The Inquirer is a leading independent daily newspaper published in Liberia, based in Monrovia. It is privately owned with a "good reputation".

INQUIRER Gets First Female Managing Editor

The New Era Publications Corporation, Publisher of the Inquirer Newspaper has appointed its first female Managing Editor.

Christiana Winnie Saywah-Jimmy was formally named by the Board of Directors and Shareholders of the paper as its third but first female Managing Editor since its inception in 1991.

Mr. Gabriel I H. Williams was the first followed by the late Philip N. Wesseh.

In a letter dated Tuesday, January 3, 2023, and sent to Mrs. Jimmy, the Board, among many things, stated, “We present our compliments and to inform you that the Board is herewith appointing you as the 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, her 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 and annual reports and 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, in the letter under the signature of Gabriel I. H. Williams, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Shareholders, the Managing Editor is required to submit to the Board a management plan to elevate the entity

Madam Saywah-Jimmy began at The Inquirer in 2001 as an intern from the International School of Journalism operated by some journalists from the Liberia Broadcasting System and their colleagues.

She was then assigned at the Legislature where she was awarded as Best Legislative Reporter in 2008 and was thereafter assigned at the Judiciary and interchangeably covered the Executive.

Saywah-Jimmy’s 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 news 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 sojourn, she served the Ministry of Agriculture as Communications Consultant and the Insight Newspaper.

The Managing Editor is the current vice president of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) and a media trainer and mentor who served as head of the Press Union of Liberia’s 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 as well as a USAID-PUL trained media trainer.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.