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HR/CROSS/06/2018

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the ENG REPORTER will be responsible for the following:

Responsibility:

• Generating ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources

• Pitching ideas to editors

• Researching, verifying and collating evidence and information to support a story using relevant information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.

• Selecting appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising editorial judgment on the best angle from which to approach a story

• Identifying necessary resources and deploying and managing technical crews for location shoots, including camera crew

• Providing directorial input, advising crews on what to film or record

• Producing complete packages for broadcast

• Preparing and presenting material for both pre-recorded and live pieces

• Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews

• Collaborating with the editor to put together the completed program or item

• Developing and maintaining local contacts and assuming a public relations role

Required Experience: 3 years of TV editor, producer or reporter position; experience in filming, editing and producing news

Skills

• Graduate in Journalism or Communications

• A thorough knowledge of news and current affairs in the Kenya, Africa and internationally

• Strong writing skills, and ability to convey information in a clear, concise and conversational manner

• Excellent live reporting skills and strong on-camera presentation skills

• Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

• Ability to interact professionally and build relationships and sources

• Ability to shoot and edit digital video

• Strong research skills, including the ability to navigate online search engines

• Social Media & Multimedia experience

Application process;-

Applicants should submit the following:

- A one-page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role.

- A CV of no more than 3 pages, including the names of three professional references

- Please do not send copies of testimonials, certificates or any other back-up documentation.

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