Royal Media Services Hiring TV Business Reporter


Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified individual to the position of a TV Business Reporter.
He/she will be required to source, generate, package and present business news stories. He/she will report to the Business Editor – TV

Key roles & responsibilities

  • Generating ideas for news stories and news features especially in business
  • Following leads on news from sources;
  • Generating news idea;
  • Researching and compiling relevant information into credible TV news stories.;
  • Writing scripts for bulletins;
  • Selecting appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising judgment on the best story angle;
  • Identifying necessary resources and deploying/managing field assignments crews;
  • Providing input, advising crews on what to film or record;
  • Using appropriate equipment to record and edit for news;
  • Preparing and presenting material ‘on air’ for both pre-recorded and live pieces;
  • Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews;
  • Preparing timings for each news item and monitoring these during broadcast;
  • Developing and maintaining useful contacts and relations with news sources;
  • Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.

Academic and professional/work 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
  • A Post Graduate Degree in Journalism
  • At least two years relevant experience in a busy newsroom in a media house covering all aspects of news planning, gathering, editing and airing.

Essential Competences

  • Excellent written and spoken English and/or Swahili. Capacity for bilingual reporting (English/Swahili) will be an added advantage
  • A keen interest in business news, ability for quick thinking, persistence, personal initiative and a good memory
  • Sound knowledge of the local and international social, political and economic news-shaping environment
  • A clear communicating voice
  • Ability to report accurately and impartially.

Key Considerations

  • Willingness to work for long hours and on short notice
  • Willingness to travel locally and abroad including to difficult and dangerous locations in the line of duty

If you are interested and qualified, please email your CV for the position to [email protected] by Tuesday 19th September 2023

Clearly cite Job Ref No. HRD/EDD/TVBR /9/2023 in your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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