Royal Media Services Limited is seeking to recruit a highly qualified individual for the above position. The job holder will be responsible for generating news content in line with the set editorial guidelines. He/she will provide news stories, features and other news related content to strengthen the Company’s editorial department.

The editor’s role will include the following:-

  • Generate news stories for all Royal media owned stations
  • Devise and implement strategies to continuously grow news audience numbers
  • Manage the daily running of the news desk
  • Assign various duties to reporters and correspondents on the docket or beat
  • Monitor news-based content.
  • Structure the day’s news outlook and chair planning/strategy meetings.
  • Guide county correspondents on what to cover and how to package their items.
  • Edit news items from reporters and correspondents.
  • Generate feature stories coverage plan and ensure bulletins have news features.
  • Ensure the news content aired is of highest quality, factual, balanced, on time, and within the allocated period.
  • Proofread script to ensure it is balanced, properly presented, free of errors and adheres to the company editorial policy and house style.
  • Translate/transcribe script and audio as required
  • Ensure adherence to highest level of integrity to all news items

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Impeccable command of English, Kiswahili and Kikuyu
  • Strong writing and translation skill
  • Competent editing skills using Cool edit, Adobe Audition software or equivalent
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Understanding of Media Laws & Ethics
  • Self driven, assertive, punctual & organized
  • Have a nose for news, be widely knowledgeable & pay attention to detail
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty and loyalty

Academic and professional Experience

  • University Graduate in Communication or another related field from a recognized University. Masters degree in Communication or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience in a reputable newsroom two of which must be in a senior position and preferably in an editing role.

If you qualify, please send your application and resume to: [email protected] and quote
HR-ITVE-07-2018 as the email subject matter. Closing date will be Friday 20th of July 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.