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Jobs and Vacancies in The Standard Group, Kenya

The Standard Group comprises The Standard Newspapers, Nairobian, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. 

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

Business Executives – TV, Radio & Digital 
The Business Executives will be charged with selling advertising for KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha and Standard Digital either within Nairobi and other regions the country.

They will also be expected to provide effective services to clients so as to maximize advertising sales volumes.

Key Responsibilities
  • Achieving set annual and monthly targets for multimedia advertising sales
  • To increase advertising opportunities within Standard Group’s products which will translate to higher revenues
  • To deliver high quality customer service to clients
  • To support, maintain and grow business contacts with both the existing and potential advertising clients and agents.
  • Develop strategy to increase sales volumes and market share
Qualifications & Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business related field.
  • Professional diploma qualification in Marketing
  • Full competence in presentation skills is required
  • Experienced in Sales with a successful track record (preferably in TV, Radio & Digital Media sales
  • Verbal and written communication skills
Supplements Sub Editor
The Sub Editor will ensure the Style, Layout, Final Copy, Creativity and eventual production of Supplements and other special and commissioned reports, not only match in-house style and layout, but also surpass client expectations.

The job holder will be responsible for subbing copy to fit allocated space without distorting facts and consistent with commercial and client needs. 

He/she will be required to advise and give guidance to clients and the commercial teams on content generation and quality.

Key Responsibilities
  • To re-write the copy as necessary for simplicity, clarity, accuracy and as per client needs.
  • To edit pictures selected to go with particular content.
  • Offer editorial advice to clients whenever necessary.
  • Work closely with the design, commercial, editorial and production sections to ensure deadlines are met as required.
Qualifications & Experience
  • University degree with a bias in English, Mass Communication or Business.
  • Postgraduate diploma Journalism
  • Minimum of three years’ experience.
  • Well-developed analytical skills and an understanding of the local and global business environment
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Energy and ability to work irregular hours
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills at all levels
  • Have a clear understanding of newspaper production processes
How to Apply

If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website to browse through the current vacancies and apply not later than 29th May 2016

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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