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Digital Sub-Editor at Royal Media Services Limited

Royal Media Services Limited is the largest electronic Media House in Kenya. Home to the most popular television and radio channels according to audience share, at Royal Media Services we fashion our programming primarily to connect with our audiences. Our brands are Citizen TV, Inooro TV, Radio Citizen, Ramogi FM, Inooro FM, Musyi FM, Chamgei FM, Muuga FM, Egesa FM, Bahari FM, Mulembe FM, Wimwaro FM, Sulwe FM, Hot 96 and Vuuka FM.

Digital Sub-Editor VIUSASA  

Royal Media Services Limited is seeking to recruit a highly qualified person for the above position. The job holder will be responsible for generating online news content, manage Online News platforms as well as create and implement various online news strategies. He/she will provide news stories, features and other news related content to strengthen the Company’s digital platforms.

  • The Digital Sub-Editor’s role will include the following:-
  • Aid in generating news stories for Viusasa platform;
  • Manage the daily running of the Viusasa news desk
  • Assign various duties to Viusasa reporters and videographers
  • Ensure timely posting of news videos and other relevant content on various platforms
  • Generating headlines and captions for various digital products
  • Proof-read copy to ensure conformity with RMS editorial policy
  • Selecting and prioritizing stories for aggregation on Viusasa platform
  • Monitor news-based content & feedback on social media

Requirements

  • Must have good command of English and Kiswahili;
  • Must have strong writing & editing skills;
  • Must be analytical;
  • Understand Media Laws & Media Ethics;
  • Must be self driven, assertive, punctual and organized;
  • Must have a nose for news, widely knowledgeable & pay attention to detail;
  • 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; and
  • 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. Masters degree in Communication or its acceptable equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years experience in a reputable newsroom and at least two years as a senior reporter

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