Standard Media Group Jobs in Kenya

Sub Editor
The Standard Group comprises The Standard Newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a quali¬ed, experienced and reputable teamplayer to ¬fill the following position:
Reporting to the Managing Editor
This role is responsible for ensuring that television scripts are free of errors, easy on the ear and in addition conform to the Standard Group’s Editorial Policy Guidelines and House style.

Responsibilities

·         Checking all facts for accuracy and removing any ambiguities in consultation with reporters and editors;
·         Ensuring all claims are supported by evidence and that no content can trigger litigation, including any plagiarized content;
·         Ensuring compliance with editorial journalistic code of ethics, and house style;
·         Rewriting scripts to remove all errors of grammar, ensure news clarity and appeal, without distorting meaning or removing any salient points;
·         Editing television news scripts to ¬ t the allocated duration
·         Creating appropriate headlines and lower thirds for on air stories, ensuring they re ect the overriding message of the story;
·         Advising reporters and editors on appropriate images to use in news stories

Qualifications

·         University Degree/Diploma in Journalism or a relevant ¬ eld from a recognized institution
·         Two (2) years relevant experience in a busy news environment, preferably a television station.
Skills and Other Attributes
·         Knowledge of TV news operation
·         Highly competent in written English or Kiswahili
·         Speed.

Copy Writer
The Standard Group comprises The Standard Newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a quali-fieed, experienced and reputable team player to ¬ fill the following position:
Reporting to the News Editor
To write, re-purpose and package compelling news stories from various sources for KTN/KTN News audiences on television.

Responsibilities

·         Research and write high-impact news stories for television.
·         Re-purpose stories from wire services such as Reuters and AFP for television audiences.
·         Conduct phone interviews with reporters on location and news sources and develop news content from the same.
·         Generate news content from television interviews and LIVE events
·         Gather facts on breaking news/developing stories and fact check.
·         Create appropriate headlines and captions for TV stories, ensuring they re ect the overriding message of the story.
·         To edit scripts under the supervision of Shi Editors and other news editors.

Qualifications

·         University Degree in Journalism /Mass Communication or a related ¬ eld from a recognized institution
·         Two (2) years relevant experience.
Skills and Other Attributes
·         Judgement or discretion required.
·         Ability to make independent decisions
·         Knowledge of routine(s).

Camera Operator
The Standard Group comprises The Standard Newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a quali¬ ed, experienced and reputable team player to ¬ fill the following position:

Reporting to Head of Camera
To shoot informative and professional TV pictures that capture the mood and spirit of the event and assist reporters in developing appropriate accompanying stories.

Responsibilities

·         Operate professional video cameras for news as well as documentary production
·         Transmit Live video images using Mobile News Gathering equipment such as Live U or Quicklink.
·         Advise producers and reporters on camera techniques and creative angles
·         To take detailed notes of the subjects covered
·         Describe circumstances under which clips were taken in order to guide the Editors in story selection and content
·         Submit ¬ lms to the Head of Camera Unit and concerned Editor within set deadlines
·         Able to work independently without reporter and/or producer on location
·         Able to edit sequences using Final Cut Pro or other editing systems and send via FTP or mail, using broadband network or via satellite broadcast
·         Able to travel widely, including overseas for news and documentary assignments as and when required
·         Take care of camera and other equipment assigned

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Mass communication, Media Studies or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·         Two (2) years relevant experience
Skills and Other Attributes
·         Judgement or discretion required
·         Ability to make independent decisions
·         Knowledge of routine(s)
·         Strong people skills and the ability to work in a team
·         Computer Literacy

Anchor
The Standard Group comprises The Standard Newspapers, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. The Group is looking for a qualified, experienced and reputable team
player to fill the following position:
Reporting to the Managing Editor – Broadcast
This role is responsible for relaying the news gathered and produced by the entire newsroom to the public.

Responsibilities

·         Presenting allocated TV bulletins, live events and breaking news
·         Ensuring appearance is as per house rules
·         Conducting well researched and high-impact interviews on television
·         Producing elements of the bulletin, book guests, prepping them and doing research for the interview
·         Packaging and delivering stories for the bulletin
·         Gather facts on breaking news/developing stories and fact check.
·         Re-purposing stories from wire services such as Reuters and AFP for television audiences.

Qualifications

·         University degree in Mass Communication or a relevant field from a recognized institution
·         Two (2) years relevant experience
Skills and Other Attributes
·         Judgement or discretion required.
·         Ability to make independent decisions
·         Knowledge of routine(s).
How to Apply
If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenge, visit our website www.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply.
This is on a one year contractual basis subject to review. Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to
automatic disqualification.

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