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Massive Recruitment by Switch TV, Nairobi, Kenya

Assignment Editor

HR/CROSS/42/2018
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Assignment Editor will be responsible for the following: –
·         Oversees news gathering process (Editorial Desk & ENG Reporters) and logistics for all of our news platforms.

·         Takes strong lead in breaking news coverage and pre-packaged stories/ features.
·         Aggressively coordinate how enterprise stories are sought including actualizing documentaries or mini-documentaries.
·         Ensures that the Editorial Desk monitors social media and builds content for our web site and other socialmedia handles.
·         Reacts aggressively and decisively to breaking news with or without management present bearing in mind our target audience.
·         Builds strong sources in the community.
·         Co-ordinate the Editorial Desk, anchors and reporters.
·         Working closely with the Editorial Desk and ENG reporters on angles to stories as they develop and packaged features.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must have a proven experience as an Assignment Editor or relevant role with at least 5 years’ experience in a newsroom and at least 2 as an assignment editor.
Skills
·         Graduate in Journalism / Mass Communication or related field
·         Exceptional editing ability and analytics.
·         Forthright, passionate, self-driven, strategic thinker and meticulous.
·         Interrogates media law and ethics.
·         Organizational and leadership skills.
·         Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
·         Ability to work odd hours and adapt to a shift rota.
·         Team player and ability’
How to Apply

Eng Reporter

HR/CROSS/06/2018
Reporting to the Managing Editor, the ENG REPORTER will be responsible for the following:
Responsibility:
·         Generating ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources
·         Pitching ideas to editors
·         Researching, verifying and collating evidence and information to support a story using relevant information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.
·         Selecting appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising editorial judgment on the best angle from which to approach a story
·         Identifying necessary resources and deploying and managing technical crews for location shoots, including camera crew
·         Providing directorial input, advising crews on what to film or record
·         Producing complete packages for broadcast
·         Preparing and presenting material for both pre-recorded and live piece
·         Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews
·         Collaborating with the editor to put together the completed program or item
·         Developing and maintaining local contacts and assuming a public relations role
Requirements
·         3 years of TV editor, producer or reporter position; experience in filming, editing and producing news
·         Graduate in Journalism or Communications
·         A thorough knowledge of news and current affairs in the Kenya, Africa and internationally
·         Strong writing skills, and ability to convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner
·         Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills
·         Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
·         Ability to interact professionally and build relationships and sources
·         Ability to shoot and edit digital video
·         Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines
·         Social Media & Multimedia experience
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following:
A one-page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role
A CV of no more than 3 pages, including the names of three professional references
Please do not send copies of testimonials, certificates or any other back-up documentation.

Broadcast IT Specialist

HR/SWITCH/20/2018
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Digital & IT, the IT Broadcast Specialist will be responsible for the following:
·         TV studio, Distribution and connected back-office IT technology operation and business continuity
·         Operation emergency providing workarounds
·         Liaising with studio technical supervisor
·         Supporting editorial and creative staff providing quick IT technical solutions
·         Providing IT helpdesk services
·         Development and maintenance of technology
Qualifications
The ideal candidates must possess a Degree in Computer science or any other technical related field with at
·         least 3 years of TV studio IT system operation, experience in video and audio technology
·         Familiarity with video/audio and broadcast IT system design concept and equipment
·         Familiarity in Non-linear Editing, storage and archive systems
·         A good understanding of video and audio file and compression formats
·         Extensive knowledge in IP network design and administration
·         Windows/Linux server-client system administration skills and experience
·         Thrive in a high-pressure environment, attentive to detail with the ability to multi task.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following:
A one-page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role
A CV of no more than 3 pages, including the names of three professional references
Please do not send copies of testimonials, certificates or any other back-up documentation.

