Massive Recruitment by Nation Media Group, Nairobi, 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.

Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

Saturday Magazine Editor
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

Sub-Editor
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.
Responsibilities
·          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;
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

Juniorspot Editor
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

MyNetwork Editor
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

Senior Writer
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

Writer
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

Editor
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

Reporter
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.

Rewrite Editor

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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.
How to Apply
If you meet the above criteria, apply online at  http://careers.nationmedia.com  on or before March 19, 2019.
Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.
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