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20 Sep 2017

Full-Time Political Reporter Jobs

Royal Media Services – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

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

Job Categories: Broadcast. Job Types: Full-Time.


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