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TV Anchor and Reporter Job Needed At Royal Media Services

TV Anchor and Reporter Job Needed At Royal Media Services

Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified person for the above position

Key roles & responsibilities

  • Professionally anchor newscasts by delivering clear and concise news for viewers, while providing appropriate unscripted content. The material will be both pre-recorded and live pieces.
  • Complete topical news promotion for use on-air and with other partners in a timely fashion that meets daily deadlines
  • Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions, and conducting both live and recorded interviews
  • Update website and social media with newscasts or news stories
  • Participate in public appearances and community events when called upon
  • Developing and maintaining useful contacts and relations with news sources;
  • Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.
  • Identifying newsworthy events, attending, writing and packaging stories prior to broadcast
  • Delivering scripted, spontaneous, live and pre-recorded reports on newsworthy events
  • Interviewing authorities, eye witnesses and people of interest in news stories
  • Transcribing, summarizing and translating scripts for news purposes
  • Working collaboratively with other members of the reporting and editorial team

Academic and professional Experience

  • Degree in journalism, mass communications, or any other related field OR Degree in social science and post-graduate training in journalism or mass communication OR a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism
  • Previous anchoring experience is desired but not compulsory but at least two years of relevant experience in a busy newsroom in a media house covering all or other aspects of news will be an advantage

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Essential Competences

  • Strong on-air presentation with credible delivery and personal style
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili or Kikuyu. The capacity for bilingual reporting will be an added advantage
  • An edge for news or features, the ability for quick thinking, persistence, personal initiative, and a good memory
  • Ability to work for long hours and on short notice. Able to handle pressure well as their work is often in LIVE conditions
  • The ability to think ahead, spot trends, and predict what is critical in high-pressure news broadcasts, and implement the same.
  • Sound knowledge of the local and international social, political, and economic news-shaping environment
  • A self-starter who can generate his or her story ideas daily.
  • Ability to report accurately and impartially.
  • Ability to work under deadlines and on a flexible schedule that will include evenings and/or weekends is required.

Experience

  • Previous anchoring experience is desired but not compulsory but at least two years of relevant experience in a busy newsroom in a media house covering all or other aspects of news will be an advantage

How To Apply

If you qualify, please send your application, resume and a 30-second clip to recruitment@royalmedia.co.ke
The closing date will be October 4 th at 5 p.m. Quote the code REF No. HR-ED- TVAP-10-2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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