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Nation Holdings Rwanda Ltd (NH RL) is a subsidiary of The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

We are seeking to enhance and consolidate our market leadership by recruiting dynamic, creative, self-driven and results oriented individuals for the following positions tenable in Kigali, Rwanda.

Senior Radio Reporter

Ref:
 HR-SNR-07-2011

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for packaging features and news items for transmission of bulletins;
  • Reporting and presentation of news that is credible and informative;
  • Delivering information that is entertaining and educative.
Knowledge and Skills
  • A University Degree and/ or a Diploma in Mass Communications with a minimum of 2 years experience as a News Reporter, experience as a news presenter will be an added bonus;
  • A strong command of English and Kinyarwanda — written and spoken;
  • A demonstrable track record in an active newsroom;
  • A nose for news and a passion for truth.
Creative Copy Writer

Ref:
 HR-CCW-07-2011

Key Responsibilities:
  • Setting the creative standards for radio commercials;
  • Promoting continual creative improvement and a culture of innovation
  • Concept development and building;
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams to plan, draft and review creative briefs and assignments;
  • Managing targets and objectives for revenue generation;
  • Liaising and working with sales teams in commercial promotions/campaigns.
Knowledge and Skills
  • BA degree in design/advertising or related field;
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience with a strong portfolio in the media industry;
  • Ability to take a creative direction and work independently and proactively;
  • Highly innovative.
Technical Engineer

Ref:
 HR-TE-07-2011

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintenance and support of the multiple technical and studio production environments;
  • Keeping abreast of the changing technology and advising on required technological advancements;
  • Interpret and diagnose technical problems and advise on solutions;
  • Oversee and manage technical projects;
  • Ensure compliance to broadcasting communications regulations and standards and managing systems changes and processes;
  • Provision of technical advice to technical and non-technical colleagues;
  • Maintenance of equipment to the required standards so that the station is continuously on air;
  • Ensuring that the help desk is responsive;
  • Troubleshooting.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering or IT;
  • At least three (3) years experience in a similar role;
  • Knowledgeable in applying best practice for broadcast telecommunications, specifically radio;
  • Knowledge of signal workflow and conversion;
  • Ability to create and modify processes in an environment where none exists
  • Ability to troubleshoot radio systems;
  • Excellent people management and interpersonal skills;
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Must be highly organized, self-motivated individual who can interface with a diverse group of people and situations, while ensuring excellence.
Radio Programmes Controller

Ref:
 HR-PC-07-2011

Key Responsibilities:
  • Planning and reviewing of programmes with presenters;
  • Reviewing, approving and scheduling of playlists and briefing presenters on any promotions to run on air;
  • Liaising with the sales teams on products/brand preposition to clients and sponsors;
  • Analysing research data from internal and external sources to improve programming ratings;
  • Through innovative programming, ensure station’s relevance and appeal to clients and listeners
  • Creating programme clocks and inserting all elements of programming every hour of the day;
  • Manages the performance of presenters, creative and technical support.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or Diploma in Mass Communication;
  • At least 4 years’ working experience in the commercial radio industry with programmes’ making experience and a track record of growing brands;
  • Ability to mentor, develop and provide leadership to a dynamic team of creative talent.
News Editor

Ref:
 HR-NE-07-2011

Key Responsibilities:
  • Planning and implementing news strategy for radio and print;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Editorial news teams;
  • Building and maintaining close and effective contacts with news sources and the network of contributors/correspondents;
  • Vetting editorial integrity of news, stories and related bulletins;
  • Liaising with other NMG teams for synergy to ensure a competitive edge;
  • Guiding and briefing reporters on story angling and coverage and broadcasting;
  • Reviewing stories to ensure they meet broadcasting objectives, journalistic ethics and Group’s policy guidelines ;
  • Ensuring timely delivery and execution of stories;
  • Managing the duty rosters for reporters and correspondents to ensure adequate staffing.
Knowledge and Skills
  • University degree in journalism;
  • At least 4 years’ demonstrable experience in news management;
  • People management skills;
  • Prior radio experience is an added advantage.
Radio Presenters

Ref:
 HR-RP-07-2011

Key Responsibilities:
  • Researching and preparing links as required for own shows;
  • Responsible for programme presentation;
  • Participate and contribute to programming initiatives;
  • Researching and gathering information to ensure excellence in programming delivery;
  • Knowledgeable on social issues with a nose for news or current affairs.
Knowledge and Skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in Journalism or mass media related field;
  • A rich and appealing voice;
  • Knowledgeable, aggressive and outgoing;
  • Good understanding of the set target audiences.
We invite applicants with good command of Kinyarwanda and English and understanding of the Rwanda broadcasting and editorial terrain.

These positions offer excellent career growth opportunities and competitive remuneration and benefits package.

If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com
 by 25th July 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted

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