Nation Media Group Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

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Reporter
Job Ref: HR-RE-09-2018
Reporting to the Assignments Editor, the Reporter will be responsible for covering news events, writing and submitting accurate, credible, factual and balanced newsworthy stories that conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style for publication within set deadlines.

Responsibilities

·         Developing, reporting and writing News and Feature stories for the Daily Nation in finished form, so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed;
·         Attending assigned news functions, taking notes on location, carrying out interviews, checking facts and making audio/visual recordings as the case may be;
·         Writing News or Features at their own initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of either the Assignments Editor or Head of Content;
·         Ensuring that the material written reflects a thorough understanding of Nation’s style of journalism as defined in the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the journalistic code of ethical journalism;
·         Researching and providing background information to make stories complete;
·         Briefing the Assignments Editor on stories gathered and writing the selected ones within set deadlines;
·         Following news leads and maintaining close contacts with news sources;
·         Continually building his/her contacts list and demonstrating its value with consistent exclusive reports or information;
·         Responding promptly to news breaks;
·         Responsible for the correctness of facts, content and style of his/her news materials;
·         Checking the written stories to ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
·         Closely cooperating with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers;
·         Generating stories for use on Group multimedia platforms;
·         Filing all elements of digital story as per Digital First policy (alerts; social media; web story; multimedia) within defined deadlines;
·         Adhering to the Editorial and Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

Qualifications

·         University degree in Communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication;
·         3 to 5 years relevant experience;
·         Ability to communicate both internally and externally; and
·         Analyse and simplify complex reports for our audiences.

Crime Reporter
Job Ref: HR-REC-09-2018
Reporting to the Assignments Editor, the Reporter will be responsible for collection, writing and submission of accurate, credible, factual and newsworthy crime stories that conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Responsibilities

·         Developing, reporting and writing news stories/articles on the crime beat so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed;
·         Maintaining crime news sources and calling them for updates;
·         Sourcing exclusive crime stories, and ensuring that they are factual credible, well researched, and balanced;
·         Ensuring that the stories written conform to journalistic code of ethics and the Editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and submitting them within set deadlines;
·         Checking the written stories to ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
·         Following news leads and developments from published stories;
·         Closely cooperating with photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers;
·         Primarily responsible for correctness of facts, content and style of his/ her news materials;
·         Generating stories for use on Group multimedia platforms;
·         Filing all elements of digital story as per Digital First policy (alerts; social media; web story; multimedia) within defined deadlines;
·         Adhering to the Editorial and Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

Qualifications 

·         University degree in Communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication;
·         3 to 5 years relevant experience;
·         Ability to communicate both internally and externally; and
·         Analyse and simplify complex reports for our audiences.

Parliamentary & Political Affairs Editor
Job Ref: HR-PPE-09-2018
Reporting to the Head of Content, the Parliamentary and Political Affairs Editor will be responsible for the coordination and management of the coverage of parliamentary proceedings and political events, ensuring that the team continuously generates enough quality and strong legislative and political content that conforms to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Responsibilities

·         Being the lead writer for the beat, personally responsible for writing the big parliamentary and political stories, analyses and editorials;
·         Planning the work of the political and parliamentary teams to ensure a marketing leading flow of exclusives and thoughtful content;
·         Taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of the parliamentary and political content of print and digital platforms;
·         Establishing and maintaining relations with news sources such as legislators, political leaders and party officials;
·         Assessing the political climate and anticipating likely developments for coverage;
·         Briefing and guiding reporters on coverage and writing of stories;
·         Ensuring that section reporters write stories and deliver them within the set deadlines;
·         Reviewing the stories filed to ensure that they meet editorial objectives, house style and journalistic ethics;
·         Working in liaison with the Head of Content and Chief Sub Editor to choose the main parliamentary and political stories of the day/week, writing or re-writing them;
·         Checking stories to ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
·         Mentoring reporters, monitoring their productivity and general content and appraising their performance;
·         Participating in product development meetings;
·         Ensuring delivery of digital content; and
·         Adhering to the Editorial and Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Diploma in Journalism;
·         Five (5) years of relevant experience;
·         Ability to communicate both internally and externally;
·         Ability to analyse and simplify complex reports for our audiences;
·         Analytical skills; and
·         Ability to lead a team of journalists.

Freelance Debt Executives
Job Ref: HR-FDE-09-2018
Nation Media Group PLC has presence in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. We are seeking to recruit Freelance Debt Executives.

Responsibilities

·         Ensure timely delivery of invoices, statements and demand notes to all the clients;
Timely collection of debt;
·         Provision of supporting documents to ease the collection process;
·         Maintain accurate and updated customers’ statements;
·         Work with the debt collectors, commercial and legal team;
·         Responding to client queries on time while ensuring customer satisfaction;
·         Achievement of agreed targets;
·         Strictly adhere to the NMG PLC credit control policy.
Required Skills:
·         Experience and knowledge required:
·         Proven track record of debt collection;
·         At least 3 years of debt collection experience;
·         Strong network across all business sectors;
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills;
·         Ability to meet strict deadlines;
·         Good IT skills

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field
·         CPA Level II and above
·         Certification in Credit Management (desirable)
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com on or before 9th October, 2018. Female journalists are encouraged to apply.
Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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