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Digital Graphic Designer SS BA 2

RE: DD/01/09/2022

The Role:

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Reporting in to the Chief Digital Producer, the job holder will be pivotal in helping to deliver the creative ambitions of the Corporation. He/she will be responsible for the delivery of all publicity photography from Production to Marketing, and for liaising with the TV, Radio & Marketing teams to deliver across KBC IP and non KBC IP content and managing the PhotoBank platform and ensuring the delivery of programme photography to service programme deals across all platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for art direction and graphic design, seeing all projects through from concept, design, production, completion and delivery.
  • Working closely and collaboratively with the creative team on all creative projects, personally work on graphic development and following the company’s brand identity standards and guidelines.
  • Interpreting project needs and developing concepts to suit specific guidelines while working within budget constraints
  • Providing accurate time and cost estimates for each tactic
  • Presenting design work at various stages to stakeholders for review and final approval
  • Assisting in the education and development of Graphic Design Interns & attaches’
  • Interfacing with printers and various external vendors and participating  in photo shoots as needed
  • Producing  distinctive content on a variety of platforms
  • Working effectively with other departments and ensuring excellent  relationship is maintained

Minimum Educational and Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design/Interaction Design or related discipline or Diploma in graphic Graphic Design/Interaction Design (Diploma for serving employees only)
  • Membership to a registered professional body is essential
  • Must be computer literate

Minimum Experience:

  • Four (4) years working experience in journalism or photography (Bachelor’s degree) OR five (5) years working experience in journalism or photography (Diploma for serving employees only)
  • Strong familiarity with the business applications of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc)
  • Strong picture desk or similar experience, ideally in the television industry
  • An understanding of television production, both location and studio based
  • Knowledge of the technical processes involved and their limitations as well as an understanding of the storage, manipulation and retrieval of digital imagery
  • Imaginative mind and artistic ability to see picture opportunities for programme marketing and publicity use, in particular for printed publicity, advertising, exhibition display and after sales picture promotion kits
  • Ability to assess the aesthetic and technical essentials of photography and edit material
  • Working knowledge of photographic copyright laws and rights management
  • Knowledge on Adobe Creative Cloud Suite of Products, Final cut including but not limited to Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop CC. Motion graphics experience is a plus
  • Good working knowledge of video editing and graphic software

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The Role:

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the job holder will be responsible for anchoring news bulletins, conducting on location and studio interviews as well as general news reporting duties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Anchoring English bulletins as allocated
  • Ensuring guests are contacted and well briefed on interview topics
  • Ensuring guests are handled well
  • Conducting studio or location interviews
  • Reporting on daily and breaking news as directed by the Editor on duty
  • Working on well researched news and feature stories when not on anchoring duties

Responsible for physical assets assigned by the Corporation

Other Competences:

  • Demonstrable professionalism and positive ability in work performance
  • High command of English and/or Kiswahili languages
  • Be familiar with public service news broadcasting
  • Have an understanding of the media broadcasting laws
  • Must be profoundly articulate in English and/or Kiswahili language(s)
  • Must be a photogenic and camera friendly individual
  • Must have a good voice
  • Must possess good or basic research, interviewing and reporting skills
  • Ability to work without close supervision and beyond normal working hours
  • High integrity, good interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Ability to translate from English to Kiswahili or vice versa will be an added advantage
  • Membership to a registered professional body is desirable
  • Must be computer literate.

Minimum Educational and Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or related field from a recognized institution
  • KCSE C and above with minimum of C+ in English and /or Kiswahili
  • One year (1) working experience in television news or radio news production.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must submit detailed updated CVs; copies of relevant certificates/testimonials; application/cover letters demonstrating how they qualify for the relevant positions and names/contact information for three (3) referees.

Applications addressed to the undersigned must be received on or before 17th October, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

KBC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities and the Marginalized are encouraged to apply’’.

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