Many Vacancies in Royal Media Services, Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Many Vacancies in Royal Media Services, Kenya 2021
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Ramogi TV Managing Editor

Royal Media Services
Limited is the leading media house in Eastern Africa. It is home to award
winning talent and products. To strengthen our position and align our products
with emerging trends, we are looking for a suitably qualified person to fill
the above position and give leadership.

Position roles and
responsibilities

  • The person will be the key
    driver for content. They will be charged with the following roles and
    responsibilities;
  • To originate and manage
    implementation of innovative ways of collecting and presenting news in
    response to consumer tastes and for the development of news quality in
    close liaison with the editors.
  • To evaluate manpower
    requirements for the department in form of an optimal organizational
    structure and staffing levels for the department.
  • To actively participate in the
    process of identifying, training, motivating deploying and retaining
    journalistic talent for the purpose of building a pool of journalism
    resource.
  • To motivate the editorial staff
    by consistently monitoring, guiding, encouraging and training them to
    achieve the highest professional and ethical standards in their work as
    journalists, editors and reporters.
  • To work closely with editors
    and to attend to any matters that require attention and decision making.
  • To prepare, monitor and control
    the departmental budget.
  • To establish and maintain well
    structured operations, job specifications and manning levels.
  • To participate in the
    recruitment process for staff into the department in consultation with the
    Human Resources Department
  • To coordinate Departmental
    staff management and development matters including performance management
    and appraisals and identification of training needs.
  • Possess leadership and
    managerial skills to lead a sizeable team and nurture and retain talent
    while managing performance for corporate and team growth.
  • To ensure adequate supply,
    control and cost effectiveness in the use of materials and facilities
  • To monitor the competition by
    viewing/listening to other stations, to research feedback and to initiate
    ways of improving our news
  • To monitor reports and news
    items to ensure they adhere to laid down company policy and wider
    journalism policies in the industry, objectives and quality standards and
    to take corrective measures in conjunction with other editors.
  • To maintain effective contact
    with news correspondents, to ensure early submission of news stories so as
    to meet agreed broadcast schedules.
  • To represent the company at
    government, diplomatic, business and other public functions as may be
    required.

Academic
qualifications, experience and other attributes

  • University degree or other degree with a
    post-graduate qualification in journalism or a related field in Journalism
    and Communication
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 8-10 years in journalism as reporter
    rising to news editor level or equivalent.

Skills and personal
attributes

  • Excellent skills in writing, reporting ,editing
    and an analytical mind
  • Impeccable command of Dholuo, English and
    Kiswahili .
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
    at all staff and community levels
  • Strong writing and news editing skills.
  • Energy, ability and willingness to work long and
    irregular hours
  • Understanding of Media Laws & Ethics
  • Self driven, assertive, punctual &
    organized
  • Have a nose for news, experience in sourcing for
    local and international current affairs/news and pays attention to detail
  • Sound understanding of the local political and
    media landscape
  • Experience in supervision and possess relevant
    team leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty
    and loyalty
  • High degree of integrity

How To Apply

If you find this a good
challenge and you qualify, please send your application and CV to 
recruitment@royalmedia.co.keClearly cite Job REF No.
HRD/ME/09/2021 as the email subject matter.

Closing date will
be Friday 17th
September 2021.

 

Camera Person

Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit suitably
qualified Camera persons. We have two vacant positions

Key roles & responsibilities

  • Proficiency
    in shooting compelling and creative videos for any production
  • Preparation
    and maintenance of Camera and other related gears.
  • Understanding
    story ideas and program scripts before the actual shoot
  • Generating
    ideas and sharing them with head of news desks, editors and producers
  • Efficiency
    in pre-production preparation
  • Optimizing
    camera features for best results
  • Proper
    Understanding of directing terminologies while doing Multi Camera
    Operations
  • Setting
    up for any production including Live Broadcast Events
  • Understanding
    and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.
  • Possession
    of other technical skills like photography, video editing, vision mixing
    and lighting are an added advantage.

Academic and professional /work
Experience

  • Diploma
    or Equivalent in Video production from a recognized institution or any
    other related field
  • At
    least three years relevant experience as a professional videographer
  • Highly
    skilled in creative videography and sound recording.
  • Must
    possess basic linear editing skills
  • Must
    be a team player

How To Apply

If you find this a good challenge and you qualify, please send
your application and CV to 
recruitment@royalmedia.co.ke. Clearly cite Job REF No. HRD/CP/09/2021 as the email subject
matter.

Closing date will be Friday 17th September 2021.

