TV Reporter Job in Kenya - Royal Media Group

Key roles & responsibilities

  • Covering news stories and provide analysis and context on the subject matter as necessary.
  • Produce a range of creatively told stories across the RMS linear and digital platforms
  • Identify, develop and package original stories and other content for various platforms
  • Build and maintain contacts and provide timely and authoritative coverage of developing stories and trends
  • Sourcing exclusive crime stories, and ensuring that they are factual credible, well researched, and balanced;
  • Following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences, and other sources;
  • Generating ideas to editors and producers;
  • Researching and compiling relevant information to support a story using credible information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.;
  • Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines, and special reports;
  • Selecting appropriate locations, pictures, and sound and exercising judgment on the best story angle;
  • Participate in field assignments and location shoots in conjunction with camera crew;

  • Using portable digital video (DV) cameras and other equipment to record material and appropriate
    editing software to produce complete packages for broadcast;
  • Preparing and presenting material ‘on air’ for both pre-recorded and live pieces;
  •  Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions, and conducting both live and recorded interviews;
  • Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.

Academic and professional/work Experience

  • Degree in journalism, mass communications, or any other related field
  • Degree in social science and post-graduate training in journalism or mass communication
  •  At least three (3) years relevant experience as a generalist reporter in busy newsroom in a media house covering all aspects of news planning, gathering, editing and airing.
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience as a specialist Political, Crime and Security, Investigative or Features reporter.

Essential Competences

  • Excellent written and spoken English and/or Swahili. The capacity for bilingual reporting (English/Swahili) will be an added advantage
  • An edge for news or features, the ability for quick thinking, persistence, personal initiative, and a good memory
  • Sound knowledge of the local and international social, political and economic news-shaping environment
  • A clear communicating voice
  • Ability to report accurately and impartially.

Key Considerations

  • Experience in Features Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Crime and Security reporting or political reporting
  • Willingness to work for long hours and on short notice
  • Willingness to travel locally and abroad including difficult and dangerous locations in the line of duty

How To Apply

 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
Clearly cite Job Ref No. HRD/ED/R /04/2024 as your email subject.