Inquirer Newspaper appoints First Female Managing Editor

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Mrs. Christiana Winnie Saywah-Jimmy has formally been named Managing

Editor of The INQUIRER Newspaper published by the New Era Publications

Corporation.

 

 

 

 

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

every year.

 

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

System.

 

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

the Executive.

 

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

editor.

 

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

leaderships.

 

She is a graduate of the University of Liberia with a BA in English

Literature and a diploma in Mass Communication,” the communication

concluded.

 

 

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