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Nation Media Group Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Studio Systems Engineer

Job Description
The Studio Systems Engineer will have the responsibility of ensuring quality generation, transmission and reception of Nation Media Group’s radio and television brands. The successful candidate will report to the Technical Manager for Nation Broadcasting Division.

·         Maintenance of specialized audio visual equipment, broadcast servers & software, satellite systems, microwave systems, power and air condition systems that support content generation, processing, aggregation, distribution and transmission. These include but are not limited to:
·         Ensuring all broadcasting and transmission equipment are operational at all times;
·         Carrying out design and implementation of new systems to improve broadcasting and transmission quality;
·         Setting up and maintaining studio & link systems required for all outside broadcast and news gathering operations;
·         Installing, configuring and testing new broadcast equipment, systems & facilities;
·         Minimizing risk of service loss at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision;
·         Offering operational support to all broadcast systems users across the entire business;
·         Ensuring that the broadcasting division keeps a breast with changing technology and has the most appropriate technology applied at all times;
·         Diagnosis of faulty equipment and repair or make appropriate recommendations;
·         Planning maintenance schedules for all the equipment and ensuring its implementation;
·         Identifying required spares and seeking their approval for purchase;
·         Performing routine checks to ensure all equipment, hardware and software systems employed are fit for purpose
·         University graduate in electrical and electronics engineering, telecommunications, information systems, broadcast engineering or related field;
·         Over 3 years’ experience, relevant experience in media, ISP or Telco will be an added advantage;
·         Proven knowledge of IP networking. Professional networking qualification will be an added advantage;
·         Good knowledge of transmission systems & mediums – satellite links, microwave links, OFC links;
·         Good knowledge of Audio and Video Delivery over IP, encoding & decoding systems for both Legacy TV/Radio, Web and social;
·         Good knowledge of DVB T2 systems, Head-end systems and CAS;
·         Proficiency in server & systems administration (Windows server, Linux, Windows7/8/10 and Mac OS) is essential, professional qualifications here will also be an added advantage;
·         Good working Knowledge of Video Media Asset Management systems and file metadata management;
·         Working knowledge of Industry standard NRCS;
·         Good working and administration knowledge of post prod, editing and graphics systems.
·         Knowledgeable in best practices for broadcast communications specifically radio, television and online;
·         Basic Electrical power and Aircon systems knowledge;
·         Must have excellent analytical skills;
·         Ability and readiness to work long odd hours;
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Ability to administer SQL server & basic Web development will be a big advantage.

Freelance Business Solutions Executives

Job Description
Nation Media Group PLC seeks to recruit experienced and self-motivated Freelance Business Solutions Executives in the Digital Department. The main purpose of the role is to generate advertising revenue for Nation digital products, provision of sustainable business communication solutions, superior customer care, client relationship management, debt management, quality control and the generation of new business.
·         Interact with sales, ad ops, marketing, and clients to ensure increased market share of Nation Digital products.
·         Work closely with client post-sale to ensure client retention, renewal and overall campaign success.
·         Responsible for client revenue growth, financial forecasting and accurate customer billing.
·         Prepare required documents (contract, product, creative assets) and coordinate campaign schedule.
·         Develop internal and client-facing custom reports via Google Analytics, Excel and other internal tools.
·         Partner with ad ops to ensure campaign pacing.
·         Utilizing an array of methods from networking, exploring existing relationships, engaging decision makers and key influencers to grow business relationships.
·         Job duties and priorities may shift as revenue and department needs fluctuate.
·         Knowledge, skills and experience requirements
·         University degree
·         3 years of industry experience in a performance driven role.
·         Strong understanding of digital: Both web & mobile advertising products. The ideal candidate will have, search engine marketing (SEM), social, and native content knowledge.
·         Strong computer skills is required with an excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
·         Strong analytical skills required. Must have proficiency in Google Analytics.
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills.
·         Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational, time management skills.
·         Ability to work well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
How to Apply
This position offers an excellent career growth opportunity, a monthly retainer and an attractive commission compensation structure. If you meet the above criteria, apply online at or upload your CV and application on LinkedIn by 15th November, 2019.
We shall only contact the short listed applicant

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