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Massive Recruitment in Standard Group, Nairobi, Kenya

The Standard Group Plc is a multi-media organization with investments in media platforms spanning newspaper print operations, television, radio broadcasting, digital and online services, as well as outdoor advertising. The Standard Group is recognized as a leading multi-media house in Kenya with a key influence in matters of national and international interest.

Our various media platforms include: The Standard Newspaper, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, The Nairobian weekly newspaper, Think Outdoor (billboard advertising) and Standard Digital. As part of strengthening our operations, we are looking for smart, creative and ambitious individuals to join our team in the following capacities;

Systems Developer
Reporting to the Business Systems Manager, the Systems Developer will be working closely with functional business and consulting teams to perform day-to-day systems development and support operations.

Responsibilities

·         Gather, analyze and document business requirements for ICT solutions
·         Designing, development, testing and rollout of ICT business solutions
·         Maintaining and enhancing existing business solutions and processes
·         Development and implementation of required changes in accordance with set out change management process and procedures.
·         Provide training, technical support and assistance to business users in core operational areas.
·         Prepares and maintains technical program documentation including specifications, test conditions, test plans, and test data.
·         Advising the business on ICT solutions and products, process improvements, technologies and general operational matters
Required Experience
·         Bachelors degree in information technology or related degree from a recognized university
·         At least 2 years’ development experience
·         Experience in Linux administration and applications
·         Working knowledge of ERP systems

Qualifications and Skills

·         Knowledge and proficiency in Web applications development and integration
·         Development proficiency in Java, PHP, Json, Javascript, DotNet etc.
·         Database design and development in MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase etc.
·         Advanced SQL programming
·         Certification in Software Development and ITIL will be an added advantage
·         Good understanding of Software Development Life Cycle process
·         Project management skills
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications


Systems Analyst – Database Administration
Reporting to the Business Systems Manager, the Systems Analyst will be responsible for the management and administration of all databases in our core business systems, designing and development of database applications and general systems administration tasks. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the core ERP and its related operations as well as advising management on business solutions trends and technologies.

Responsibilities

·         Management and Administration of all core database systems and applications to ensure availability, performance and security
·         Management and Administration of the core ERP system and other integrated applications and processes
·         Investigate, troubleshoot and resolve issues and malfunctions in core business systems and processes
·         Supporting the core ERP and its related operations as well as advising management on business solutions trends and technologies.
·         Prepare annual systems budgets and resources growth plans
·         Rollout of ICT projects and business solutions, including: gathering and documenting business requirements, evaluation and identification of suitable business solutions, working with internal and external project teams during solution implementation, provision of post-go-live support
·         Coordinates, executes and documents systems change requests for all core database and business systems
·         Provide end user support as per ICT’s Service Level Agreement
·         Create and maintain business process documentations for all core business systems
·         Conducts user training and create training manuals
·         Prepare appropriate reports to help in operations and decision-making
·         Advises the business on process improvements, new technologies, innovations and products
Required Experience
·         Bachelors degree in information technology or related degree from a recognized university
·         At least 3 years’ experience in a busy IT environment

Qualifications

·         Certification in Linux, Database Administration, MCSA, ITIL
·         Development experience in MSSQL, Sybase, and MySQL open source database
·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills
·         Good written and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
·         Good interpersonal skills and work ethics


Marketing Brand Executive
Job Description
Marketing Brand Executive – Digital
Reporting to the Head of Marketing, the Marketing Brand Executive will be responsible for growing audiences, loyalty and value propositions for the digital platforms.

Responsibilities

·         Creating digital first promotion ideas, activity calendar for the year and events in conjunction with digital team
·         Creating new ideas and designs for brand visibility and ensuring placement across Standard Group platforms
·         Driving and executing ideas to grow online audiences with specific targets

·         Sourcing, vetting and placement of suitable brand awareness materials in the markets
·         Support the commercial & legal team in locking down partnerships for online promotions and activities that are relevant to the brands and any other partners
·         Briefing and following up with the legal department on upcoming online engagement programs for purposes of contracting
·         Research and reporting
Required Experience:
·         At least 2 years relevant working experience.

Qualification And Skills

·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Sciences, Communication, Marketing or a related field from a recognized university
·         Strong analytical and data management skills with attention to detail
·         Strong social networks and online activity communication
·         Report writing skills
·         Strong organizational skills
·         Strong customer service skills
·         Demonstrate a high quality of work
·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


Sports Anchor/Reporter
Job Description
Sports Anchor/Reporter (1 position) Reporting to Managing Editor – T.V.
Overall Purpose of the Job
The incumbent will be responsible for relaying the news gathered and produced by the entire newsroom to the public.

Responsibilities

·         Presenting allocated TV bulletins, live events and breaking news
·         Ensuring appearance is as per house rules
·         Conducting interviews
·         Producing elements of the bulletin, book guests, prepping them and doing research for the interview
·         Packaging and delivering stories for the bulletin
·         Flair for sports and sports news for Sports Anchor/Reporter
·         Flair for business and business news for Business Anchor/Reporter

Qualification

·         University degree in Mass Communication or a relevant field from a recognized institution Experience
·         2 years relevant experience
Skills and Other Attributes
·         Judgement or discretion required.
·         Ability to make independent decisions
·         Knowledge of routine(s).
·         Fluent in both English & Swahili


Business Anchor/Reporter 
Job Description
Business Anchor/Reporter (1 position) Reporting to Managing Editor – T.V.
Overall Purpose of the Job
The incumbent will be responsible for relaying the news gathered and produced by the entire newsroom to the public.

Responsibilities

·         Presenting allocated TV bulletins, live events and breaking news
·         Ensuring appearance is as per house rules
·         Conducting interviews
·         Producing elements of the bulletin, book guests, prepping them and doing research for the interview
·         Packaging and delivering stories for the bulletin
·         Flair for sports and sports news for Sports Anchor/Reporter
·         Flair for business and business news for Business Anchor/Reporter

Qualification

·         University degree in Mass Communication or a relevant field from a recognized institution Experience
·         2 years relevant experience
Skills and Other Attributes
·         Judgement or discretion required.
·         Ability to make independent decisions
·         Knowledge of routine(s).
·         Fluent in both English & Swahili
How to Apply
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 23rd April, 2018. Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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