 

Ramogi TV Multimedia Graphics Designer

Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably
qualified person for the position of Graphics Designer. The holder of this
position will be charged with production of creative and innovative graphic
designs and animated products for production, marketing, sales, digital and
editorial purposes.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will among others be able to do the following;

  • Provide
    creative graphics solutions to meet the needs of various departments.
  • Conceptualize,
    design and creatively package Station’s live-on- air or recorded
    properties
  • Conceptualize,
    design and creatively package commercials, marketing promos, adverts and
    editorial products to enhance bulletins
  • Confer
    and liaise with business executives and commercial producers to ensure
    efficient and timely execution of clients’ briefs
  • Create
    2D and 3D model animations and execute as briefed
  • Contribute
    to team effort to ensure tasks are completed on time
  • Ensure
    the station’s look and feel is protected by adhering to approved designs,
    fonts, colors, layouts and settings.
  • Design
    and produce graphics for live on air or taped programs as requested by
    news producers, programme producers and transmission controllers
  • Source,
    select and reproduce library music to go with designed properties
  • Suggest
    ways of improving the look and feel of different properties and shows
  • Provide
    creative graphics solutions to meet the needs of various departments.
  • Preparing
    rough drafts of materials based on agreed brief.
  • Determining
    size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and
    size.
  • Reviewing
    final layouts and suggesting improvements if required.
  • Thinking
    creatively to produce new ideas and concepts and developing interactive
    design.
  • Advice
    clients on strategies to reach a particular audience.

Skills and Personal attribute

  • Conversant
    with broadcast graphics design, editing and animation software including
    After effects, 3D studio max, Cinema 4D, 3D Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
    illustrator, Adobe Premier or Final cut.
  • Ability
    and willingness to train in station’s live-on-air systems including
    Wasp3D, Viz RT among others.
  • Be
    very creative and innovative despite working under pressure and long hours
  • Ability
    to pay attention to detail and keep strict deadlines
  • A team
    player, patient, active listener and a problem solver
  • Passionate
    about motion graphics design and its related tasks
  • Good
    audio and video editing skills
  • Follow-up
    of assignments till completion and a clear focus on results and seamless
    delivery
  • Ability
    to understand, read and write in English, Kiswahili and/or Dholuo
  • Game
    design and UX design skills are an added advantage

Academic and professional experience

  • Degree
    or diploma in graphics design.
  • Working
    experience at a broadcasting house will be an added advantage.
  • Hands-on
    two years experience with the above softwares.

How To Apply

If you find this a good challenge and you qualify, please
send your application and CV to 
recruitment@royalmedia.co.ke. Clearly cite Job REF No. HRD/GD/09/2021. Closing date will
be Friday 17th September 2021.

 

Head of Digital Services

Reporting to the Director responsible for the digital
division, the person will provide leadership and coordination of operations of
the Digital Section. They will provide an end to end management of all digital
projects at RMS.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Lead
    the digital process transformation journey for the Group’s functions and
    products to enhance overall performance and meet set targets.
  • Coordinate
    with Digital Content Managers, Digital Products Team, the Digital Sales
    Manager and other business areas to develop and execute the vision for the
    Digital Division as a business and technology leader in the region using
    industry and technology trends.
  • Optimize
    user experience and provide leadership to increase traffic, conversion and
    ultimately revenue generation online and on mobile platforms.
  • Work
    with content managers, editors, designers, developers and other staff to
    ensure digital platforms meet both audience and client needs.
  • Formulate
    systems projects and work with internal and external developers to manage
    scope, schedule and quality of the digital platforms.
  • Develop
    Partnerships with relevant stakeholders, both internally and externally.
    They shall include the internal shared services, mobile and online
    solution providers, systems integrators among others.
  • Develop
    a strategy and roadmap for the Design, development and maintenance of our
    digital products and presence.
  • Manage
    customer expectations, lead in customer nurturing programs and establish
    clear feedback mechanisms so that customer needs are addressed effectively
    and proactively integrated in strategy.
  • Must
    bear leadership and managerial skills to lead a sizeable team and nurture
    and retain talent while managing performance for products and team growth.
  • Conduct
    feasibility studies for online and mobile projects to justify allocation
    of resources.
  • Work
    with functional internal and external teams to ensure successful delivery
    of product enhancements and new features.
  • Track,
    monitor and deliver the key performance indicators using robust web and
    mobile analytics.

