Massive Recruitment by Nation Media Group, Nairobi, Kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Massive Recruitment by Nation Media Group, Nairobi, Kenya 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Regional Editor



Job
Number:      HR-RE-03-2019

Reporting
to the News Editor, the job holder will be responsible for leading the coverage
of the region to deliver well-researched multi-media articles for the news,
analyses and features sections of the Nations and digital platforms. The
Regional Editor will also be responsible for coordination and management of the
Regional Office’s operations and leadership of the Editorial team to ensure
productivity, ethical journalism and adherence to the Editorial Policy and
house style and meeting of deadlines. The vacancy is available in our Nyeri
Regional Office.

·        
Lead from the front by writing high
quality articles;
·        
Develop and maintain a rich list of
sources with diverse backgrounds;
·        
Generate ideas for news, special
reports and projects through planning and effective and efficient allocation of
resources;
·        
Follow up on running stories;
·        
Prepare daily docket for discussion
with News Editor;
·        
Assign, brief and debrief writers to
ensure quality;
·        
Edit stories for accuracy, balance,
fairness and legal soundness, ensuring they meet journalistic ethics, editorial
objectives and house style;
·        
Manage company resources;
·        
Lead the Editorial team to ensure
productivity and ethical behaviour;
·        
Ensuring delivery of digital content;
and
·        
Ensure adherence to the Nation Media
Group’s Editorial Policy Guidelines and Social Media Policy guidelines.
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or
its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·        
Five (5) years of relevant
experience;
·        
Ability to communicate both inside
and outside the organisation;
·        
Ability to write complex reports;
·        
Possess analytical and administrative
skills;
·        
Demonstrate ethical behavior;
·        
Possess people management skills.
Job
Number:      HR-SME-03-2019
Reporting
to the Editor, Saturday Nation, the job holder will be responsible for overall
content generation and editing of the Saturday Magazine to sustain its
readership and attract new readers.
·        
Taking responsibility for the quality
and quantity of the editorial content of the magazine pages;
·        
Maintaining a diary of events;
·        
Assessing the social climate and
anticipating likely developments for coverage;
·        
Briefing reporters and advising them
on what angles to take on a story;
·        
Guiding reporters and writers on the
coverage and writing of stories;
·        
Ensuring that reporters write stories
and deliver them within the set deadlines;
·        
Reviewing the written stories to
ensure that they meet editorial objectives, house style and journalistic
ethics;
·        
Working in liaison with the Editor,
Saturday Nation and Chief Sub Editor to choose the main feature stories of the
week, and either writing or re-writing them;
·        
Guiding reporters, monitoring their
productivity and general content and appraising their performance;
·        
Drawing up a writers’ schedule and
annual leave roster and doing mark-ups for payment;
·        
Reporting disciplinary cases,
training and development proposals to the Editor, Saturday Nation;
·        
To assist the marketing department in
planning appropriate events and promotions that assist in acquiring reader
loyalty and feedback, and to attend and/or moderate these events as deemed
necessary.
·        
To represent the Saturday Magazine at
related social events, and to fulfill speaking duties on behalf of the same
where necessary;
·        
Participating in product development
meetings;
·        
Ensuring delivery of digital content;
and
·        
Adhering to Social Media Policy as
updated from time to time.
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Communication or
its equivalent from a recognized institution.
·        
Five (5) years of relevant
experience.
·        
Ability to communicate both inside
and outside the organisation;
·        
Ability to write complex reports;
·        
Possess analytical and administrative
skills;
·        
Possess people management skills.
Job
Number:      HR-SEH-03-2019
Reporting
to the Editor- Education, the job holder will be responsible for editing
stories on higher Education, writing captions, placing pictures and writing
headlines in a way that conforms to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives
and house style within set deadlines.
·        
Checking and correcting editorial
copy allocated by the Editor, Education or the Chief Sub Editor for facts,
accuracy, libel, taste, house-style, language use, clarity, details,
objectivity and spelling;
·        
Subbing the copy to fit allocated
space without distorting facts or dispensing with the salient points;
·        
Writing or rewriting the appropriate
headline for the copy, ensuring it reflects the overriding message of the
story;
·        
Editing the pictures selected to fit
the allocated space, and writing/rewriting appropriate captions taking care not
to merely state the obvious details;
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Submitting the edited copy within set
deadlines;
·        
Designing the editorial pages as
directed by the Chief Sub-Editor or Editor, Education;
·        
Checking all headlines, captions,
pictures, copy text and page logos and all other page elements to sign the
pages within set deadlines;
·        
Checking the printed soft copy and
correcting any errors;
·        
Subbing all stories for the day
within the set deadlines;
·        
Ensuring associated convergence
elements are clearly sign-posted in print stories/pages;;
·        
Ensuring strict adherence to the
14-point guideline for production of web stories;
·        
Adhering to Social Media Policy as
updated from time to time.
