Sept 2017 Royal Media New Job for Political Reporter Kenya

Sept 2017 Royal Media Job Position for Political Reporter Kenya

Sept 2017 Royal Media Job Employment for Political Reporter Kenya


Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified individual to the position of a political reporter. He/she will be required to source, generate, package and present the news from the courts, tribunals and the judiciary in general. He/she will report to the News Editor

Key roles & responsibilities

  • Reporting political stories and covering Parliamentary sittings
  • Producing and packaging political stories round up program
  • Generating ideas for stories and features
  • Pitching story 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;
  • Exercising judgment on the best story angle;
  • Using portable digital audio recorders and other equipment to record material and appropriate editing software to produce complete packages for broadcast;
  • Developing and maintaining useful contacts and relations with news sources;
  • Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.

Academic and professional/work Experience

  • Degree in journalism, mass communications or any other related field
  • At least one year relevant experience as a reporter or a correspondent.
  • Experience in covering Parliament

Essential Competences

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili and must be very good in spoken and written Swahili and English.
  • An edge for news or features, ability for quick thinking, persistence, personal initiative and a good memory
  • Sound knowledge of the local , national 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

How to Apply

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 by 21st September 2017. Clearly cite Job Ref No HRD/PRP/9/2017 in your email.