Creative writer and online journalist Pius Nyondo has been appointed Nyasa Times Senior Sub-Editor.
Before his appointment, Nyondo, 20, was sub-editor responsible for features and special projects. He replaces Lucky Mkandawire who left Nyasa Times and now works for Nation Publications Limited (NPL).
Nyasa Times editorial director Thom Chiumia described Nyondo’s appointment as necessary and a step forward for the country’s crop of youthful journalists.
“He [Nyondo] is not only a startlingly creative writer, but also one with admirable editing skills,” said Chiumia.
He said among his many tasks, Nyondo – also a recipient of the 2012 First Merchant Bank/Malawi Writers Union Short Story Award – will be working with more than 65 Nyasa Times’ correspondents in Malawi.
“We are rising up the ladder each passing day, and we are sure Nyondo will help us in ensuring that we’ve an admirable working relationship with our business associates, partners and stakeholders,” said Chiumia.
Before joining Nyasa Times, Nyondo, wrote for Nation Publications Limited, Blantyre Newspapers Limited and Montfort Media. He has made himself a name in Malawi’s online newspapers circles having worked for The Maravi Post where he worked as a reporter before rising up to the rank of editor as well as Malawi24.com for which he was founding editor.
A graduate student in English and African Languages at Mzuzu University (Mzuni), Nyondo has attended several courses in journalism within and outside the country.
He is also a published author of a novella, Lions from the South.
Meanwhile, Chiumia disclosed that Nyasa Times senior journalist Green Muheya has been promoted to rank of sub-editor based in Blantyre.
A sub-editor checks over the stories which journalists write, ensuring correct grammar and that it meets house style guidelines, and fits them into the space in the website.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :