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24 Sep 2014

News Editor – Radio Job Vacancy

The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The Counties, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services.

The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players in house, to fill the following position:

News Editor – Radio

To manage and coordinate the sourcing and coverage of news and events: to select and edit news and to liaise with reporters to ensure comprehensive coverage of news and events

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assign duties and guide reporters attached to the News Desk in sourcing news and in the production of copy
  • To allocate work, brief, debrief and supervise reporters to ensure that the copy is delivered on time for presentation
  • To liaise with the ME’s in charge of other departments to request for allocation of duties to reporters in case they require to co-opt additional reporters from the general pool
  • To follow news leads and to maintain close and effective contact with news sources
  • To maintain an up to date diary of major events and news of interest, to prepare a schedule of assignments for discussion with Head of Radio / PC and to assign the agreed assignments to the reporters
  • To keep the Head of Radio /PC informed of work progress, any problems encountered and areas where he may require assistance and/or facilitation to complete assignments within the agreed deadlines
  • To produce high quality news (and programmes) ensuring that they are topical, informative, credible and analytical
  • To read back the news to ensure that it is balanced, properly presented, free of error and adheres to Company editorial policy and house-style

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Basic University Degree
  • Post graduate diploma in Radio Production
  • 5 years’ experience in radio ,two of which must be in a senior position
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work odd hours
  • A good grasp of English and Kiswahili language – both written and spoken

If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply not later than 26th September 2014.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification

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