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  • Posted: Jan 12, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 17, 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 FM, ...
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    Graphic Designer/Video Editor

    Job REF No. HRD/CD/GD/01/2022

    The holder of this position will be charged with production of creative and innovative graphic designs and animated products for production, marketing, sales, digital and editorial purposes.

    KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The successful candidate will among others be able to do the following;

    • Provide creative graphics solutions to meet the needs of various departments.
    • Confer and liaise with business executives and commercial producers to ensure efficient and timely execution of clients’ briefs
    • Create 2D and 3D model animations and execute as briefed
    • Contribute to team effort to ensure tasks are completed on time
    • Ensure the station’s look and feel is protected by adhering to approved designs, fonts, colors, layouts and settings.
    • Design and produce graphics for live on air or taped programs as requested by news producers, programme producers and transmission controllers
    • Source, select and reproduce library music to go with designed properties
    • Suggest ways of improving the look and feel of different properties and shows
    • Provide creative graphics solutions to meet the needs of various departments.
    • Determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and size.
    • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if required.
    • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts and developing interactive design.
    • Advice clients on strategies to reach a particular audience.
    • Work with and creatively manipulate raw camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects.
    • Cut shot sequences to different angles at specific points in scenes, making each individual cut as fluid and seamless as possible.
    • Review shooting script and raw material to create a shot decision list based on scenes’ value and contribution to continuity
    • Creatively Input music, dialogue, graphics and effects
    • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency

    Skills and Personal attribute

    • Conversant with broadcast graphics design, editing and animation software including After effects, 3D studio max, Cinema 4D, 3D Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Premier or Final cut.
    • Ability and willingness to train in station’s live-on-air systems including Wasp3D, Viz RT among others.
    • Be very creative and innovative despite working under pressure and long hours
    • Ability to pay attention to detail and keep strict deadlines
    • A team player, patient, active listener and a problem solver
    • Passionate about motion graphics design and its related tasks
    • Skilled in capturing and editing video, audio and text
    • Follow-up of assignments till completion and a clear focus on results and seamless delivery
    • Ability to understand, read and write in English and Kiswahili
    • Game design and UX design skills are an added advantage
    • Solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages with a strong portfolio
    • Exposure to digital/mobile platforms
    • Incisive knowledge of the Kenyan and global media tends/scene

    Academic and professional experience

    • Degree or diploma in graphics design.
    • Working experience at a broadcasting house will be an added advantage.
    • Hands-on two years experience with the above softwares.

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    Correspondent - Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit

    REF: HRD/ML/CORR/01/2022

    He/she will be required to source, generate, package and present the news. He/she will report to the News Editor
    Available Vacancies: One (3)

    Key roles & responsibilities

    • Ability to shoot visual content, report, write, edit and produce stories on deadline for multiple platforms – Tv, Radio, digital and social media platforms
    • Superior on-camera presentation
    • Capture quality footage
    • Edit footage as needed
    • Provide practical and creative input to scene planning
    • Offer creative and innovative ideas for elevated storytelling
    • Excellent writing skills, with solid news judgment and ethical decision-making skills
    • 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 head of desks , editors and producers
    • Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines and special reports
    • Exercising judgment on the best story angle
    • Preparing material for both pre-recorded and live pieces
    • Developing and maintaining useful contacts and relations with news sources

    Academic and professional/work Experience

    • Degree in journalism, mass communications or any other related field
    • At least one year relevant experience as a reporter / correspondent in a busy media house.

    Essential Competences

    • Excellent written and spoken Borana ,English and Swahili (Attach Borana, English and Swahili demo in mp3 format)
    • An edge for news or features, 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.

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    Digital Reporter/Social Media Officer

    REF No. HRD/CD/DRSMO/01/2022

    The job holder will be responsible for generating online news content for the Company. The ideal candidate will manage the Company’s Online News platforms under the Digital Sub-Editor. He/she will also provide news stories, features and other news related articles to strengthen the Company’s online news platforms.

