• Job Opportunities at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2016 Deadline: 25 November, 2016
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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 to achieve its corporate objectives.

    Radio Programmes Manager


    The Role

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the Radio Programmes Manager will be responsible for developing, directing and controlling the vision, mission, goals, strategies, policies and processes for Radio Department in line with radio market dynamics and KBC Corporate strategies, targets, obligations, regulations and approved procedures.

    Specific Terms:Three (3) years renewable contract based on positive performance output.

    Responsibilities for the Radio Programmes Manager Job

    • Setting Departmental goals, performance targets, positioning strategies and work plans for the Department in line with Corporate strategic plan, Board and Management resolutions and other public interest, commercial and listener strategic considerations
    • Interpreting and enforcing Corporate goals and strategies within the Department
    • Formulating and implementing approved Radio programmes and Radio Stations strategic plans
    • Principal accounting and advising officer on all radio matters within the Department
    • Budgeting and Accounting for the Departmental expenditure
    • Facilitating Radio broadcasts and programme services
    • Formulating and implementing approved Radio Services proposals, concepts, pilots and programmes based on budget projections, value and relevance of the idea, its conformity to Editorial policy and station style as well as availability of required resources
    • Conducting staff performance appraisals and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives in the Department
    • Responsible for the overall discipline and performance of staff in the Department.

    Requirements for the Radio Programmes Job

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Broadcast Journalism, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
    • Diploma in Radio Production, Mass Communication or Broadcast Journalism
    • Ten (10) years working experience. Must have served in the position of Assistant Radio Programmes Manager or its equivalent for at least three (3) years; OR as Station Manager or its equivalent for a period of five (5) years or its equivalent in a reputable broadcast media organization of similar size to KBC
    • Must be conversant with contemporary and future trends and dynamics of broadcast media industry.

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    Technical Services Manager


    The Role

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the Technical Services Manager will be responsible for facilitating high quality maintenance of radio and television broadcasts, broadcast equipment/systems and related facilities owned or operated by KBC; supporting the daily production and operations of the KBC radio and television network, including audio and video production, staff support and training, on-air studio operations and automation systems; and also overseeing the strategic direction of broadcast technologies and system, their acquisition, deployment, use and post-implementation.

    Specific Terms: Permanent and Pensionable terms of service.

    Responsibilities for the Technical Services Manager Job

    • Management of KBC broadcast and technical services resources; planning for their acquisition, implementation and optimal utilization /operation
    • Overseeing the strategic development and improvement of broadcasting systems, their maintenance and decommissioning
    • Planning and scheduling of all activities in Technical Services Department and ensuring they are completed within specified deadlines and budgets
    • Preparation and approval of technical services specifications to be used in the procurement of the required Engineering facilities
    • Ensuring efficient, effective and timely implementation of Engineering projects in the Department
    • Development, implementation and review technical services policies, procedures, standards and master plans
      Conducting staff performance appraisals and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives in the Department
    • Responsible for the overall discipline and performance of the staff in the Department
    • Preparing budgets for Technical Services department
    • Monitoring and optimizing the performance of engineering technical facilities.

    Requirements for the Technical Manager Job

    • Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication / Electronics Engineering, Broadcast Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
    • Must be a registered member of Engineering Registration Board of Kenya or any other recognized Engineering Body
    • At least ten (10) years practical experience in a broadcasting environment and conversant with media legislation, digital broadcast, multimedia /web services, convergence of technologies and technological trends in the broadcasting industry
    • Must have worked in a senior management position for at least three (3) years and overseeing the operations of key systems in a similar organization in size to KBC
    • Have demonstrated a high standard of professional competence and administrative ability required for direction and coordination of planning, development and maintenance of engineering technical facilities
    • Must be computer literate.

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    Brand Manager


    The Role

    Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the successful applicants will be responsible for the overall Development and Management of Radio and Television Brands with the aim of achieving and maintaining leadership positions in the market.

    Specific Terms

    Three (3) years renewable contract based on positive performance output.

    Responsibilities for the Brand Manager Job

    • Prepare and Implement annual brand plans to achieve set targets.
    • Ensure Brand profitability is achieved through optimal management of resources.
    • Collect, Analyze & Prepare brand reports and conduct competitive market analysis.
    • Develop and Implement Brand Communication Strategies.
    • Liaise with External Agencies in developing and implementing Brand Strategies.
    • Plan and Coordinate Market Research activities.
    • Identify and Initiate Brand Improvements to meet changing market needs
    • Responsible for New Product(s) Development
    • Utilize Consumer-driven Insights to drive long-term growth of the Brands

    Requirements for the Brand Manager Job

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Marketing option) or related field from a recognized University
    • Masters Degree (Marketing option) will be an added advantage.
    • Strong understanding of brand management
    • Must be able to work collaboratively with Agencies and Internal resources to build brand equity
    • Post-Graduate Diploma in marketing preferred
    • Must have served in a Brand Management position for at least five (5) years with demonstrable professional ability in a large and busy organization.

    Method of Application

    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 25th November, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Those who had applied earlier for these positions need not re-apply. MANAGING DIRECTOR KENYA BROADCASTING CORPORATION P.O. BOX 30456-00100 NAIROBI.

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