.
  • Prepare an Editorial Policy tailored to The Ghetto Mirror.
  • Recruit new writers from other areas and work closely with Mathare team and 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 areas of need for writers and coordinate with management to meet those needs and brainstorm ideas, prepare work and action plans.
  • Implement plan to make The Ghetto Mirror become financially independent.


  • A diploma in journalism; a degree in journalism will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years post graduation experience in editing newspapers or other publications.
  • Recommendations
  • Some experience working with youth.
  • Extensive social media knowledge

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer, quoting their current and expected salaries.

Applications without this information will not be considered.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should reach us no later than 23rd June 2016.