REF No. HRD/CD/DRSMO/01/2022

The job holder will be responsible for generating online news content for the Company. The ideal candidate will manage the Company’s Online News platforms under the Digital Sub-Editor. He/she will also provide news stories, features and other news related articles to strengthen the Company’s online news platforms.

The Digital Reporter/Social Media Officer role will include the following: –

  • Aid in generating news stories for all online platforms
  • Proof-read all online stories before submitting copy to the editor
  • Update various news platforms with edited copy
  • Acquire, verify & break news stories on all digital news platforms
  • Champion convergence by liaising with Radio, TV, and Digital reporters
  • Execute the online news agenda for the day
  • Production of online multimedia content for all digital platforms
  • Monitor traffic and feedback, using this data to improve digital products

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Must have excellent communication & writing skills in English, Swahili
  • Knowledge of Dholuo will be an added advantage
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Understand media laws and ethics
  • Must be self driven, assertive, punctual and organized
  • Must have a nose for news and an understanding of how to package news for a digital audience
  • Must have keen attention to detail
  • Must have digital video production experience
  • Must be able to manage social media accounts
  • The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of online technology and online news best
    practices and an appreciation of the business processes, protocols and controls
  • Demonstrate a professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust and loyalty
  • Must keep abreast of evolving trends through continuing professional education in the area of
    digital platforms

Academic and professional Experience

  • University Graduate in Communication or another related field from a recognized University
  • Over 2 years experience in a newsroom; one of which must be at a reputable organization under a digital editorial portfolio

Method of Application

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.
Closing date will be Monday 17th of January 2022.
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.