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Independent News & Media PLC (Fortune) – Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement – Independent News & Media PLC (Fortune)

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Independent News & Media PLC publishers and distributors of the largest English weekly in Ethiopia, Fortune, would like to offer the following career opportunities. It has been a formidable presence in the print media for the past 24 years. We thrive in providing our readers with accurate contents that have context, professional analysis and background information.

Independent News & Media PLC would like to invites competent and interested candidates for the following position.

Position 1: Digital Editor


  • Proven experience as a Digital Editor, Social Media Manager, or similar role.
  • Strong proficiency in content creation tools and software.
  • Knowledge of social media trends and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English language.
  • Ability to multitask and give attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative thinker with a passion for storytelling.


Successful applicants are expected to

  • Create compelling and shareable multimedia content specific to platforms.
  • Edit videos and manage content across Addis Fortune accounts.
  • Use analytics tools to track and optimise digital performance.
  • Collaborate with the editorial and marketing team to ensure cohesive content creation.
  • Develop and implement effective social media strategies to enhance brand visibility.
  • Operate under strict deadlines and communicate promptly with supervisors.
  • Engage with the audience, and professionally respond to inquiries, comments and mentions.
  • Cultivate relationships with industry partners for potential collaborations.
  • Familiarise self with emerging trends and apply them in practice.

Position 2: Reporter

Required Qualification:

  • A strong passion for journalism and a commitment to pursuing it as a career.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Fluent command of the English language.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-moving environment.
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Successful applicants are expected to

  • Attentively listen, understand and write investigative articles, feature stories and analytical pieces.
  • Understand the economic and business landscape.
  • Produce five originally sourced news stories a week.
  • Operate under strict deadlines.
  • Communicate promptly with editors and be open to feedback.

Position 3: Opinion Editor

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Journalism & Communications, English literature, Business Administration or Economics.
  • Proven success working in a deadline-driven, high-pressure and fast-paced environment.
  • Deep understanding of digital content consumption trends and strategies.
  • Fluent writing, editing and communication skills in the English language.
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.
  • Well-versed with legal and ethical considerations in journalism.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.

Successful applicants are expected to

  • Produce at least two articles of their own in a week.
  • Review submitted articles and edit them to uphold Fortune’s editorial standards.
  • Familiarise themselves with online and offline conversations on emerging issues.
  • Search, identify, recruit, and deploy opinion writers with insightful perspectives.
  • Constantly communicate with a diverse team of contributing writers, ensuring a timely article is submitted.
  • Make sure articles meet legal and ethical considerations while presented compellingly.
  • Collaborate with editors, photographers, designers, and cartoonists to maintain the integrity of content.

Position 4: Human Resource Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree or HR certification is a plus.
  • Proven experience in human resources management roles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient in HRIS (Human Resources Information System) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong writing and communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-moving environment.
  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.

Successful applicants are expected to:

  • Manage employee relations by addressing concerns, resolving conflicts, and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Oversee the recruitment process, including creating job descriptions, conducting interviews, and collaborating with hiring managers.
  • Develop and implement effective onboarding programs to ensure a smooth integration of new employees into the organisation.
  • Implement and manage performance appraisal processes to assess employee performance and development needs.
  • Guide managers on performance improvement plans and career development opportunities.
  • Identify training needs and coordinate the development and delivery of training programs.
  • Develop and update HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Stay informed about changes in employment laws and regulations, and update company policies accordingly.
  • Administer employee benefits programs, to ensure effective and efficient delivery.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

Deadline: June 13, 2024

How to Apply

Interested applicants meeting the criteria can apply through the Fortune Career Website (https://careers.addisfortune.info)

You may contact the HR department at 011-416-3020 for additional information.


Submit applications in person at Independent News & Media Plc. on Tegene Bldg, 7th Floor (Beqlo Bet area Sierra Leone St. next to former Global Hotel). LINK or https://maps.app.goo.gl/Xtg8q665gNZk75Zy8

*Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further screening and interviews. Female applicants are highly encouraged.*

Only short listed candidates will be communicated.

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  • Check the vacancy details with eligibility.
  • Prepare your CV or Application Details.
  • Finally, apply as instructed by the authority.

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