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  • Posted: Jun 22, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 30, 2020
  • Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.
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    News Anchor


    Reporting to the News Editor, the job holder will be responsible for anchoring news bulletins, conducting on location and studio interviews as well as general news reporting duties.


    • Assess the news leads obtained from ENG team members and work on these in association with the Editorial Desk in order to prepare story ideas.
    • Secure interviews with different individuals and conduct these interviews in order to gather the required news material.
    • Verify the authenticity of the news material collected from different sources before it goes live.
    • Prepare news articles and packages; Write new articles and produce packages from the material gathered or edit the already written articles.
    • Research about the news via relevant sources. Study the news material collated from different sources thoroughly.
    • Work in tight deadlines and also derive work from other ENG news team members on time so that the news is ready for the slot it is to be read at.
    • May be assigned to work for the radio or television depending upon preference and the availability of job.
    • Read and presents the entire news story/bulletin within the given time.
    • Use certain means to stay connected with audiences and provide them news updates from time to time; this may be done via social media.
    • Come up with new news programs covering different stories related to the current affairs.
    • Edit news articles and packages for consistency and accuracy reflecting vision and mission of Switch Tv.
    • Duties as may be assigned by the Supervising News Editor to participate in company related functions and activities that lead to the promotion of the brand product.
    • Ensure timely delivery of bulletin/editorial property.
    • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Supervising News Editor



    • University degree in Mass Communication or a relevant field from a recognized institution.
    • At least two (2) years relevant experience working as a news anchor.
    • Must have demonstrated professionalism and positive ability in work performance
    • High command of English and/or Kiswahili languages (multi-lingual on-air capacity is a plus)
    • Must be a photogenic and camera friendly individual
    • Be familiar with public service news broadcasting
    • Have an understanding of the media law
    • Must be profoundly articulate in English and/or Kiswahili language(s)
    • Must have a good voice
    • Must possess good or basic research, interviewing and reporting skills
    • Ability to work without close supervision and flexible beyond normal working hours
    • High integrity, good interpersonal skills and teamwork
    • Ability to translate from English to Kiswahili or vice versa will be an added advantage
    • Membership to a registered professional body is desirable
    • Must be computer literate.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on to apply

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