FeJAL’s Veep Gets Top Post At INQUIRER Newspaper
MONROVIA-The vice president of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia, Christiana Winnie Saywah-Jimmy has been formally appointed as the first female Managing Editor of Liberia’s oldest post-war newspaper.
The INQUIRER Newspaper published by the New Era Publications Corporation began operations in 1991.
She was appointed by the Board of Directors and Shareholders of the paper last week.
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.”
The Managing Editor’s primary responsibility is to provide overall administrative and editorial leadership of the Newspaper. Madam Saywah-Jimmy began at The Inquirer in 2001 as an intern at the International School of Journalism under the Liberia Broadcasting System.
She was then assigned to the Legislature, where she was awarded Best Legislative Reporter in 2008. She later took an assignment at the Judiciary and interchangeably she covered the Executive.
Her 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 the news. She then rose to serve as 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 a Communications consultant and the Insight Newspaper.
The Managing Editor is the current 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.