• Career Opportunities at The Standard Media - 9 Positions

  • Posted on: 3 February, 2017 Deadline: 13 February, 2017
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  • The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a qualifi ed, experienced and reputable team player to fi ll the following position: Package Producer Job, Reporting to Chief Producer – News

    Camera Operator

     

    Overall Purpose of the job

    To shoot informative and professional TV pictures that capture the mood and spirit of the event and assist reporters
    in developing appropriate accompanying stories.

    Responsibilities for the Camera Operator Job

    • Operate professional video cameras for news as well as documentary production
    • Transmit Live video images using Mobile News Gathering equipment such as Live U or Quicklink.
    • Advise producers and reporters on camera techniques and creative angles
    • To take detailed notes of the subjects covered
    • Describe circumstances under which clips were taken in order to guide the Editors in story selection and
      content
    • Submit fi lms to the Head of Camera Unit and concerned Editor within set deadlines
    • Able to work independently without reporter and/or producer on location
    • Able to edit sequences using Final Cut Pro or other editing systems and send via FTP or mail, using broadband
      network or via satellite broadcast
    • Able to travel widely, including overseas for news and documentary assignments as and when required
    • Take care of camera and other equipment assigned

    Qualifications for the Camera Operator Job

    • Diploma in Mass communication, Media Studies or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Two (2) years relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies

    • Judgement or discretion required
    • Ability to make independent decisions
    • Knowledge of routine(s)
    • Strong people skills and the ability to work in a team
    • Computer Literacy

    Sub-Editor

     

    Overall Purpose
    This role is responsible for covering, researching and writing stories for publication.

    Responsibilities for the Sub-Editor Job

    • Taking notes, carrying out interviews, checking out facts and submitting stories within set deadlines;
    • Researching and collecting background information required to make stories complete, topical,
      informative, credible and analytical
    • Writing and processing stories collected to ensure they are balanced, properly presented, free of error
      and in line with laid down editorial policy, house-style and journalist ethics;
    • Following news leads and maintaining close and effective contact with news sources;
    • Informing the Editor of work progress, problems encountered and areas where assistance and/or facilitation is needed to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines;
      Identifying areas of improvement/development in daily news reporting and making appropriate
      recommendations to the Editor;
    • Ensuring there are no cases of libel and defamation in stories filed so as to cushion the Group against
      risks of suits.

    Qualifications for the Sub-Editor Job

    • University degree in Journalism or a relevant field from a recognized institution
    • Two (2) years relevant experience.
    • Judgement or discretion required.
    • Ability to make independent decisions
    • Knowledge of routine(s).

    Copywriter - 2 positions

     

    Purpose of the position

    To write, re-purpose and package compelling news stories from various sources for KTN/KTN News audiences
    on television.

    Responsibilities for the Copywriter Jobs

    • Research and write high-impact news stories for television.
    • Re-purpose stories from wire services such as Reuters and AFP for television audiences.
    • Conduct phone interviews with reporters on location and news sources and develop news content from
      the same.
    • Generate news content from television interviews and LIVE events
    • Gather facts on breaking news/developing stories and fact check.
    • Create appropriate headlines and captions for TV stories, ensuring they refl ect the overriding message of
      the story.
    • To edit scripts under the supervision of Shift Editors and other news editors.

    Qualifications for the Copywriter Job

    • University Degree in Journalism /Mass Communication or a related fi eld from a recognized institution
    • Two (2) years relevant experience.

    Skills and other attributes

    • Judgement or discretion required.
    • Ability to make independent decisions
    • Knowledge of routine(s).

    Video Producer

     

    Overall Purpose of the Job

    Responsible for assembling of raw camera footage into finished productions suitable for broadcasting or
    viewing

    Responsibilities for the Video Producer Job

    • Editing of raw video material ensuring logical audio and visual sequencing.
    • Maintaining audio/visual clarity of the edited clips.
    • Choosing balanced shots relevant to the message.
    • Completion of assigned tasks within allocated time.
    • Proper utilization of editing suites and video editing software and equipment.
    • Filling in daily editing reports.
    • Prompt training of new suites users on editing principles.

    Qualifications for the Video Producer Job

    • Diploma in Mass communication, Media Studies or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Professional qualification in Film/Video Editing, TV Production
    • Two (2) years relevant experience

    Skills and other Attributes

    • Judgement or discretion required
    • Ability to make independent decisions
    • Knowledge of routine(s)
    • Strong people skills and the ability to work in a team
    • Proficiency in FCP, Avid and use editing equipment (Betacam, DV machines, Consoles, Mics)
    • Apt thinker

    Digital Content Manager

     

    The incumbent will be able to provide editorial direction for digital platforms, managing content, building audiences and spearheading product development ; set and enforce policies and procedures at Standard Digital; wholly responsible for drawing up and managing the unit’s budget; drive the company’s editorial strategy for digital platforms and responsible for all Standard Digital websites, Apps, social media and all other digital platforms.

