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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 individuals, to fill the following position:

 

Correspondent – Lamu, Busia, Bungoma, Migori, Kakamega Town, Nairobi, Garissa, Malindi, Molo, Siaya, Nyamira, Makueni and Meru

The successful candidates will source, collect, write and submit stories/reports and articles within set deadlines, so as to inform, educate and entertain our readers in the allocated region.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Go out on assignments given by the News Editor, take notes, carry out interviews, check out facts and submit stories within set deadlines
  • Research and collect background information required to make stories complete, topical, informative, credible and analytical
  • Write stories collected and read back to ensure that they are balanced, properly presented, free of error and in line with laid down editorial policy and house-style
  • Follow news leads and maintain close and effective contact with news sources
  • Keep the Editor informed of work progress, any problems encountered and areas where assistance is required and/or facilitation to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines
Qualifications & Experience
  • University Degree in Journalism or other training in Journalism
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Minimum of 3 years having worked as a writer/reporter
  • Good command of English language.
  • Excellent wring skills
  • Social, Networking, Analytical and Writing Skills
  • Writing Experience
Producer – KTN

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing each project from conception to completion.

Key Responsibilities: -
  • Research, logistical planning and conceptualisation of programmes
  • Strong intuitive understanding of the production process
  • Direct programs in the genre of News, Talk shows, Dramas
  • Script writing
  • Determine and prepare production budgets and schedules.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Maintain team spirit and work well with fellow team members
Knowledge and Skills
  • Degree in TV production/Communication (media studies)
  • 3 years’ work experience in TV production
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Good editing ability on FCP and/or any other software
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Creative mind
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work long and odd hours
Production Assistant - KTN

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and organisational support to senior production staff prior to, during and after the production of a programme.

Key Responsibilities: -
  • To provide support role to the TV Producers/Directors
  • Assist the Producer on location; and if need be, be able to handle location shoots individually
  • Prepare the necessary checklists for any production and ensure that all materials required are in place by set deadlines
  • To write/read and understand the script of assigned programmes, determine format and logistical requirements.
  • Oversee cues, timings and continuity during recording
  • Assist in the packaging of the Production by ensuring scripts, tapes, music, footage and any other relevant material is available in the editing suite during the scheduled time
  • Ensure that all administrative duties are carried out before the production phase including guest lists, production equipment and personnel
Knowledge and Skills
  • University degree in Mass Communication.
  • Diploma in TV production or similar qualification
  • Minimum of 1-2 years TV production experience
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work long and odd hours
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Organisational skills
  • Budgeting skills
If you possess the above qualifications and 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 30st November 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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