Inquirer Newspaper appoints First Female Managing Editor
Mrs. Christiana Winnie Saywah-Jimmy has formally been named Managing
Editor of The INQUIRER Newspaper published by the New Era Publications
She was appointed by the Board of Directors and
Shareholders of the paper.
In a letter dated Tuesday, January 03, 2023, the Board said “We
present our compliments and to inform you that the Board is herewith
appointing you as Managing Editor of the INQUIRER Newspaper.”
It continued: “We are pleased to appoint you to this very important
position of national and international significance because you have
proven to be competent, reliable, and willing to learn, since you
assumed the mantle of Acting Managing Editor, when the late Attorney
Philip N. Wesseh, became seriously ill in 2021.”
As the Managing Editor, the Board went further that “Your primary
responsibility is to provide over all administrative and editorial
leadership of The INQUIRER Newspaper. This responsibility includes
managing the administrative, editorial, and financial affairs of the
entity, in keeping with the policies and programs as envisioned by the
Board for the progress of the Institution.”
The Board pointed out that Mrs. Jimmy is also required to submit
quarterly report to the Board, as well as annual report at the end of
In keeping with the Board’s established policy, the
reports from The INQUIRER Management should cover the financial,
administrative or operational activities of the entity.
The Board of Directors and Shareholders stated that the management is
required to also report to the Board and seek approval on any critical
matter affecting the financial affairs and operation of the entity.
For effective operation of The INQUIRER Newspaper, the letter under
the signature of Gabriel I. H. Williams, Chairman of the Board of
Directors and Shareholders, said the Managing Editor is required to
submit to the Board a management plan that you (Managing Editor)
intend to execute as Managing Editor to elevate the entity.
“A very important part of the immediate plan must include positioning
The INQUIRER Newspaper to be more competitive online.
Madam Saywah-Jimmy began at The Inquirer in 2001 as an intern from the
International School of Journalism under the Liberia Broadcasting
She was then assigned at the Legislature where she was awarded as Best
Legislative Reporter in 2008.
She was then assigned at the Judiciary and interchangeably she covered
Winnie was assignment cut across from gender to agriculture onwards to
transport, health, finance, post, information and human rights as well
as politics thereby giving her vast knowledge on how to cover and
report news. She then rose to being an associate reporter and later
In her quest to explore professionalism, Saywah-Jimmy left the
Inquirer Newspaper and was employed at Gender Ministry; though at some
point of her professional so-journey she served the Ministry of
Agriculture as Communications consultant and the Insight Newspaper.
The Managing Editor is the vice president of the Female Journalists
Association of Liberia and a media trainer and mentor who served as
head of the Press Union of Liberia membership under two past
She is a graduate of the University of Liberia with a BA in English
Literature and a diploma in Mass Communication,” the communication