Chief Production Editor, Video & Audio Job in Kenya - Nation Media

Chief Production Editor, Video & Audio

Reporting to the Managing Editor, Newsroom Production, the job holder will be responsible for managing NMG’s New Media content including generating, editing, uploading, and monitoring content to enhance its digital presence and reach. He/ She will work across the mediums of video, audio, and other forms of new media. The role will ensure maximum impact and reach for NMG’s journalism.

Key Responsibilities
• Responsible for high-end production that optimises audience experience and engagement across platforms;
• Producing engaging digital content and resources for use across all NMG digital, print, and broadcast platforms, ranging from video, photography, graphics, audio, and other multimedia;
• Storyboarding, self-shooting, and editing video content to support day-to-day activity and campaigns;
• Taking briefs, brainstorming solutions, presenting roughs or visuals, researching and managing production;
• Working closely with the Audiences & Engagement team to understand the impact of assets created, test, and iterate as required;
• Recommending and piloting new digital content formats and/or platforms;
• Identifying content needs, gaps, and requirements;
• Developing NMG brand language and visual style;
• Hands-on duties related to editing, filming, or recording;
• Serving as a project manager as required, coordinating duties of creatives, vendors, and others;
• Working closely with the planning desk and brand leads to deliver all assets required in a timely manner;
• Managing and negotiating contractual relationships with third-party providers;
• Reviewing designers’ work to ensure high quality;
• Manage team and provide mentorship, coaching, and support.


• Bachelor’s degree in communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
• Seven (7) years of relevant experience in journalism; 3 of which must be digital experience;
• Ability to schedule, script, storyboard, record/shoot, edit, and produce audio and video content;
• Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite;
• Ability to use multimedia content as an emotive and engaging storytelling medium;
• Ability to design and build other graphics-based content, including GIFs, banners, interactive graphs and infographics, and other multimedia content as required;
• Understanding of digital copywriting and publishing;
• Proactive in suggesting new digital solutions;
• Knowledge of the current digital landscape and emerging trends;
• Good interpersonal and team working skills;
• Ability to prioritise;
• Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with a team;
• Excellent mentoring skills;
• Strong digital & data literacy skills and ability to work closely with data for purposes of audience engagement.

How to Apply


We encourage staff who meet the above criteria to apply online at on or before May 19, 2023.

Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.