Massive Recruitment by Kenya Red Cross (Cross TV)

Cross TV, an engaging, positive and progressive national general entertainment channel for young adults with the vision to expand internationally is recruiting.
The Vision of Cross TV is to be the most influential platform for educating and empowering the youth to solve humanitarian issues in Kenya, in Africa and the whole world.
Established in 2017 we plan to operate a valuable portfolio of news, info and edutainment networks, significant television production operations.
Cross TV is fully owned by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS)
Cross TV is seeking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to fill the following positions:
Job Vacancy: Studio Cameramen
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/23/2018
6 Positions
Reporting to the Studio Technical Supervisors, and directed by the Live News Director, the Studio Cameramen will be responsible for:
·         TV studio Camera operation in live production
·         Shooting high quality vision for studio news and magazine production
·         Supporting editorial staff and director and providing quick technical solutions
The ideal candidates must posses: O Levels academic qualification with 3 years extensive work experience on the job with specific focus in TV studio cameraman operation.
Skills
·         Demonstrated Familiarity with studio camera and lens systems
·         Familiarity with TV news and magazine production technical requirements
·         Camera operator skills and experience
·         Camera setup and engineering skills
·         Studio lighting skills and experience
·         Thrive in a high-pressure environment, attentive to detail with the ability to multitask


Job Title: Studio Technical Operators
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/22/2018
6 Positions
Reporting to the Studio Technical Supervisors, the Studio Technical Operator will be responsible for the following:
·         TV studio technology operation in areas
·         Video switcher operation, Camera engineering
·         Audio mixer, audio engineering, microphones, microports management
·         Playout server and Studio Rec/Play server operation
·         Studio graphics, virtual set operation
·         Provision of Support to editorial staff and director providing quick technical solutions
The ideal candidates must posses: O Levels academic qualification with 3 years of extensive TV studio operation experience in video and audio technology.
Skills
·         Demonstrate familiarity with video and audio system design concept and equipment
·         Demonstrate Familiarity with TV news and magazine production technical requirements
·         Be an equipment operator with relevant skills and experience
·         Have Equipment setup and engineering skills
·         Thrive in a high-pressure environment, attentive to detail with the ability to multi task.


Job Vacancy: Production Manager
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/21/2018
2 Positions
Reporting to the Head of Production and Technology, the Production Manager will be responsible for the following:
·         Production of live and prerecorded TV program.
·         Building, organizing and operating technology, staff scheduling and production.
·         Managing and outsourcing production contracts.
·         Managing celebrities and anchor contracts.
·         Daily coordination with Managing Editor
·         Controlling production budget targeted on savings.
The ideal candidates must posses an O Levels academic qualification minimum with 5 years of TV news production experience in manager position.
A minimum of 3 years of TV technology experience, including working experience and operating a TV studio.
Skills
·         Extensive familiarity with TV news and magazine production
·         Excellent Communication, Organisational, People and team Management Skills
·         Ability to manage varied and diverse individuals including Celebrities and Politicians
·         The ability to work flexible shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays as required


Jobs Title: Hosts and Anchors
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/14/2018
4 Positions
Reporting to the Head of Content, the Hosts and Anchors will be responsible for the following:
·         Presenting news stories and TV News Broadcasts
·         Interviewing guests
·         Hosting talk shows, magazine shows or any entertainment shows
The ideal candidate must have a diploma certificate in any field as a minimum, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be engaging to both audience and guests, and ability to ad lib without a script.
Skills
·         Active Listener with the ability to understand the news stories, reporters out in the field and delivering content.
·         Work under deadline and on a flexible schedule, that will include evenings and/or weekends
·         Strong ability to improvise properly in a live on-camera setting
·         Must possess a strong understanding of daily newscast content
·         Ability to work well with production staff in a variety of situations
·         Anchor news at times determined by the station’s needs
·         Social Perceptiveness to anticipate your viewers’ reactions to stories.
·         Reading Comprehension


Job Title: Programmes Acquisition Officer
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/15/2018
Reporting to the Head of Content the Program Acquisition Officer will be responsible for the following:
·         Research local and international TV trends, formats, finished programs.
·         Identification of youth content for acquisition.
·         Maintaining strong relationship with the representatives of international format owners and film studios.
·         Communicating market trends and new content opportunities to internal and external partners.
·         Developing finished program and foreign acquisition strategy of the channel.
·         Participating in the development of long-term program planning, including program selection, planning, timing, seasoning.
·         Supporting the Head of Content in the selection of international formats (e.g. reality, game show, talent show, entertainment).
·         recommendations to the Head of Content regarding the acquisition of international finished programs (e.g. drama, comedy, scripted reality, lifestyle, factual entertainment).
·         Participating in all aspects of negotiation (financial analysis and forecasting, contract drafting, security requirements, amendments).
The ideal candidate must possess a business degree with focus in Sales, Marketing, Commerce, Trade and a minimum of 5 years of TV programming and 3 years of TV content acquisition or TV content distribution experience.
Skills:
·         Demonstrated passion for and understanding of television contents.
·         Core expertise in programming, acquisitions or distribution of finished films.
·         A good working knowledge of the worldwide TV industry, TV formats and the broader media industry.
·         Strong relationship with the world’s leading TV production companies and distributors.
·         Strong communication and negotiation skills.


