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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
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  • The Standard group comprises The Standard newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a qualified, experienced and self- motivated individual to fill the position of Occupational Safety and Health Officer.


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    News & Current Affairs Editor, Digital

    Reporting to Managing Editor Digital

    OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    Be the eyes and ears of the Standard newsroom by scanning the environment for breaking news and potential story leads, and converting them into digital-first content in formats that can be consumed easily by audiences.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Ensure the publishing of breaking news on web and SMS.
    • Guide and coordinate with journalists, reporters and correspondents for content that goes on web first;
    • Monitor local and international news feeds, social media accounts for brands, news personalities and non-traditional sources for breaking news and story leads;
    • Gate keep content to ensure news clarity and appeal, required length, without leaving out facts, misreporting or removing any salient points;
    • Provide updates for breaking/developing news to keep audiences well informed;
    • Manage and coordinate team of digital-first writers and sub editors;
    • Track audience behavior using analytics.

    Person Specification

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Communication from a recognized university

    Experience

    • At least five (5) years’ experience in a newsroom environment.
    • Writing and editing experience.

    SKILLS AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

    • Understands how the web and social media works;
    • Conversant with social media tracking tools;
    • Excellent communication and writing skills;
    • Good editing; interviewing; research and fact-checking skills;
    • Proactive;
    • Nose for news; 
    • Inquisitive;
    • Problem solver.

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    Digital Video Producer

    Reporting to Senior Audio Visual Editor, Digital

    OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    Shoot, edit and package video content for distribution on web.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Shoot and edit video content;
    • Edit and repackage video content for use on the website and distribution on social media;
    • Share video content on social media platforms;
    • Use analytics and data on video content to decide on video content that works;
    • Create graphics for use in videos;
    • Commercial projects: Shoot, edit and share projects to the clients’ specifications;
    • Livestreaming news, commercial events and other live events on social media platforms;
    • YouTube Management: Ensure minimal downtime on the YouTube stream, timely editing of news clips; zero copyright strikes and update playlists and the website.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Academic and Professional Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s degree in communication or journalism or multi-media or digital media.

    Experience

    • At least three (3) years’ experience in creative video production in a local or international newsroom or agency.
    • Knowledge of graphics and animation will be an added advantage.

    SKILLS AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

    • Generate creative video content for social media platforms;
    • Camera work: Video editing; scripting and graphic creation;
    • Ability to write catchy headlines and titles for video content;
    • Conversant with YouTube and other video players; 
    • Good communication skills;
    • Good interpersonal skills and work ethic.

    Method of Application

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

     

    If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenge, visit jobs.standardmedia.co.ke to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply

    he deadline for applications is 15/12/2020.

    The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification. Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    WE DO NOT CHARGE A FEE FOR THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

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

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