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Recruitment at KTN (Different Job Vacancies)

The Standard Group comprises The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, 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, to fill the following positions:


Assignment Editor - KTN

The Assignment Editor will co-ordinate news gathering operations and ensure the station obtains well researched and most up to date news on daily events both locally & internationally

Key Responsibilities
·                     Take charge of news desk operations, overall administration of the news desk and enriching the daily news bulletins with relevant features;
·                     Assign duties to reporters, brief reporters and advise on angles to take on a story and liaise with Bureau Chiefs for stories from the regions.
·                     Ensure that the station is not scooped and maintain an up to date dairy of news contacts;
·                     Draw up news plans – include story idea, synopsis and proposed mode of execution and determine running order in consultation with other TV Editors;
·                     Assess political, social and economic climate and anticipate likely developments for coverage
·                     Convene and chair editorial meetings in order to share plans for the day;
·                     Appraise staff, identify training needs and plan for the team
·                     Sub-edit scripts to ensure that they conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style and rehearse the bulletins to ensure proper pronunciations of words and names of people and places

Qualifications & Experience
·                     Basic University Degree
·                     Diploma in Journalism / Mass Communication
·                     5 - 7 years’ work experience
·                     Ability to work long odd hours
·                     Editing & people management skills.
·                     Good command of the English language

News Editor - KTN

To co-ordinate news gathering operations, obtain well researched and most up to date news on daily events both locally & internationally.

Key Responsibilities
·                     In charge of news desk operations, overall administration of the news desk and enriching the daily news bulletins with relevant features
·                     Assigns duties to reporters, briefs reporters and advises on angles to take on a story and liaises with Bureau Chiefs for stories from the region
·                     Draws up news plans – includes story idea, synopsis and proposed mode of execution and determines running order in consultation with other editors and news producers
·                     Assesses political, social and economic climate and anticipates likely developments for coverage
·                     Convenes and chairs editorial meetings in order to share his plan for the day.
·                     Manages reporters
·                     Ensure that the station is not scooped and maintains an up to date dairy of news contacts

Qualifications & Experience
·                     Basic University Degree
·                     Diploma in Journalism / Mass Communication
·                     5 years’ work experience
·                     Ability to work long odd hours
·                     Editing & people management skills.
·                     Good command of the English language

Head of Swahili Desk – KTN Leo

The job holder will distribute news coverage assignments to reporters and writers and oversee the production of the Kiswahili news bulletin.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Assigns reporters brief reporters and advise on angles to take on a story
·                     Liaises with the news editor to ensure that the station is not scooped and maintain an up to date dairy of news contacts;
·                     Supervises and trains on reporting, intros, adverts, graphics and captions in Kiswahili
·                     Sub-edits Kiswahili scripts to ensure that they conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
·                     Rehearses the bulletins to ensure proper pronunciations of words and names of people and places
·                     Presents news bulletins, commentaries and prepares and conducts live and or recorded interviews of guests and reporters

Qualifications & Experience
·                     Basic University Degree
·                     Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication
·                     5 years’ work experience
·                     Reporting & presentation skills
·                     Ability to lead a team of reporters
·                     Ability to work long hours

Sports Anchor

The successful candidate will anchor sports news, ensuring high quality in presentation in order to maintain KTN’s position as the leading television news channel.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Take instructions and briefs from the News Editor, on sports stories to be covered and carry out interviews, check out facts and submit stories within the set deadlines.
·                     Ensure that stories to be aired conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
·                     To anchor sports news; rehearse the bulletins to ensure proper pronunciations of words and names of people and places
·                     Change script as necessary to suit own presentation style without distorting meaning or flouting in-house style
·                     Present sports bulletins, commentaries and prepare and conduct live and or recorded interviews of guests and report
·                     Research stories to ensure that the content is legitimate and truthful

Qualifications & Experience
·                     University Degree in Journalism
·                     3 - 5 years working experience
·                     A love for sports
·                     Ability to work odd hours
·                     Excellent communication and inter personal skills
·                     Courtesy, tact and ability to work effectively in a team
·                     Good command of the English/Kiswahili language

If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our websitewww.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current openings / vacancies and apply not later than 29th July 2014.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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

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