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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2022
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    Royal Media Services Limited is the largest electronic Media House in Kenya. Home to the most popular television and radio channels according to audience share, at Royal Media Services we fashion our programming primarily to connect with our audiences. Our brands are Citizen TV, Inooro TV, Radio Citizen, Ramogi FM, Inooro FM, Musyi FM, Chamgei FM, Muuga F...
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    TV Reporter

    Ref No. HRD/TVR /07/2022

    Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified individual for the position of a TV Reporter. He/she will be required to source, generate, package, and present the news. He/she will report to the News Editor-TV

    Key roles & responsibilities

    • Generating ideas for news stories and news features
    • Following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences, and other sources;
    • Generating ideas to editors and producers;
    • Researching and compiling relevant information to support a story using credible information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.;
    • Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines, and special reports;
    • Selecting appropriate locations, pictures, and sound and exercising judgment on the best story angle;
    • Identifying necessary resources and deploying/managing technical crews for field assignments and location shoots, including sound operators and camera crew;
    • Providing input, advising crews on what to film or record;
    • Using portable digital video (DV) cameras and other equipment to record material and appropriate editing software to produce complete packages for broadcast;
    • Preparing and presenting material ‘on air’ for both pre-recorded and live pieces;
    • Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions, and conducting both live and recorded interviews;
    • Preparing timings for each news item and monitoring these during the broadcast;
    • Developing and maintaining useful contacts and relations with news sources;
    • Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.

    Academic and professional/work Experience

    • Degree in journalism, mass communications, or any other related field
    • Degree in social science and post-graduate training in journalism or mass communication
    • A Post Graduate Degree in Journalism
    • At least two years relevant experience in a busy newsroom in a media house covering all aspects of news planning, gathering, editing and airing.

    Essential Competences

    • Excellent written and spoken English and/or Swahili. The capacity for bilingual reporting (English/Swahili) will be an added advantage
    • An edge for news or features, the ability for quick thinking, persistence, personal initiative, and a good memory
    • Sound knowledge of the local and international social, political and economic news-shaping environment
    • A clear communicating voice
    • Ability to report accurately and impartially.
    • Ability to work for long hours and on short notice

    Key Considerations

    • Willingness to work for long hours and on short notice
    • Willingness to travel locally and abroad including to difficult and dangerous locations in the line of duty

    Deadline: 12 July 2022

    Method of Application

    If you qualify, please send your application and resume to and quote Ref no as the email subject. The closing date will be 15th July 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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