    Responsibilities for the Digital Content Manager Job

    • Driving innovation across all digital content segments in-line with strategy;
    • Editorial conception and management – defi ning a rolling annual editorial plan and coherent editorial lines;
    • Handling content strategy, planning and development by establishing a reader/viewer analysis and outreach plan, quarterly and annual, reporting to the management against this plan;
    • Planning respective editorial department schedules;
    • Driving and monitoring the movement of content;
    • Driving traffi c, social media presence using modern tools and techniques;
    • Use of appropriate analytic tools to monitor and report on traffi c;
    • Ensuring quality and appropriate quantity of content for viewing/publishing across all digital platforms;
    • Leading, directing and motivating staff which includes setting KPIs, coordinating, planning, disciplining and
      resolving job related issues; Develop talent and skill pool to sustain the business unit.
    • Budget preparing and managing the annual digital editorial budget
    • Overseeing the overall operations in digital editorial
    • Work with technical team to identify and deploy latest trends and best practice in digital technologies, respective features and appropriate content.

    Qualifications for the Digital Content Manager Job

    • Bachelors degree in Journalism or mass Communication, or an equivalent from a recognised institution.
    • Relevant professional qualification from a recognised institution.
    • Membership in a relevant professional body
    • 7 years’ relevant experience, at least 3 of them in a supervisory role.

    News Anchor

     

    Overall Purpose

    This role is responsible for relaying the news gathered and produced by the entire newsroom to the public.

    Responsibilities for the News Anchor Job

    • Presenting allocated TV bulletins, live events and breaking news
    • Ensuring appearance is as per house rules
    • Conducting well researched and high-impact interviews on television
    • Producing elements of the bulletin, book guests, prepping them and doing research for the
      interview
    • Packaging and delivering stories for the bulletin
    • Gather facts on breaking news/developing stories and fact check.
    • Re-purposing stories from wire services such as Reuters and AFP for television audiences.

    Qualifications for the News Anchor Job

    • University degree in Mass Communication or a relevant fi eld from a recognized institution
    • Two (2) years relevant experience
    • Judgement or discretion required.
    • Ability to make independent decisions
    • Knowledge of routine(s).

    Head of ICT

     

    The incumbent will be able to develop and implement an effective Group ICT strategy that supports the corporate
    strategy, maximizes service delivery and fully exploits technology.

    Responsibilities for the Head of ICT Job

    • Provides ICT support for innovative business approaches and advises the executive committee on ICT related issues
    • Heads and coordinates ICT functions across the Group operations and provides strategic leadership and guidance on ICT matters including enforcing best practices in ICT standards
      Prepares and monitors the approved ICT budget
    • Leads and coordinates the Group ICT team in design, development, implementation, operation and support of an integrated ICT infrastructure
    • Provides managerial oversight over ICT projects and manages introduction and transition from legacy systems to the state of art enterprise resource planning, the internet, e-commerce and e-business systems environment and other internet related capabilities
    • Appraises staff, identifies their strengths and weakness and recommends appropriate training to develop and
      optimize individual talents.

    Qualifications for the Head of ICT Job

    • Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
    • Master’s Degree from a recognized university is an added advantage
    • At least 8 years’ Experience in a busy ERP environment Extensive knowledge of Sun systems
    • Professional certifications

    Skills and Attributes for the Head of ICT Job

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to conduct research deal with guests at all levels
    • Possess excellent presentation and advanced analytical skills
    • Pay precise attention to detail and have a methodical approach to work possess strong problem-solving skills

    Package Producer

     

    Overall Purpose of the Job

    To enhance the news production process by ensuring timely and creative packaging of stories from reporters/
    correspondents and other field officers, and ensure smooth running of news casts.

    Responsibilities for the Package Producer Job

    • Write broadcast ready television scripts that are accurate and conversational
    • Receive and re- write news scripts from reporters/correspondents in the fi eld.
    • Voice and package television stories with the help of video editors
    • Select footage to include in broadcasts and review sound bytes in order to ensure smooth composition and fl ow of the news and other current affairs shows
    • Work closely with news directors, graphic designers, video editors and other related offi cers in the news production process to ensure smooth fl ow of bulletins and shows.
    • To liaise with different news editors on the level of creative input that can be done to adhere to the programme
      production instructions with the objective of keeping all news / current affairs interesting and entertaining to the viewer.
    • To review news bulletins and programmes in advance to determine the allocation of facilities, time, and other
      requirements such as graphics (fi gures, names, captions, pictures, backgrounds).
    • To constantly advise editorial department on treatment of news products.
    • Ensure quality control of products

    Qualfications for the Package Producer Job

    • University degree/Diploma in Journalism/ Mass Communication / Media studies or a relevant fi eld from a recognized institution
    • Professional qualifi cation in TV Production or a relevant fi eld form a recognized institution
    • Two (2) years relevant experience
    • Judgement or discretion required
    • Ability to make independent decisions
    • Knowledge of routine(s)
    • Problem solving skills
    • Leadership skills
    • Decision making skills

    Method of Application

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

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