    The Digital Reporter/Social Media Officer role will include the following: –

    • Aid in generating news stories for all online platforms
    • Proof-read all online stories before submitting copy to the editor
    • Update various news platforms with edited copy
    • Acquire, verify & break news stories on all digital news platforms
    • Champion convergence by liaising with Radio, TV, and Digital reporters
    • Execute the online news agenda for the day
    • Production of online multimedia content for all digital platforms
    • Monitor traffic and feedback, using this data to improve digital products

    Skills and Personal Attributes

    • Must have excellent communication & writing skills in English, Swahili
    • Knowledge of Dholuo will be an added advantage
    • Must have strong analytical skills
    • Understand media laws and ethics
    • Must be self driven, assertive, punctual and organized
    • Must have a nose for news and an understanding of how to package news for a digital audience
    • Must have keen attention to detail
    • Must have digital video production experience
    • Must be able to manage social media accounts
    • The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of online technology and online news best
      practices and an appreciation of the business processes, protocols and controls
    • Demonstrate a professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust and loyalty
    • Must keep abreast of evolving trends through continuing professional education in the area of
      digital platforms

    Academic and professional Experience

    • University Graduate in Communication or another related field from a recognized University
    • Over 2 years experience in a newsroom; one of which must be at a reputable organization under a digital editorial portfolio

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    News Presenter Mulembe FM

    JOB REF. HRD/MFM/NP/01/2022

    He/she will report to the News Editor

    KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To sub-edit copy from reporters and correspondents.
    • Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines and reports.
    • Selecting appropriate stories and exercising editorial judgement on the best angle from which to approach a story.
    • Preparing and presenting material ‘on air’ for both pre-recorded and live pieces;
    • Generating ideas for stories, features and following leads Pitching story ideas to editors.
    • Developing and maintaining local contacts.
    • Coordinating and liaising with correspondents in the field for purpose of compiling news and features.
    • Make sure that News bytes are of good quality, ethically sound and precise to the right length.
    • Ensure all social media platforms are updated regularly
    • Advising your supervisor on new trends in online tools, applications, channels, design & strategy
    • Moderating talk shows
    • Write broadcasting reports and execute commercial logs
    • Music research – identifies, propose and source music to be incorporated into the station sound.
    • Cross-promote the company’s online & traditional product lines
    • Conceptualize and execute online campaigns for various projects

    Skills and Personal attribute

    • Have a good command of English, Kiswahili and Luhya languages. (Attach Voice demo)
    • Strong writing, editing and analytical skills
    • Ability to moderate a talk show
    • Ability to work odd hours
    • Clear understanding of media laws and ethics
    • Self driven, assertive, punctual and organized.
    • Must have a nose for news, broad and strategic thinker and pay attention to detail.
    • Must demonstrate a professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust, loyalty and keep abreast with evolving

    Academic and professional experience

    • A university degree in journalism / mass communication or another related field from a recognized university.
    • At least 3 years experience as a Presenter /newsreader/reporter/subeditor in a reputable newsroom.
    • Must be social media savvy, innovative and creative

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    Head of Radio for Magalata FM

    Job REF: HRD/ML/HOR/01/2022

    Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a high caliber individual in the position of Head of Radio for Magalata FM. They will assist senior level management to run the station in all aspects.

    Key roles & responsibilities

    The successful candidate will work to successfully execute the following responsibilities;

    • Ensure smooth and consistent running of the stations’ day to day operations
    • Focus and deliver the agreed on positioning for the Station.
    • Execute strategic plan in consultation with senior level management for the station.
    • Grow stations’ audience progressively.
    • Support sales function, attend client meetings and actualize client briefs, towards growing stations revenues.
    • Ensure quality control, improve the stations’ on air sound, constantly evaluate and guide talent and station performance.
    • Accept responsibility for on-air and support (production and traffic) staff
    • Create schedules to guide operations and assign responsibilities as appropriate.
    • Consolidate and deliver requisite reports to senior level management, and provide regular input for programming optimization.
    • Read, analyse and interpret research on habits, preferences and trends of the target audience and come up with clear implementation strategies in line with the findings
    • Hold station and individual show meetings, brainstorm with all the relevant people and plan ahead.
    • Handle minor arbitration as required
    • Plan, prioritize strategically and budget for stations operations.
    • Liaise with all requisite internal departments including but not limited to Production, Traffic, ICT, Technical to ensure flawless operations
    • Daily monitoring and analysis of the competition
    • Exhibit solid business acumen with an ability to grow the brand and enhance its competitive edge
    • Manage audience and client expectations, manage and lead in audience nurturing programs and establish clear feedback mechanisms so that customer needs are addressed effectively, ensure disputes and concerns are resolved promptly.
    • Plan, manage and successfully execute on ground audience engagements in line with stations strategic direction.
    • Execute strategic corporate social responsibility and enhance the station image and loyalty in the community
    • Provide Leadership, have excellent people skills with a knack for talent development and retention

    Academic, professional Experience and person specification

    • Should hold a Bachelor’s degree preferably in the arts
    • Have Mass Communication Training at an appropriate level
    • Fluent in spoken and written English, Swahili and Borana
    • Demonstrated ability to write and present creative scripts, proposals and promotional concepts
    • Between 25 and 40 years old, energetic and passionate about their work
    • Be a leader with a positive attitude
    • A good people manager (able to get the best out of diverse characters)
    • Able to work at odd hours and remote locations
    • Have an ear for music
    • Have an eye for talent
    • Have a solid understanding of the target audience.

