Nation Media Group Kenya Career Opportunities

Editorial Department

Nation Media Group, the leading multi- media house in East and Central Africa region, wishes to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the following positions in our Editorial Department.

We are looking for talented, innovative and enthusiastic journalists with proven writing and editing abilities for the following publications.

  1. Daily Nation
  2. Sunday Nation
  3. Business Desk
  4. Sports Desk
  5. Taifa Leo

Sub Editors

Job Ref. HR -SE-05-10

The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Checking and correcting editorial copy for facts, accuracy, taste, libel, house- style, language use, clarity, objectivity;
  • Subbing copy to fit without distorting facts or dispensing with salient points;
  • Selecting and cropping pictures and editing captions; and
  • Designing editorial pages as directed.

Knowledge & Skills requirements:

  • A university degree or;
  • A post-graduate diploma in Journalism;
  • 3 to 4 years working experience either as a sub-editor or a reporter;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with pressure and tight deadlines; and
  • Excellent command of English or Kiswahili.

Reporters

Job Ref. HR-RE-05-10

The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Executing news assignments;
  • Conducting interviews and writing appealing features;
  • Thoroughly researching news stories and writing copy that is factually correct, libel-free and topical; and
  • Must have a network of news contacts.

Knowledge & Skills requirements:

  • A degree in journalism or similar qualification;
  • Three years journalistic experience; and
  • Proven investigative tract record.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing detailed CVs, names of three referees and daytime telephone contacts to http://careers.nationmedia.com

To reach us not later than May 21, 2010.

N/B: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

Finance Department

Assistant Accountant

Job Ref. – HR-AA-05-10

Nation Media Group Ltd. the leading Multi-Media organization in East & Central Africa is growing and wishes to recruit a suitably qualified Assistant Accountant to work within our finance department.

We invite applicants who are result oriented, dynamic, self driven with proven track records and attributes to excel in a highly competitive environment.

Key responsibilities of the job:

  • Timely and accurate receipting of cash and cheques from clients;
  • Reconciliation of daily collections and ensuring revenue completeness;
  • Daily banking of collections in line with company policies;
  • Prompt and accurate updating of customers’ accounts and issuing of monthly statements; and
  • Reconciliation of customer accounts.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:

  • Business-related University degree or CPA(K)
  • Must have demonstrable hands-on experience with an accounting system;
  • Knowledge of SAP or DTI publishing system will be an added advantage; and
  • 1 to 2 years work experience.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their application enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic testimonials, names of three referees and daytime telephone contacts to http://careers.nationmedia.com before 23rd May, 2010.

N/B: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

Corporate Affairs

Corporate Communications Officer

Job Ref. – HR-CCO-05-10

Nation Media Group Ltd, the leading media house in East and Central Africa, wishes to recruit a suitably qualified Corporate Communications Officer.

We invite applicants who are performance driven and possess excellent transferable skills, demonstrable track records of achievement in past roles.

The Role:

The Corporate Communications Officer will report to the Group Head of Corporate Affairs. He / She will work in a team to position and enhance the Nation Media Group’s corporate image and reputation as the Media of Africa for Africa.

Key result areas will include:

  • Working to enhance internal and external communication through various communication platforms;
  • Profiling the Group through positive editorial content and broadcasting of the Group’s business, social and community/charitable events;
  • Evaluating and putting in place effective publicity on commercial promotions, staff and media events for the company and staging and managing various corporate events;
  • Providing the proactive links with all stakeholders to generate goodwill and influence corporate image and productivity;
  • Support the implementation of a Global Reporting Initiative programme and the development of social reporting and accountability documentation including programme development and management;
  • Assist in implementing the group’s customer charter, customer satisfaction surveys and reputation index to enhance and maintain appropriate customer experience;
  • Research and assist implement annual group communication audits and development of mitigating interventions to build on internal and external communication;
  • Manage content generation and regular update for corporate website and intranet;
  • Produce speeches, briefing notes, presentations and other communication material for the Group’s spokespeople; and
  • Plan and implement public visits/orientation to NMG products, staff and facilities.

Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:

  • University degree in Communications; Public Relations; Journalism; Humanities or Social Sciences;
  • Post-graduate training in Public Relations, Marketing and/or Journalism;
  • Proven track record in driving PR and communication activities in medium to large sized organizations;
  • Interpersonal skills with reference to managing the various “publics”;
  • Age bracket of 25 – 35 years;
  • Two or more years of working experience; and
  • Photography and Videography skills will be an added advantage. The appointee can look forward to a very rewarding and challenging career.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing detailed CVs, copies of academic testimonials, names of three referees, daytime telephone contacts to http://careers.nationmedia.com.

To reach us not later than 30th May, 2010.

Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.

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