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or
its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·        
Three (3) years of relevant
experience;
·        
Ability to communicate both inside
and outside the organisation;
·        
Ability to write complex reports; and
·        
Analytical skills.
Job
Number:      HR-JSE-03-2019
Reporting
to the Editor, Education, the job holder will be responsible for coordinating
and managing the operations of Juniorspot pullout magazine by generating high
quality, fresh, fun, exciting, captivating and engaging content for the target
readership, while adhering to basic journalistic principles, ethics and the
Nation Media Group house style and the Newspapers in Education (NiE) objectives
and editorial policy.
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Plan, source and manage content
ensuring it meets NiE objectives and is suitable for children;
·        
Help identify and track relevant
stories/events for the publication from across the country;
·        
Edit and sieve through content to
ensure final product meets NMG standards and requirements and suits the target
groups;
·        
Work closely with regional teams to
ensure a national outlook of the publication;
·        
Work closely with graphic designers
to place and layout content pages and ensure timely production of the
publication;
·        
Actively network and work closely
with the marketing, advertising and sales teams to identify and support
opportunities for partnership and sponsorship;
·        
Work closely with the marketing and
circulation teams to drive sales and raise the profile of the publication;
·        
As the editorial link, attend
relevant meetings/ events with various NiE sections, partners and potential
partners;
·        
Collaborate with the NiE Coordinator
to ensure adequate coverage of NiE activities within schools;
·        
Contact person for all NiE corporate
partners with regard to their editorial needs;
·        
Collate content (based on weekly
Juniorspot content) for the development and running of the NiE portal
·        
Participating in product development
meetings;
·        
Ensuring delivery of digital content;
and
·        
Adhering to Social Media Policy as
updated from time to time.
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Communication or
its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·        
Three (3) years of relevant
experience;
·        
Ability to communicate both inside
and outside the organisation;
·        
Ability to write complex reports;
·        
Possess analytical and administrative
skills;
·        
Possess people management skills.
Job
Number: HR-MNE-03-2019
Reporting
to the Editor, Society & Magazines, the job holder will be responsible for
overall content generation and editing of the MyNetwork Magazine to sustain its
readership and attract new readers through high quality multi-media articles
that conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style, and
produced within set deadlines.
·        
Taking responsibility for the quality
and quantity of the editorial content of the magazine pages;
·        
Maintaining a diary of events;
·        
Assessing the social climate and
anticipating likely developments for coverage;
·        
Briefing reporters and advising them
on what angles to take on a story;
·        
Guiding reporters and writers on the
coverage and writing of stories;
·        
Ensuring that reporters write stories
and deliver them within the set deadlines;
·        
Reviewing the written stories to
ensure that they meet editorial objectives, house style and journalistic
ethics;
·        
Working in liaison with the Editor,
Society & Magazines to choose the main feature stories of the week, and
either writing or re-writing them;
·        
Guiding reporters, monitoring their
productivity and general content and appraising their performance;
·        
Drawing up a writers’ schedule and
annual leave roster and doing mark-ups for payment;
·        
Reporting disciplinary cases,
training and development proposals to the Editor, Society & Magazines;
·        
Working with Commercial and Marketing
to come up with revenue-earning and brandawareness opportunities;
·        
Participating in product development
meetings;
·        
Ensuring delivery of digital content;
and
·        
Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated
from time to time.
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Communication or
its equivalent from a recognized institution.

·        
Five (5) years of relevant
experience;
·        
Ability to communicate both inside
and outside the organisation;
·        
Ability to write complex reports;
·        
Possess analytical and administrative
skills;
·        
Possess people management skills.
Job
Number: HR-SWE-03-2019
Reporting
to the Editor- Education, the job holder will be responsible for covering news
events on Education, writing and submitting factual and balanced stories for
publication within set deadlines, doing analyses, handling and giving input to
special reports.
