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The Nation Media Group Jobs in Kenya

The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media and which attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda is seeking to recruit experienced and self-motivated individuals to various positions within the group.

Social Media Editor


This is an exciting new position that will blaze a trail for new journalism at Nation Media Group. 

The NMG Social Media Editor will recognise that the new consumer of news and information does not merely want to be served the end product, but would rather participate in producing it.
Specifically, s/he will:
  • Track comments about NMG’s journalism on blogs, websites, and social media, for trends, ideas and issues of importance, and to translate these into stories and draw insights to guide editors;
  • Set up and coordinate NMG journalism on social media. This will involve a combination of content drawn from newspapers, websites, and require a promotion of stories that pose questions/debate, teaser for blogs, videos, photos;
  • Drive user engagement including responding to public comments if necessary, in consultation with the Managing Editors and the Editorial Director;
  • Create internal social media awareness within the newsrooms;
  • To lead a team social media moderators in securing and sustaining a credible voice for NMG’s social media accounts. This includes corrections and clarifications to any NMG stories that are in dispute are issued in a timely fashion online.
We are looking for a dynamic and well informed citizen to take this challenge. 

We think that the ideal candidate is likely to have university education, prefer good journalism and be keen on having fun while at it. 

NMG is an equal opportunity employer and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Programmes Controller
Ref: HR-PC-O6-2012

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and self- motivated individual in the capacity of Programmes Controller for Easy FM.

Key Responsibilities
  • Managing and directing the station on- air staffing towards the desired goals and targets;
  • Continual review and refreshing of programming output to attract, retain and grow audiences;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the quality of the station and ensuring that programming complies with the laws, regulations and industry codes
  • governing Radio broadcasting;
  • Analysis of research data from internal and external sources to improve programming ratings;
  • Review and planning of programming with presenters;
  • Liaison with the sales teams on product/brand preposition to clients and sponsors;
  • Creating program clocks and ensuring programming elements are in place;
  • Approving and review of playlists and briefing presenters on any promotions to run on air.
Knowledge and Skills
  • University Degree in mass communications or equivalent;
  • 5 years working experience of commercial radio industry with programmes making experience;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated track record;
  • Ability to mentor, develop and provide leadership to a dynamic team of creative talent;
  • Good understanding of the commercial side of the business;
  • The capacity to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of the Radio market and audience demographics.
These positions offer excellent career growth opportunities and competitive remuneration packages. 

If you meet the above criteria, apply online at before 15th June, 2012.
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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