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 Clearly cite Job REF No.
Closing date will be Monday 17th of January 2022.
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.