Direct Sales Executives

HR/SWITCH/44/2018
Direct Sales Executives – 3 Positions

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Sales Direct Manager, the Direct Sales Executives will be responsible for the following: –
·         Cultivate relationships with clients, gain deep insight into their business and ultimately provide solutions to their marketing and advertising needs. Having rich clients’ resources would be preferred
·         Analyze and integrate our resources, creating new ideas on how to expand advertising and sponsorship revenue and achieve the sales targets
·         Collect the information and analyze Kenya market and our competitors, creatively develop the sales strategies and plans against sales targets
·         Ability to work long hours in a high-pressure environment selling advertising airtime, commercial productions without supervision
·         Providing a holistic client service relations plan in order to optimize advertising budgets and achieve set revenue targets to clients so as to maximize broadcasting sales volumes and revenue targets
·         Any other tasks assigned by management
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must have a core understanding of media industry and marketing management especially the media environment/ facts in Kenya, at least 3 years’ experience in advertising sales. Experience in TV advertising will be an added advantage.
Skills:
·         Must be a graduate preferably in Marketing and Communications
·         Should have strong and comprehensive analytical and effective execution abilities.
·         Should be good at strategic thinking – to develop the business strategies that focus on short, medium and long term.
·         Should possess the ability and skills to write proposals
·         Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Packages and other relevant marketing software.
·         Team work oriented.
·         Presentation and communication skills
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following:
A one-page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role
A CV of no more than 3 pages, including the names of three professional references
Please do not send copies of testimonials, certificates or any other back-up documentation.

Direct Sales Freelancers

HR/SWITCH/44/2018
Direct Sales Freelancers – 2 Positions
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Sales Direct Manager, the Direct Sales Executives will be responsible for the following: –
·         Cultivate relationships with clients, gain deep insight into their business and ultimately provide solutions to their marketing and advertising needs. Having rich clients’ resources would be preferred
·         Analyze and integrate our resources, creating new ideas on how to expand advertising and sponsorship revenue and achieve the sales targets
·         Collect the information and analyze Kenya market and our competitors, creatively develop the sales strategies and plans against sales targets
·         Ability to work long hours in a high-pressure environment selling advertising airtime, commercial productions without supervision
·         Providing a holistic client service relations plan in order to optimize advertising budgets and achieve set revenue targets to clients so as to maximize broadcasting sales volumes and revenue targets
·         Any other tasks assigned by management
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must have a core understanding of media industry and marketing management especially the media environment/ facts in Kenya, at least 3 years’ experience in advertising sales. Experience in TV advertising will be an added advantage.
Skills:
·         Must be a graduate preferably in Marketing and Communications
·         Should have strong and comprehensive analytical and effective execution abilities.
·         Should be good at strategic thinking – to develop the business strategies that focus on short, medium and long term.
·         Should possess the ability and skills to write proposals
·         Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Packages and other relevant marketing software.
·         Team work oriented.
·         Presentation and communication skills
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following:
A one-page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role
A CV of no more than 3 pages, including the names of three professional references
Please do not send copies of testimonials, certificates or any other back-up documentation.

English Anchor

HR/CROSS/14/2018
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Anchor will be responsible for the following:
·         Presenting news stories and TV News Broadcasts
·         Interviewing guests
·         Hosting talk shows, magazine shows or any entertainment shows
The ideal candidate must have a diploma certificate in communication/journalism as a minimum, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be engaging to both audience and guests, and ability to ad lib without a script.
Skills
·         Active Listener with the ability to understand the news stories, reporters out in the field and delivering content
·         Work under deadline and on a flexible schedule, that will include evenings and/or weekends
·         Strong ability to improvise properly in a live on-camera setting
·         Must possess a strong understanding of daily newscast content
·         Ability to work well with production staff in a variety of situations
·         Anchor news at times determined by the station’s needs
·         Social Perceptiveness to anticipate your viewers’ reactions to stories.
·         Reading Comprehension
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following:
A one-page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role
A CV of no more than 3 pages, including the names of three professional references
Please do not send copies of testimonials, certificates or any other back-up documentation.

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