Academic qualifications, experience
and other attributes

  • BSc
    degree in Digital media or relevant field
  • Additional
    qualification in web design or animation is desirable.
  • Proven
    work experience of at least 5 years as a Digital media specialist or
    Digital marketing manager or comparable role.
  • Extensive
    experience in deploying large scale Amazon Web Services (AWS) projects
  • Demonstrated
    experience in Flutter and Laravel
  • Clear
    understanding of User Interface and Experience optimisation technologies
  • Skilful
    knowledge of Photoshop٫
    Final Cut Pro٫
    Premiere Pro٫
    Audacity and/or other media editing software
  • An
    entrepreneurial spirit with a strong business sense and a clear ability to
    deliver desired results.
  • Experience
    in web development, search optimization, e-commerce, content management
    systems, and online marketing industry terms, practices and procedures
  • Qualified
    knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight,
    Omniture, WebTrends)
  • Up-to-date
    appraisal with emerging global technological trends and markets
  • Competence
    in industry digital and graphic design processes, best practices in online
    content management and measurement.
  • Strong
    analytical skills and data-driven thinking and experience with visual
    communication principles
  • Familiarity
    with and user-skill abilities in content management systems and web design
    and principles
  • Outstanding
    analytical and project management skills
  • Be
    able to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Strong
    oral and written communication skills

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send their
job profile and application to: recruitment@royalmedia.co.ke. Use
HRD-HCD-09-2021 as the email subject matter.
Closing date will be
 Thursday 16th September 2021.

 

Ramogi TV News Reporter

Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably
qualified individual to the position of News Reporter. He/she will be required
to source, generate, package and present news stories. He/she will report to
the News Editor.

Available Vacancies: Three (3)

Key roles & responsibilities

  • Generating
    ideas for news stories and news features
  • Following
    leads on news from sources
  • Generating
    news ideas
  • Researching
    and compiling relevant information into credible TV, Radio and digital
    news stories
  • Writing
    scripts for bulletins
  • Selecting
    appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising judgment on the
    best story angle
  • Preparing
    and presenting material “on air” for both pre-recorded and live pieces
  • Identify
    potential interviewees, brief them, preparing interview questions and
    conducting both live and recorded interviews
  • Understanding
    and complying with media law and industry code of conduct

Academic and professional/work
Experience

  • Diploma
    in mass communication or any other related field from a reputable institution.
  • Degree
    in social science and post graduate training in journalism or mass
    communication will be an added advantage
  • At
    least one year relevant experience in a busy newsroom covering all aspects
    of news planning, gathering, editing and airing.

Essential Competences

  • Excellent
    written and spoken Luo, English and Swahili (Attach – Luo, English and
    Swahili demos)
  • 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.
  • Willingness
    to work for long hours and on short notice
  • Willingness
    to travel locally and abroad to difficult and dangerous locations in the
    line of duty

How To Apply

If you find this a good challenge and you qualify, please
send your application and CV to recruitment@royalmedia.co.ke. Clearly
cite Job REF No. HRD/NP/09/2021.

Closing date will be Friday
17th September 2021.

 

Ramogi TV News Producer 

Royal Media Services Limited is the leading media house in
Eastern Africa. It is home to award winning talent and products. To strengthen
our position and align our products with emerging trends, we are looking for a
suitably qualified person to fill the position of News Producer. The jobholder
will be responsible for generating TV news content and enforcing editorial
quality control.

Position roles and responsibilities

  • The
    person will be the key driver for the news content. They will be charged
    with the following roles and responsibilities;
  • Generate
    news and feature stories for RMS TV stations and other platforms
  • Devise
    and implement strategies to continuously grow news audience numbers
  • Manage
    the daily running of the news desk
  • Assign
    duties to reporters and correspondents
  • Monitor
    news-based content
  • Structure
    the day’s news outlook and chair planning/strategy meetings.
  • Guide
    county correspondents on coverage and packaging of news items
  • Edit
    news items from reporters and correspondents
  • Generate
    feature stories coverage plan
  • Ensure
    quality of news content
  • Ensure
    news balance, factuality, accuracy and adherence to the company editorial
    policy

Academic qualifications, experience
and other attributes

  • University
    degree 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 (Print or Broadcasting)
    two of which must be in a senior position.

Skills and personal attributes

  • Impeccable
    command of Dholuo, English and Kiswahili languages
  • Strong
    writing and news editing skills
  • Demonstrated
    leadership skills
  • Understanding
    of Media Laws & Ethics
  • Self
    driven, assertive, punctual & organized
  • Have
    a nose for news and widely knowledgeable. Pays attention to detail
  • Sound
    understanding of the local political and media landscape
  • Demonstrate
    enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty and loyalty
  • High
    degree of integrity

How To Apply

If you find this a good challenge and
you qualify, please send your application and CV to recruitment@royalmedia.co.ke. Clearly
cite Job REF No. HRD/NP/09/2021 as the email subject matter.

Closing date will be Friday
17th September 2021.

Please note only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.