Job Title: Distribution and Media Sales Officer
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/16/2018
Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Sales and Marketing, the Distribution & Media Sales Manager will be responsible for the following:
·         Negotiating and managing distribution agreements with all DTT, DTH and cable operators.
·         Developing alternative revenue streams in cooperation with the operators.
·         Building and managing the online sales portfolio of all digital platforms of the channel.
·         Generating and managing digital revenues.
·         Planning, booking and managing digital advertising campaigns and budgets.
·         Analyzing digital trends, consumption, campaign effectiveness.
·         Building and maintaining strong relationship with media agencies and advertisers.
·         brands of advertisers and offer integrated solutions, in cooperation with the ad sales manager of the channel.
·         Exploiting any alternative revenue streams (e.g. programmatic, licensing, merchandising etc.).
·         Involvement in the development of the digital ad industry.
The ideal candidate must possess a business degree with focus in Sales, Marketing, Commerce or Trade and a Minimum 3 years’ experience of digital sales or online media buying experience.
Skills:
·         Demonstrate the Understanding and passion for the digital world, including digital advertising and social media and be extensively tech savvy.
·         Ability to excel in a competitive environment and adaptability to a rapidly evolving media landscape.
·         Effective relationship building and client service skills.
·         Excellent analytical, written, oral, communication and presentation skills.
·         Self-starter, possess high energy, creative and analytical skills.
·         Good knowledge of the Kenyan media market, competition, current digital media consumption trends.


Job Title: Studio Technical Supervisors
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/17/2018
2 Positions
Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Production and Technology, the Studio Technical Supervisors will be responsible for the following:
·         TV studio technology operation and business continuity
·         Supporting editorial staff and director providing quick technical solutions
·         In case of emergency providing workarounds
·         Directing studio technical operator staff
·         Development and maintenance of technology
The ideal candidates must be a Graduate in a technical field with a minimum 3 years of TV studio operation experience in video and audio technology
Skills
·         Familiarity with video and audio system design concept and equipment
·         Familiarity with TV news and magazine production technical requirements
·         Equipment operator skills and experience
·         Equipment setup and engineering skills
·         Thrive in a high-pressure environment, attentive to detail with the ability to multi task.


Job Title: Studio Live News Directors
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/18/2018
2 Positions
Reporting to the Head of Production and Technology, the Studio Live News Directors will be responsible for the following:
·         TV studio live production and content
·         Preparing and checking story board / rundown requirements
·         Instructing anchors and guests before and during production
·         Executing and supporting editorial staff content instructions
·         Instructing studio technical operator staff
·         Contributing to content and production development and decisions
The ideal candidates must possess be a Graduate preferably degree in art of vision, with a minimum 5 years of TV news production
Skills
·         Extensive familiarity with TV news and magazine production
·         Knowledge in News Room Computer System (NRCS) rundown management software
·         Excellent Communication, Organisational, People and team Management Skills
·         Ability to manage varied and diverse individuals including Celebrities and Politicians
·         Thrive in a high-pressure environment, attentive to detail with the ability to multi task.


Job Title: Eng Ingest Operator
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/19/2018
Reporting to the Head of Production and Technology, and directed by the Studio Techical Supervisor the ENG Ingest Operator will be responsible for the following:
TV studio technology operation in the following areas
1. ENG footage ingest into storage and production system
2. Archive / Restore material
3. Rough Cut Non-linear Editing
4. Live news gathering satellite feed recording
Supporting editorial staff reporters and live news director
The ideal candidates must possess an O Levels academic qualification with a minimum 2 years of ENG camera operator and editing experience.
Skills
·         Familiarity with ENG camera equipment, news gathering and editing techniques including outside broadcasts.
·         A good understanding of computer and storage equipment’s, video and audio file and compression formats.
·         Thrive in a high-pressure environment, attentive to detail with the ability to multi task.


Job Title: Broadcast IT Specialist
Job Ref: HR/CROSS/20/2018
2 Positions
Reporting to the Head of Production and Technology, the IT Broadcast Specialist will be responsible for the following:
·         TV studio and connected backoffice IT technology operation and business continuity
·         Operation emergency providing workarounds
·         Liaising with studio technical supervisor
·         Supporting editorial and creative staff providing quick IT technical solutions
·         Providing IT helpdesk services
·         Development and maintenance of technology
The ideal candidates must possess a Degree in Computer science or any other technical related field with at least 3 years of TV studio IT system operation, experience in video and audio technology
Skills
·         Familiarity with video/audio and broadcast IT system design concept and equipment
·         Familiarity in Non-linear Editing, storage and archive systems
·         A good understanding of video and audio file and compression formats
·         Extensive knowledge in IP network design and administration
·         Windows/Linux server-client system administration skills and experience
·         Thrive in a high-pressure environment, attentive to detail with the ability to multi task.
Application process
Applicants should submit the following:
– A one-page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role.
– A CV of no more than 3 pages, including the names of three professional references
– Please do not send copies of testimonials, certificates or any other back-up documentation.
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications clearly marked with the reference number to careers@redcross.or.ke addressed as below on or before 16th February 2018.
The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,
Nairobi
Note: applications which do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
Job disclaimer and notification: Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

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