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Editor at Soma Biblia Tanzania, February 2018

Soma Bible is a registered service in Tanzania for the Evangelical Lutheran literature. We focus on publishing, distributing and selling Christian literature across the country through our book centers and our mobile sales network.

We are looking for a dynamic and focused evangelical Christian who will be our next editor.

Main tasks:
• Development and editing of our shepherd magazine Riziki
• Editing and proofreading of all Soma Biblia publications
• Leader and daily teacher of our Bible Correspondence course
• Perform additional tasks assigned by the publication administrator

Qualifications:
• University degree in theology
• Excellent creative writing skills
• Deep experience in all Microsoft applications
• Good communication and negotiation skills in Swahili and English
• Preferred editing experience
• You are personally innovative, flexible and solution-oriented. You can manage your time and grow in teamwork
• As a Christian, you love Jesus, follow him in faith in a devotional life, and share our call to spread the gospel through literature

The place of work will be the region Sakina, Arusha. Interested candidates who meet the above conditions will be asked to send a CV and cover letter to the following address:

Director of publication
Soma Bible Arusha
POST. Box 2696,
Arusha

Email: publishingmanager.somabiblia@gmail.com

Telephone: +255 787 392 951

Application deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018.
Note that only candidates in the shortlist are contacted.
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Looking back at the history of the Soma Bible Society, we find two very different but attractive parallel stories:

The first story goes back to a few sleepless nights in Kansay, Tanzania, in the mid-1970s. Mr. and Mrs. Jon and Kjellaug Jossang served as missionaries at the Norwegian Lutheran Mission in Tanzania for two years when Mr. Jossang was unable to sleep one night. I had seen so many Tanzanians baptized, but there was nothing written to help the baptized to learn their new faith. Together with the Norwegian missionary Ingebjor Boe, she developed two booklets (Hubiri Habari Njema and Tufundishe kwa Furaha) to help evangelists and Sunday School teachers with their work. It was the beginning.

But the main work of literature began after Mzee Jossang heard the name Voi on a night he could not sleep. And there they went; in Voi, Kenya. A small bookstore was placed next to the bus station. And Wazee Jossang has developed brochures, books and also a Bible Correspondence course. A bibliographic database on the NLM complex in Nairobi has also been prepared. Two magazines were founded, Riziki and The Brief.

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