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The Standard Group Jobs in Kenya

The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The Counties, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services.

The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players in house, to fill the following position:


Corporate Affairs Manager

The Corporate Affairs Manager will work very closely with the CEO and will help develop and implement the public relations strategy across the region to protect and enhance the company’s reputation.

Key Responsibilities: -
  • External communications agenda through the development of effective external communications plans, channels, tools and relationships across the organization to ensure effective, timely and consistent public relation and media communication and engagement;
  • Leveraging senior executive visits, business developments and overseeing crises communications planning and management;
  • Identify and develop key media contacts and ensure effective management of relationships with media and key opinion makers;
  • Ensure effective relationship and stakeholder management at a strategic level, acting as a point of contact and representative both internally and externally;
  • Content development and strong editorial skills for purposes of speech writing and editing, digital communications & social media engagement;
  • Organising and overseeing the organization’s corporate events calendar.

Knowledge and Skills:-
  • University Degree in Marketing, PR or International Relations;
  • Masters qualification will be an added advantage;
  • Systematic planner, team player and good organizer;
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • Very strong English writing skills;
  • Ability advise senior management and internal stakeholders on communications strategies and initiatives;
  • Strong business acumen and be highly dependable.

Mechanical Engineer

The job holder will be responsible for installation, commissioning and test running any new machines or shifting of existing machines.

Key Responsibilities: -
  • Carry out plant corrective, preventive and scheduled maintenance,
  • Effective daily reporting of all machinery technical performance status,
  • Identify and analyse maintenance defi ciencies encountered,
  • Management of press spare parts stock movement and re-ordering level within the lead time,
  • Advising and guiding plant users on health and safety operation procedures,
  • Provide leadership to plant technical staff.

Knowledge and Skills:-
  • BSc. in Mechanical or Plant Engineering.
  • Good knowledge of plant machines and computer based industrial automation.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to make quick decisions and to improvise if necessary.
  • Ability and energy to work during odd hours.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in a busy Industrial Plant set up.

Distribution Assistants (All Regions)

The job holder will report to the Sales Executive & Regional Team Leader and will carry out Sales & Distribution activities for the Group’s newspapers and magazines within the assigned sales territory.

Key Responsibilities: -
  • To work with the appointed vendors to ensure that they get the newspaper on time each day and to collect all revenues realized from newspaper sales
  • To maintain close contact and effective liaison with vendors and to report any problems encountered to the Sales Executive or Team Leader for immediate action
  • To identify opportunities for market expansion in the area/territory, and to identify potential vendors and report to the Sales Executive.
  • To monitor arrival time of vendors to the various drop off points against the time the delivery van arrives and report any problems to the Sales Executive for appropriate corrective action by the Transport Officer
  • To recommend any alternative transport routes and/or drop off points to the Sales Executive
  • To monitor the trend of sales and returns by vendors, to determine required adjustments and to communicate those adjustments to the Sales Executive
  • To liaise with vendors to ensure that The Standard Limited publications and magazines get prominent display/exposure

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in sales & marketing including laying strategy for market expansion and penetration
  • Experience in field selling
  • High degree of integrity
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with diverse peoples
  • Valid Riding License

If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website www.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current openings / vacancies and apply not later than 30th June 2014.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.


Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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