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  • Posted: Oct 4, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 14, 2021
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  • Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation committed to excellence in broadcast services to our audience, customers and the public. Its aim is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio and Television services. The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant positions with dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented professionals ...
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    Principal Technical Operator – SS BE 3

    SS BE 3 

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Assistant Manager Technical Services (Production), the job holder is responsible for planning and providing oversight of all technical operation functions in the organization. He/she will oversee the production, post production and transmission of signals from the studios, local /international OB sites.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Plans in consultation with user departments (newsroom and production) on the use and allocation of technical production resources
    2. Supervises, mentors, and appraises Chief Technical Operators in all operation units
    3. Puts in place contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted provision of services in the Corporation’s technical operation units
    4. Resolves complex operational discrepancies reported in the units
    5. Plans and coordinates live broadcast coverage of national and international events
    6. Coordinates acquisition of production consumables
    7. Deployment of staff within the section according to suitability and demand
    8. Approves production facility bookings based on available resources
    9. Receives and analyzes daily reports from the CTOs
    10. Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the section and forwards to the AMTS (Production)
    11. Participates in the development of the department’s budget
    12. Responsible for cameras, editing equipment, transmission desks, lighting and sound equipment in the production studios.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Educational Requirements
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Film/Video Productions, Media Technology (Electronic Media), Media Studies OR Diploma in Studio Technical Operations, Film/Video Productions, Mass Communication from a recognized institution
    • Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
    • Professional Requirements
    • Diploma in Media Technology, Film/Video Productions, Mass Communication (Electronic Media) and Media studies
    • Membership to a registered and regulated professional body is essential
    • A high level of computer proficiency.

    Minimum Experience

    1. At least six (6) years overall working experience (Bachelor’s degree) OR eight (8) years overall working experience (Diploma)
    2. At least three (3) years in a supervisory role
    3. Should be conversant with regulations dealing with broadcast
    4. Creativity and innovation
    5. Communication, interpersonal and technical operation skills.

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    Chief Technical Operator (Television)

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

     SS BE 4 (2 POSTS)

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Principal Technical Operator, the job holder is responsible for planning and coordinating technical operation functions as well as coordinating production and post production assignments in technical operation unit.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Plans and coordinates day to day running of an operation unit
    2. Approves bookings from user departments
    3. Supervises and mentors staff
    4. Prepares daily reports to PTO
    5. Prepares duty rosters and assigns specific duties to the staff in the unit
    6. Coordinates with officers in charge of maintenance, production, programs or news editors to ensure proper utilization of resources in the specific unit
    7. Participates in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the AMTS (Production)
    8. Liaises with user departments on optimum use of personnel and technical facilities in the unit
    9. Facilitates timely rigging and alignment of technical equipment for booked assignments
    10. Verifies quality of the final production
    11. Coordinates technical operators at the production or post production venue
    12. Implements contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted provision of services in the technical unit
    13. Raise requisition for consumable items in the technical operation units
    14. Participates in the development of the department’s budget
    15. Responsible for Cameras/editing equipment/transmission desks/ lighting or sound equipment in the unit.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Educational Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Film/Video Productions, Media Technology (Electronic Media), Media Studies OR Diploma in Studio Technical Operations, Film/Video Productions, Mass Communication from a recognized institution
    • Masters Degree will be an added advantage.

    Professional Requirements

    • Diploma in Media Technology, Film/Video Productions, Mass Communication (Electronic Media) and Media studies
    • Membership to a registered and regulated professional body is essential
    • A high level of computer proficiency.
    • Minimum Experience
    • At least five (5) years overall working experience (Bachelor’s degree) OR seven (7) years overall working experience (Diploma)
    • At least two (2) years in a supervisory role
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Communication, interpersonal and technical operation skills.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must submit a detailed updated CV; copies of relevant certificates/testimonials; application/cover letter demonstrating how they qualify for the relevant position and names/contact information for three (3) referees.

    Applications addressed to the undersigned must be received on or before 14th October, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    ‘’KBC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities and the Marginalized are encouraged to apply’’.

    MANAGING DIRECTOR
    KENYA BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    P. O. BOX 30456-00100
    NAIROBI

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