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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
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  • 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 Editor (Re-advertisement )

    OVERALL PURPOSE:

    Reporting to the Supervising News Editor the job holder will be responsible for coordinating news gathering operations as well as producing various news and current affairs shows for the company.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Leading editorial meetings.
    • Supervising ENG Reporters and assigning stories ENG Reporters.
    • Vetting pitches, improving on story ideas. Improving ENG Reporters scripts and deliverables.
    • Securing interviews that promote the news product
    • Editing scripts (format adherence, fact checking, redundancy etc.) and ensuring they meet the house style.
    • Quality control of news productions. Watching produced clips/documentaries/features/shows and ensuring house style is met.
    • Creating a news roster of deliverables and dates. Ensuring deadlines are adhered to.
    • Reviewing performance of ENG Reporters. Leading pre-production and post-production with assigned crew i.e. ENG Reporters and Cameraman.
    • Monitor news feeds and create a vibrant news/features docket. 
    • Develop original content including news shows that build channel viewership
    • Ensure timely delivery of bulletin/editorial content by anchor/host(s)
    • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Head of  Department

    EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCES

    • University Degree in Journalism or a relevant field from a recognized institution
    • Three (3) years relevant experience in a busy news environment, preferably a television station.
    • Impeccable command of English and Kiswahili
    • Ability to work long odd hours
    • Excellent Editing skills
    • People management skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Understanding of Media Laws & Ethics
    • Self driven, assertive, punctual & organized
    • Have a nose for news, widely knowledgeable & attention to detail
    • Demonstrate enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty and loyalty

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on redcross.applytojob.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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