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  • Posted: Jun 3, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 13, 2021
  • The Nation Media Group (NMG) founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 has become the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. It has been quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since the early 1970s. As the leading multi-media house in the East African region, it has print as well as electronic media and the Internet which attracts a reg...
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    Production Manager-Broadcast

    REF: HR-PM-06-2021

    Nation Media Group PLC seeks to recruit experienced and self-motivated individuals to fill the position of Production Manager in the Nation Broadcasting Division.

    Reporting to and working closely with the Head of Broadcasting, the Production Manager will be responsible for all local content produced by the department. In an environment where audience habits are changing fast, this role will ensure that Nation Broadcasting Division productions maintain the sharpness, creativity and ambition to make an impact in the market.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensure all internally produced content adheres stringently to all relevant Nation Media Group PLC (NMG) policies & standards;
    • Be the lead expert and Nation Broadcasting Division’s focal point for matters concerning all internally produced programs across all platforms;
    • Oversee the work of producers, news directors and presenters;
    • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the production unit and management of the team and developing new, creative and efficient ways of working;
    • Enforce timely delivery of well researched, well planned and professionally produced and presented internal productions;
    • Lead collaboration on projects with other departments to make the best use of resources and ensure joined productions to deliver the greatest impact;
    • Manage performance and conduct appraisals of supervisees;
    • Deploy and assign to producers, directors, presenters, autocue operators and design play out staff where appropriate;
    • Lead strategic planning on the production of all content and maximize the impact of the content across all platforms to build audiences and increase audience approval;
    • Foster an environment of productive employee relations and respond to and anticipate challenges from staff, audiences and other stakeholders;
    • Ensure the production team in collaboration with Digital and the Broadcast Infrastructure unit produce weekly digital videos, write for the website and other social platforms and promote production content in an engaging format with the audience;
    • Interact weekly with other sections within Nation Broadcasting Division to identify and implement joint projects;
    • Deputize the Head of Broadcasting when required.

    Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

    • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Production, Broadcasting, Communications or related field;
    • Eight (8) years’ and above experience in program directing, production and editing. Production skills are mandatory;
    • Organized, keen and able to work without supervision;
    • Ability to interpret long-term plans, programs, SOPS and budgets developed at senior management level and coordination of workflows;
    • Strategic management skills;
    • Interpersonal, communication and leadership skills;
    • Project management skills;
    • Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

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    News Editor-Broadcast

    Reporting to and working closely with the Managing Editor-Broadcast, the News Editor will be responsible for the coordination of news gathering operations of the NTV newsroom, ensuring that the coverage is competitive, comprehensive and meets established editorial objectives, journalistic ethics, house style and is delivered within set deadlines.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assign, deploy and manage appropriate reporters, correspondents, producers and camera crews to cover stories;
    • Co-ordinate, plan, guide and inspire daily news coverage;
    • Manage the smooth running of the News Desk;
    • Break news;
    • Chair the daily editorial meetings and generate story ideas and news stories for coverage;
    • Maintain diary of events as well as contacts book;
    • Assess the political, social and economic climate and anticipate likely developments for coverage;
    • Brief reporters and advise them on coverage, story angles and approaches;
    • Enforce deadlines and productivity targets for reporters and correspondents;
    • Encourage original journalism and distinctive innovative content;
    • Lead collaboration on projects with other departments to make the best use of resources and ensure joined up coverage to deliver the greatest editorial impact;
    • Review and re-write scripts for packages, giving regular feedback to Desk team and other reporters and correspondents assigned to the Desk;
    • Manage performance and conduct appraisals of supervisees;
    • Set and deliver a clear editorial vision for all output and content by the Desk and communicate this vision to the teams;
    • Ensure the Desk team in collaboration with Digital unit produce regular digital video, write for the website and other social platforms and promote Desk content in an engaging format;
    • Support the research needs of the Department;
    • Deputize the Managing Editor-Broadcast when required.

    Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

    • Bachelor’s degree in communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    • At least Five (5) years’ experience in a reputable newsroom, three (3) of which must be in a senior position preferably as a news editor;
    • Strong editorial background with a skill for finding unique and forward-looking stories;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in English and Kiswahili;
    • Management potential, ability to multi-task and prioritize;
    • Must be willing to work various shifts in a 24/7 newsroom;

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above criteria, apply online at on or before 13th June, 2021.

    Note: We shall only contact the short listed applicants

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nation Media Group on to apply

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