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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 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;
  • Identifying necessary resources and deploying/managing technical crews for field assignments and location shoots, including sound operators and camera crew;
  • Providing input, advising crews on what to film or record;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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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
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If 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 recruitment@royalmedia.co.ke by Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Clearly cite Job Ref No. HRD/TVR /11/2021 as your email subject.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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