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  • Posted: Mar 4, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 10, 2021
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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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    Business Executive VAS

    As part of strengthening our operations, the Commercial Department is looking for an ambitious professional to join our team.

    REPORTING TO: BUSINESS MANAGER VAS

    OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    • The Standard Group PLC is a licensed Premium Rate Service Provider (PRSP) and is looking for candidates who will generate revenue for the group through servicing and recruiting Value Added Service (VAS) clients who purchase Bulk
    • SMS, USSD, Short codes and IVR.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Selling Bulk SMS, Shortcodes, USSD and other VAS products to various Clients ranging from NGO’s, SME’s, MME’s and Large Enterprises
    • Build contacts with potential clients to create new business opportunities for VAS
    • Delivering invoices and statements to clients and following up regarding payment terms
    • Liaising with Credit Control and clients regarding payment terms, debt collection and maintaining collection timelines.
    • Maintaining close and effective contact with clients, and carrying out necessary public relations initiatives to ensure customer satisfaction.
    • Understand customer needs and develop plans to address them
    • Attending daily sales review meetings for updates and feedback
    • Preparing daily itineraries, weekly schedules and sales review reports
    • Developing and growing new products to increase market share and revenue
    • Executing sales and liaising with the relevant persons and ensuring the final product is as agreed with the client
    • Expand the relationships with existing customers by continuously proposing solutions that meet their objectives

    PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Business communication or a related field from a recognized institution
    Experience

    1 year’s relevant experience in VAS or PRSP Sales

    SKILLS AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

    • Strong analytical, negotiation, digital and presentation skills
    • Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong self-motivation and ability to work under pressure
    • Passionate, positive attitude, ambitious, self-driven, organized, decisive and assertive

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    Image Editor

    As part of strengthening our operations, the Editorial

    Department is looking for an ambitious professional to join our team.

    REPORTING TO: AUDIO VISUAL EDITOR

    OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    This role is responsible for all image gathering for the Converged Standard Newsroom, including stills and video, as well as the video editing effort for television and digital platforms.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Work closely with the Audiovisual Editor and the Super Desk to ensure the visual requirements for Standard’s output – across all platforms – are provided with the quality and timeliness required
    • Manage and task in-house and freelance photographers/ videographers and video editors as required whilst respecting budgetary limits
    • Actively engage with all desks to make sure stories are developed with the right visual impact in mind and to identify the resources required from the team to fulfil the newsroom’s storytelling ambitions
    • Engage regularly, throughout the day, with audiovisual colleagues in graphic design and to make sure images are reaching them with the right quality and at the right time
    • Manage and promote best-practice for the use of news agency pictures
    • Manage the pool of freelancers and their image gathering to make sure content being acquired is of the highest quality and delivered as commissioned
    • Working with the Assignment & Crew manager, ensure that crews are available when required and that there is appropriate communication between those who book crews, the crews and the transport department
    • Through the Audiovisual Editor, contribute to the Audiovisual Desk’s workflow and drive for improved quality, impact and effective use of resources
    • Participate in hiring and disciplining of employees activities from time to time

    PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

    • Academic and Professional Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field

    Experience

    5 years’ relevant experience with strong management skills

    SKILLS AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

    • Passionate, ambitious, self-driven, organized, decisive and assertive
    • Must be tech savvy with a journalistic mindset
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Exceptional creative ability with an eye for detail
    • Strong self-motivation and ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to collaborate on projects and integrate editorial feedback
    • Good knowledge of copyright and other relevant permissions
    • Excellent communication skills

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    Chief Libarian

    As part of strengthening our operations, the Editorial
    Department is looking for an ambitious professional to join our team.

    REPORTING TO: OPERATIONS EDITOR

    OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    This role is responsible for the running of all archives, including stills, text and video.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Collection of information for use by the newsroom and non-editorial areas
    • Act as champion of the collection to third-parties, helping build Kenya’s memory bank for future generations and seeking potential revenue-generating partnerships with external partners
    • Managing the team of librarians, ensuring they work as effectively and as efficiently as possible, and making sure they meet efficiency and performance targets
    • Providing expert knowledge of collection, curation and preservation, ensuring the right conditions and equipment are acquired and maintained to reduce the risk of deterioration or loss of historical content
    • Advising on electronic or alternative backup systems to ensure that the collection is not fully lost in case of catastrophic damage to the archive area
    • Participate in hiring and disciplining of employees activities from time to time
    • Planning, monitoring and enforcing library processes and procedures including staff performance
    • Overseeing and coordinating OB Live recording supplies, coverage and archiving
    • Providing reference services to users by assisting in identifying relevant materials for use in news, local productions and features

    PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree on Library or Records management
    • Advanced certification is an added advantage

    Experience

    10 years’ work experience

    SKILLS AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

    • Deep understanding of the role archives can play in media companies; journalistic mindset
    • Ability to work within established rules, regulations, policies and practices
    • Ability to make independent decisions
    • Strong innovation, problem solving and creativity skills
    • Strong conceptual skills
    • Good people management skills

    Method of Application

    If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenge, visit our website www.standardmedia.co.ke/ recruitment to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply not later than 10/03/2021.

    The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Standard Group on www.standardmedia.co.ke to apply

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

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