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    Radio Presenter for Magalata FM

    REF: HRD/ML/RP/01/2022

    Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a high caliber individual in the position of Radio Presenter for Magalata FM. If you believe you have what it takes to fill the above positions, take time and read through and apply.

    KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The successful candidates will among others be able to do the following;

    • Research, plan and develop on air content, ideas and concepts in line with the station strategy and values.
    • On air presentation/continuity, news and acting on feedback from listeners.
    • Thoroughly understands and relates with the typical Magalata FM listener
    • Write broadcasting reports and execute commercial logs
    • Music research – identifies, propose and source music to be incorporated into the station sound.
    • Carry out outside broadcasting/Road shows and attend functions on behalf of the station.
    • Receiving briefs from clients/ sales/ supervisor and executing accordingly.
    • Scripting, recording, packaging and producing station features
    • Creatively create and execute on air gaming elements from time to time
    • Cross-promote the company’s online & traditional product lines
    • Conceptualize and execute online campaigns for various projects
    • Update all station social media platforms regularly
    • Liaise with digital sales officers to create campaigns that can be commercialized

    Skills and Personal attribute

    • Fluent in spoken and written English, Swahili & Borana languages with a radio voice & personality as well as an ear for music.
    • Able to work odd hours including weekends and holidays without supervision.
    • Must be, innovative and creative
    • Have an understanding of Media Law and Ethics

    Academic and professional experience

    • A university degree or Diploma in journalism / mass communication or another related field from a recognized university.
    • At least 2 years experience as a Presenter /Newsreader in a reputable radio station.
    • Must be innovative and creative

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    Correspondent - Tharaka Nithi

    Job Ref No. HRD/MFM/CORR/01/2022

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

    Key roles & responsibilities

    • Ability to shoot visual content, report, write, edit and produce stories on deadline for multiple platforms – Tv, Radio, digital and social media platforms
    • Superior on-camera presentation
    • Capture quality footage
    • Edit footage as needed
    • Provide practical and creative input to scene planning
    • Offer creative and innovative ideas for elevated storytelling
    • Excellent writing skills, with solid news judgment and ethical decision-making skills
    • 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 head of desks , editors and producers
    • Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines and special reports
    • Exercising judgment on the best story angle
    • Preparing material for both pre-recorded and live pieces
    • Developing and maintaining useful contacts and relations with news sources

    Academic and professional/work Experience

    • Degree in journalism, mass communications or any other related field
    • At least one year relevant experience as a reporter / correspondent in a busy media house.

    Essential Competences

    • Excellent written and spoken Kimeru ,English and Swahili (Attach Chuka dialect, English and Swahili demo in mp3 format)
    • An edge for news or features, 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.

    go to method of application »

    News Presenter - Magalata FM

    Ref No: HRD/ML/NP/01/2022

    Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a high caliber individual in the position of News Presenter for Magalata FM. If you believe you have what it takes to fill the above positions, take time and read through and apply.

    KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To sub-edit copy from reporters.
    • Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines and reports.
    • Selecting appropriate stories and exercising editorial judgement on the best angle from which to approach a story.
    • Preparing and presenting material ‘on air’ for both pre-recorded and live pieces;
    • Generating ideas for stories, features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources.
    • Pitching story ideas to editors.
    • Developing and maintaining local contacts.
    • Coordinating and liaising with correspondents in the field for purpose of compiling news and features.
    • Make sure that News bytes are of good quality, ethically sound and precise to the right length.
    • Ensure all social media platforms are updated regularly
    • Advising your supervisor on new trends in online tools, applications, channels, design & strategy
    • Moderating talk shows

    Skills and Personal attribute

    • Have a good command of English, Kiswahili and Borana languages.
    • Strong writing, editing and analytical skills
    • Ability to moderate a talk show
    • Ability to work odd hours
    • Clear understanding of media laws and ethics
    • Self driven, assertive, punctual and organized.
    • Must have a nose for news, broad and strategic thinker and pay attention to detail.
    • Must demonstrate a professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust, loyalty and keep abreast with evolving media environment

    Academic and professional experience

    • A university degree in journalism / mass communication or another related field from a recognized university.
    • At least 3 years experience as a Presenter /newsreader/reporter/subeditor in a reputable newsroom.
    • Must be social media savvy, innovative and creative

    Method of Application

    If you find this a good challenge and you qualify, please send your application and CV to [email protected]. Clearly cite Job REF No.
    Closing date will be Monday 17th of January 2022.
    Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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