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Media Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Whealth Consultancy Limited is a company focusing on developing innovative solutions to global health challenges.

In line with our mission, we are looking for motivated and creative persons to fill the following positions in Nairobi:


TV Producer   

Description: Under the supervision of the manager, the producer will be responsible for facilitating a broadcasting project from beginning to end.

S/he will be involved in every stage of the television program or film, overseeing the project from start to finish, both in the studio and on location.

The producer will be expected to:

  • Research and assess ideas;
  • Pull together all the strands of creative and practical talent involved in the project to create a team;
  • Organize shooting schedules;
  • Supervise the progress of projects from production to post production;
  • Hold regular meetings with the director to discuss characters and scenes;
  • Edit scripts for broadcasting
  • Determine production budget, schedule and scope
  • Monitor post production to completion
  • Lead production staff meetings

Required Skills:
  • The producer is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to manage several projects at once and advanced interpersonal management skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • An innovative and firm understanding of the television production process, critical thinking abilities and good decision-making skills are paramount.
  • Familiarity with and demonstrated interest in health journalism will be an added advantage

Academic qualification:
  • Bachelors or Diploma in journalism, broadcasting, communications or a related field.

Work experience
  • At least 2 years in a busy station.

Television Video Editor

Under the supervision of the producer, process of work for the editor will involve but not limited to:
  • Assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer;
  • Inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronizing and storing them into files on the computer;
  • Digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable;
  • Creating a 'rough cut' (or assembly edit) of the program / film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages;
  • Rendering and tweaking the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.

Additional tasks may include:
  • Overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video engineering and editing;
  • Consulting with the director, producer and/or client throughout the post-production process;
  • Familiarizing with the style of specific directors;
  • Experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements;
  • Selecting the most effective shot of a scene in terms of drama, story relevance or continuity;
  • Writing voice over/commentary;
  • Suggesting or selecting music;

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Experience and proof of ability is the key.
  • Be familiar with different types of edit systems.
  • Be familiar with different styles of editing, and know how to achieve them
  • Ability to work well in both collaborative and solo projects.
  • Be able to meet deadlines and cope with pressure.
  • Knowledge on camera operation and recording is an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with and demonstrated interest in health journalism will be an added advantage

Academic qualification:
  • Bachelors or Diploma in journalism, broadcasting, communications or a related field.

Work experience
  • At least 2 years in a busy station.

Television Camera Operator

The camera operator will work under supervision of the producer and will be tasked with the following:
  • Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment prior to filming, which may include tripods, monitors, lighting, cables and leads, and headphones;
  • Offering advice on how best to shoot a scene, explaining the visual impact created by particular shots;
  • Practicing the camera moves required for pre-arranged shots;
  • Studying scripts;
  • Finding solutions to technical or other practical problems (for an outside broadcast, for example, the natural light conditions need to be taken into account when setting up shots);
  • Being prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas;
  • Working in haste with excellent output, time is such an important factor;
  • Taking sole responsibility in situations where only one camera operator is involved in the filming;
  • Keeping up to date with filming methods and styles and equipment;
  • Repairing and maintaining equipment;
  • Demonstrating a good awareness of health and safety issues;
  • Knowledge of video editing is an added advantage

Academic requirements:
  • Diploma in in the following fields:
  • Photography and filming;
  • Journalism;
  • Media production.
  • Other relevant subjects include lighting, optics and cinematography.

Television Presenter [Host]

Description: The presenter is the public face - or voice - of a program on television. Their role will be always to entertain and inform the audiences by presenting information and/or entertainment in an accessible and attractive way.

It is expected the presenter to have relevant knowledge on the subject and ask relevant and controversial questions in order to entertain and educate the viewers.

Tasks
  • Prior to the broadcast, presenters are expected to:
  • Research topics and background information for items to be featured on the program;
  • Plan and rehearse shows;
  • Write, and sometimes memorizing scripts;
  • Liaise with other members of the production and technical team/s.
  • During the broadcast, the presenter will be expected to:
  • Introduce and host programs;
  • Interview guests in the studio, by telephone or on location;
  • Contact and schedule key guests for interviews and discussions
  • Read information relevant to the topic;
  • Provide links between programs;
  • Keep the program running to schedule - responding positively and quickly to problems or changes, and improvising where necessary;
  • Keep in contact with the director and production team in the studio gallery, via ear-piece link.
  • After the broadcast, presenters may be involved in meeting with the production crew to assess/review the broadcast and plan the next broadcast.

Required Skills

The presenter will be expected to have the following skills:
  • Knowledge in health related content including clinical, public health and research
  • Basic knowledge of television terminology and operating procedures.
  • A clear voice.
  • Self-confidence.
  • Excellent social skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • For studio or OB work, the ability to keep presenting while hearing instructions through an earpiece.
  • Improvisation skills.
  • The ability to work calmly under stress.
  • Knowledge of the program topic.

Academic qualification:
  • Bachelors or Diploma in journalism, medical journalism, broadcasting, communications or a related field.
  • Candidates with a medical background and have a demonstrated interest in journalism or health reporting are encouraged to apply.

Program Schedulers

Description: The scheduler is responsible for collecting all the finished (edited) programs uploading them to the server and scheduling them in readiness for airing at the set time.

Tasks
  • Report equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.
  • Observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.
  • Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  • Control audio equipment to regulate the volume and sound quality during radio and television broadcasts.
  • Play broadcast programs using automation systems.
  • Preview scheduled programs to ensure that signals are functioning and programs are ready for transmission.
  • Maintain programming logs, as required by station management and the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Select sources from which programming will be received, or through which programming will be transmitted.
  • Substitute programs in cases where signals fail.
  • Schedule programming, or read television programming logs to determine which programs are to be aired.
  • Prepare reports outlining past and future programs, including content.

Academic requirement
  • Proficiency in IT

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to hr@whealthconsultancy.com by 9th May 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Visit www.whealthconsultancy.com for more information.

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