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Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified individual to the position of a TV Reporter. He/she will be required to source, generate, package and present the news. He/she will report to the News Editor-TV

Key roles & responsibilities

  • Generating ideas for news stories and news features
  • Following leads on news from sources
  • Generating news idea
  • Researching and compiling relevant information into credible TV news stories
  • Writing scripts for bulletins
  • Selecting appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising judgment on the best story angle
  • Identifying necessary resources and deploying/managing field assignments crews
  • Providing input, advising crews on what to film or record
  • Using appropriate equipment to record and edit for news
  • 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
  • Preparing timings for each news item and monitoring these during broadcast
  • Developing and maintaining useful contacts and relations with news sources
  • 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 OR
  • Degree in social science and post-graduate training in journalism or mass communication
  • A Post Graduate Degree in Journalism
  • At least two years relevant experience in a busy newsroom in a media house covering all aspects of news planning, gathering, editing and airing

Essential Competences

  • Excellent written and spoken English and/or Swahili. Capacity for bilingual reporting (English/Swahili) will be an added advantage
  • An edge for news or features, 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
  • Ability to work for long hours and on short notice

Key Considerations

  • Willingness to work for long hours and on short notice
  • Willingness to travel locally and abroad including to difficult and dangerous locations in line of duty

If you are interested and qualified, please email your CV, Application Letter to [email protected] by 6th October, 2017 clearly indicating on the subject, JOB REF NO HRD/TVR/09/2017. Quoting the REF on the subject Example JOB REF NO HRD/TVR/09/2017
The letter should be addressed to:

THE HR DIRECTOR
ROYAL MEDIA SERVICES
PO BOX 7468-00300
NAIROBI
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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