·        
Developing, reporting and writing
news and feature stories on education in finished form, so that no major
rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed;
·        
Attending assigned news functions,
taking notes on location, carrying out interviews, checking facts and making an
audio/visual recording as the case may be;
·        
Writing news or features at their own
initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of either the News Editor
or Editor, Education;
·        
Ensuring that the material so written
reflects a thorough understanding of Nation’s style of journalism as defined in
the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the
journalistic code of ethical journalism;
·        
Researching and providing background
information to make story complete;
·        
Briefing the Editor on stories
gathered and writing the selected ones within set deadlines;
·        
Following news leads and maintaining
close contacts with news sources;
·        
Continually building his/her contacts
list and demonstrating its value with consistent exclusive reports or
information;
·        
Responding promptly to news breaks;
·        
Responsible for the correctness of facts,
content and style of his/her news materials;
·        
Checking the written stories to
ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
·        
Closely cooperating with
photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/she covers;
·        
Generating stories for use on Group
multimedia platforms;
·        
Filing all elements of digital story
as per Digital First policy (alerts; social media; web story; multimedia)
within defined deadlines;
·        
Adhering to Social Media Policy as
updated from time to time.
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or
its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·        
Five (5) years of relevant
experience.
·        
Ability to communicate both inside
and outside the organisation;
·        
Ability to write complex reports; an
·        
Analytical skills.
Job
Number:      HR-WR-03-2019
Reporting
to the Assistant News Editor, Weekends the job holder will be responsible for
covering news events and features stories, writing and submitting accurate,
credible, factual and balanced newsworthy stories that conform to journalistic
ethics, editorial objectives and house style for publication within set
deadlines.
·        
Developing, reporting and writing
News and Feature stories for the Saturday Nation in finished form, so that no
major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed;
·        
Attending assigned news functions,
taking notes on location, carrying out interviews, checking facts and making
audio/visual recordings as the case may be;
·        
Writing news or features at their own
initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of the Assistant News
Editor, Weekends;
·        
Ensuring that the material written
reflects a thorough understanding of Nation’s style of journalism as defined in
the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the journalistic
code of ethical journalism;
·        
Researching and providing background
information to make story complete;
·        
Briefing the Assistant News Editor,
Weekends on stories gathered and writing the selected ones within set
deadlines;
·        
Following news leads and maintaining
close contacts with news sources;
·        
Continually building his/her contacts
list and demonstrating its value with consistent exclusive reports or
information;
·        
Responding promptly to news breaks;
·        
Responsible for the correctness of
facts, content and style of his/her news materials;
·        
Checking the written stories to
ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
·        
Closely cooperating with
photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/ she covers;
·        
Generating stories for use on Group
multimedia platforms;
·        
Filing all elements of digital story
as per Digital First policy (alerts; social media; web story; multimedia)
within defined deadlines;
·        
Adhering to Social Media Policy as
updated from time to time.
·        
University degree;
·        
Diploma in Journalism/Mass
Communication;
·        
3 to 5 years relevant experience;
·        
Ability to communicate both inside
and outside the organisation;
·        
Ability to analyse and simplify
complex reports for our audiences.
Job
Number:      HR-EHS-03-2019
Reporting
to the Head of Content, the job holder will lead the Group’s coverage of
health, science and environment. He or she will lead the process of generating
strong health, science and environment stories and providing analyses and
commentaries. The holder must demonstrate sound grasp and knowledge of health
and science issues.
·        
Taking responsibility for the quality
and quantity of the daily editorial content on health, science and environment
issues;
·        
Leading the process of developing
content for health, science and environment for the Nations and NTV;
·        
Maintaining a diary of events;
·        
Continually building a strong network
of sources, close professional link with the relevant institutions, agencies
and experts and demonstrating its value with consistent exclusive reports or
information;
·        
Constantly engaging experts,
government and private agencies, civil society and international organisations
involved in the areas of health, science and environment to source for quality
and authoritative content that drive audiences across all our platforms;
·        
Assessing the social climate and
anticipating likely developments for coverage;
·        
Managing a team of reporters and
sub-editors working under the health, science and environment desk;
·        
Briefing reporters and advising them
on what angles to take on a story;
·        
Ensuring that reporters write stories
and deliver them within the set deadlines;
·        
Reviewing the written stories to
ensure that they meet editorial objectives, house style and journalistic
ethics;
·        
Working in liaison with the News
Editor and Head of Content to choose the main health, science and environment
stories of the week, and either writing or re-writing them;
·        
Guiding reporters, monitoring their
productivity and general content and appraising their performance;
·        
Producing weekly pullout on health,
science and environment for Daily Nation;
·        
Coordinating weekly health, science
and environment segment on NTV;
·        
Reporting disciplinary cases,
training and development proposals to the Head of content;
·        
Participating in product development
meetings;
·        
Coordinating generation and editing
of online content for health, science and environment; and
·        
Adhering to Social Media Policy as
updated from time to time.
