Post Jobs

Amharic Editor

Reference Number: JKP/ED/AE/01

Who we are

Jakenn Publishing is the media company of the present and the future of Ethiopia. We bring our passion for reporting and independent journalism to tell the stories which matter in the Ethiopia today and the Ethiopia being shaped for tomorrow.

JaKenn is widely known for its flagship publication and web portal Addis Standard. Started as a magazine in 2011, Addis Standard has evolved into the digital platform of choice for breaking news, analysis, and spell-binding commentary about Ethiopia that establishes understanding of happenings beyond your eyes and ears. One of the most followed media brands in Ethiopia on twitter and a solid web presence that has a firm grip on Ethiopia’s rapid political, economic, and social transformation, Addis Standard provides consumers content worthy of their time and attention.

As a young and dynamic company, JaKenn embodies an emerging multicultural Ethiopia where people are valued for their contribution to the development of a democratic and prosperous country. We understand that this means listening to our consumers, employees, and stakeholders in all processes from product development to execution. We value diversity and make an honest effort at providing an inclusive work environment that supports growth, nurtures innovation, and embraces risk taking.

The Job

As part of its corporate strengthening efforts to grow audience and deliver content that is independent, factual, and attention-capturing, JaKenn would like to hire a Amharic Editor. This position reports to the Managing Editor and will work with other members of the Editorial team to oversee the development of a new editorial product published in Amharic for JaKenn Publishing.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Develop the editorial plan for the Amharic language product from research, obtaining buy-in, and execution in consultation with the managing editor

Adapt the in-house style guidelines for this new product, coach reporters and publishers on the in-house style guidelines, requirements, and the editorial policy

Write stories using proper grammar and following the house style guidelines of JaKenn Publishing while also ensuring they are compelling and professional in style and presentation

Edit written pieces by reporters and contributors on staff to check for clarity, grammar and overall story presentation

Rework pieces as requested by the Managing Editor or staff editors and update pieces as needed for ongoing or developing stories

Arrange and conduct interviews when needed to collect witness statements, get information from experts or individuals involved or work on a lead for a proposed story

Create relationships with members of the Editor’s Guild of Ethiopia, media stakeholders, potential contributors, public institutions, and other entities to develop access to credible sources for future stories

Coach and mentor reporters and interns on proper work conduct by inspiring creative storytelling and enforcing standards and guidelines


Kindly prepare your updated CV and cover letter in one file and send an email to using the format “reference number- [Firstname] [Secondname]” as the subject line by 27th June 2021.