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Graphic Designer

Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified person for the above position. The holder of this position will be charged with production of creative and innovative graphic designs and animated products for production, marketing, sales, digital and Editorial purposes.
The successful candidate will among others be able to do the following;
·         Provide creative graphics solutions to meet the needs of various departments.

·         Conceptualize, design and creatively package Station’s live-on- air or recorded properties
·         Conceptualize, design and creatively package commercials, marketing promos, adverts and editorial products to enhance bulletins
·         Confer and liaise with business executives and commercial producers to ensure efficient and timely execution of clients’ briefs
·         Create 2D and 3D model animations and execute as briefed
·         Contribute to team effort to ensure tasks are completed on time
·         Ensure the station’s look and feel is protected by adhering to approved designs, fonts, colors, layouts and settings.
·         Design and produce graphics for live on air or taped programs as requested by news producers, programme producers and transmission controllers
·         Source, select and reproduce library music to go with designed properties
·         Suggest ways of improving the look and feel of different properties and shows
·         Provide creative graphics solutions to meet the needs of various departments.
·         Preparing rough drafts of materials based on agreed brief.
·         Determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and size.
·         Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if required.
·         Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts and developing interactive design.
·         Advice clients on strategies to reach a particular audience.
·         Conversant with broadcast graphics design, editing and animation software including After effects, 3D studio max, Cinema 4D, 3D Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Premier or Final cut.
·         Ability and willingness to train in station’s live-on-air systems including Wasp3D, Viz RT among others.
·         Be very creative and innovative despite working under pressure and long hours
·         Ability to pay attention to detail and keep strict deadlines
·         A team player, patient, active listener and a problem solver
·         Passionate about motion graphics design and its related tasks
·         Good audio and video editing skills
·         Follow-up of assignments till completion and a clear focus on results and seamless delivery
·         Ability to understand, read and write in English, Kiswahili and/or Kikuyu
Academic and professional experience
·         Degree or diploma in graphics design.
·         Working experience at a broadcasting house will be an added advantage.
·         Hands-on experience for at least two year on the above software
How To Apply
If you find this a good challenge and you qualify, please send your application and CV to Quote the code REF No. HRD/GD/GD/02/2019
Closing date will be Friday 22nd February 2019 at 5pm. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Radio Sports Sub-Editor
Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified individual to the position of a Radio sports sub- editor. He/she will be required to source, generate, package and present sports news stories. He/she will report to the Radio Sports Editor.

·         Implement various sports news strategies for all the radio stations and the online platform under Royal Media Services ltd
·         Under the guidance of the sports editor, help in the daily running of the Radio Sports Desk
·         Maintain close and effective contact with the sports editor, sports news sources, reporters and correspondents
·         Assign duties to and guide reporters & correspondents attached to the sports desk in sourcing sports news
·         Maintain an up to date diary of major events and news of interest to all RMS radio stations and prepare a schedule of sports assignments & feature stories
·         Ensure radio sports stories aired conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
·         Guide reporters and correspondents in preparing high quality sports bulletins, features & special reports by ensuring balance and credibility
·         Anchor sports news, do sports commentaries/analysis, conduct live and recorded interviews
·         Edit and publish sports stories on the online platform in strict conformity to the house style
·         Chair Radio sports editorial meetings in the absence of the sports editor and lay out day’s activity plan
·         Do any other Editorial tasks assigned by the Sports Editor
·         Have a good grasp of English and Kiswahili. (Attach Swahili and English voice demo)
·         Strong writing, editing and analytical skills
·         Demonstrate knowledge and love for sports
·         Ability to work odd hours
·         Clear understanding of media laws and ethics
·         Self driven, assertive, punctual and organized.
·         Must have a nose for news, broad and strategic thinker and pay attention to detail.
·         Must demonstrate a professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust, loyalty and keep abreast with evolving trends.
Academic and professional experience
·         A university degree in journalism / Mass Communication or another related field from a recognized university.
·         A masters degree in communication or its acceptable equivalent will be an added advantage.
·         At least 5 years experience in a reputable sports department, and at least 2 years as a sub editor.
How To Apply
If you are interested and qualified, please email your CV, and a one-page statement explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the position to by Wednesday February 20th, 2019. Clearly cite Job Ref No. HRD/ RSE/02-2019 in your email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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