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Nation Media Group Easy FM Programmes Controller Job in Kenya

Nation Media Group is 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 recruit an experienced and self- motivated individual in the capacity of 
Programmes Controller for Easy FM.

Ref: HR-PC-03-2013
Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for the content, presenters, programs and packaging on the station;
  • Ensuring that programming meets the creative and commercial needs of the station;
  • Liaison with the commercial manager and the head of news;
  • Clarity and understanding of the purpose and format of the station, the characteristics of the target audience and the key business objectives of the station;
  • Planning programming to meet the set objectives overseeing the work of the programming teams;
  • Participation in the recruitment, training and development, and day-to-day management of all staff in the programming departments of the station while encouraging creativity and commercial awareness in the team;
  • Coaching and mentoring the programme presenters, and regularly reviewing performance;
  • Contributing to the development of multi-platform content;
  • Continually review and refresh programme output, and devise new programming to attract and retain audiences, and to contributing to the success of the station;
  • Ensuring that programming complies with the laws, regulations and industry codes governing radio broadcasting and management of programming complaints.
The Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or media;
  • Experience in radio/entertainment or broadcasting sector for at least 5 years;
  • Knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulation applicable to radio industry;
  • Knowledge of content acquisition and relevant clearances and licenses, including copyright and music;
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan and Nairobi radio market;
  • High level of IT proficiency - particularly good word-processing and data handling skills;
  • Capacity to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines;
  • A facility for managing creative teams, and encouraging acceptable creative risk taking;
  • Ability to generate original ideas, and to think creatively;
  • Ability to deal effectively with team members of differing temperaments and morale;
  • Self-motivation and adaptability;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Determination, diplomacy, and excellent interpersonal skills.
If you meet the above criteria, apply online at on or before 7th April, 2013.
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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