·        
University degree in the sciences or
environmental studies;
·        
Postgraduate qualification in
journalism, media studies or information science;
·        
At least five years reporting or
editing experience in a media or publishing house, or communication related
fields;
·        
He or she must be mature,
independent, self-driven and an effective planner;
·        
Ability to write and edit, conduct
research and interpret data.
Job
Number:      HR-RBD-03-2019
Reporting
to the Assistant Editor, the job holder will be responsible for covering
business news events, writing and submitting accurate, credible, factual and
balanced newsworthy stories that conform to journalistic ethics, editorial
objectives and house style for publication within set deadlines.
·        
Developing, reporting and writing
News and Feature stories for the Business Daily in finished form, so that no
major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed;
·        
Attending assigned news functions,
taking notes on location, carrying out interviews, checking facts and making
audio/visual recordings as the case may be;
·        
Writing news or features at their own
initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of either the Section
Editor or Assistant Editor;
·        
Ensuring that the material written
reflects a thorough understanding of Nation’s style of journalism as defined in
the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the
journalistic code of ethical journalism;
·        
Researching and providing background
information to make story complete;
·        
Briefing the News Editor on stories
gathered and writing the selected ones within set deadlines;
·        
Following news leads and maintaining
close contacts with news sources;
·        
Continually building his/her contacts
list and demonstrating its value with consistent exclusive reports or
information;
·        
Responding promptly to news breaks;
·        
Responsible for the correctness of
facts, content and style of his/her news materials;
·        
Checking the written stories to
ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
·        
Closely cooperating with
photographers from whom he/she orders pictures on the issues he/ she covers;
·        
Generating stories for use on Group
multimedia platforms;
·        
Filing all elements of digital story
as per Digital First policy (alerts; social media; web story; multimedia)
within defined deadlines;
·        
Adhering to Social Media Policy as
updated from time to time.
·        
University degree;
·        
Diploma in Journalism/Mass
Communication;
·        
3 to 5 years’ relevant experience;
·        
Ability to communicate both inside
and outside the organisation;
·        
Ability to analyse and simplify
complex reports for our audiences.
Job
Number:      HR-RWE-03-2019
Reporting to the Head of content, the
job holder will provide first-stop quality check for stories by verifying
facts, re-writing, revising, subbing and packaging print and online content,
making sure they conform to editorial objectives, journalistic ethics, quality
and house style, and ensuring that the stories reflect Day 2 journalism. He/
she will work closely with the News Editor and Chief Sub Editor for quality
check and advisory on story placement and treatment.
·        
Fact checking, recasting and
rewriting stories in conformity with NMG’s house style and editorial policy;
·        
Advising News Editor or Chief Sub
about placement and treatment of stories;
·        
Reviewing reporters work and giving
feedback on areas that require improvement;
·        
Liaising with the News Editor, Editor
Online and New Content to achieve efficient work flow;
·        
Assisting the News Editor to guide
reporters and sub-editors and recommending their further training.
·        
University Degree in Mass
Communication or any related field from an accredited institution;
·        
Postgraduate qualification in
journalism, media studies;
·        
At least 5 years’ journalism
experience and demonstrated writing and editing experience in a newsroom;
·        
Excellent writing and editing skills,
with good understanding of editorial practices, writing and editing
requirements in a busy newsroom;
·        
Must have a good eye for detail, with
excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills;
·        
Experience working in a very deadline
driven environment;
·        
Good organisational skills and
ability to work effectively with the team and collate material from multiple
sources;
·        
Strong interpersonal skills &
communication skills;
·        
Very strong analytical skills;
·        
Strong writing and reporting skills;
·        
Ability to work under pressure.

Note: We shall only contact the
shortlisted applicants.

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