Position Title: News Anchor
Reporting to: Supervising News Editor
Job Location: Nairobi
Switch TV, an engaging, positive and progressive national general entertainment channel for young adults with the vision to expand internationally is recruiting. The Vision of Switch TV is to be the most influential platform for educating and empowering the youth to solve humanitarian issues in Kenya, in Africa and the whole world. Established in 2017 we plan to operate a valuable portfolio of news, info and edutainment networks, significant television production operations. Switch TV is fully owned by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).
Reporting to the News Editor, the job holder will be responsible for anchoring news bulletins, conducting on location and studio interviews as well as general news reporting duties.
Assess the news leads obtained from ENG team members and work on these in association with the Editorial Desk in order to prepare story ideas.
Secure interviews with different individuals and conduct these interviews in order to gather the required news material.
Verify the authenticity of the news material collected from different sources before it goes live.
Prepare news articles and packages; Write new articles and produce packages from the material gathered or edit the already written articles.
Research about the news via relevant sources. Study the news material collated from different sources thoroughly.
Work in tight deadlines and also derive work from other ENG news team members on time so that the news is ready for the slot it is to be read at.
May be assigned to work for the radio or television depending upon preference and the availability of job.
Read and presents the entire news story/bulletin within the given time.
Use certain means to stay connected with audiences and provide them news updates from time to time; this may be done via social media.
Come up with new news programs covering different stories related to the current affairs.
Edit news articles and packages for consistency and accuracy reflecting vision and mission of Switch Tv.
Duties as may be assigned by the Supervising News Editor to participate in company related functions and activities that lead to the promotion of the brand product.
Ensure timely delivery of bulletin/editorial property.
Any other duty as may be assigned by the Supervising News Editor
EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCES
University degree in Mass Communication or a relevant field from a recognized institution.
Atleast two (2) years relevant experience working as a news anchor.
Must have demonstrated professionalism and positive ability in work performance
High command of English and/or Kiswahili languages (multi-lingual on-air cacpacity is a plus)
Must be a photogenic and camera friendly individual
Be familiar with public service news broadcasting
Have an understanding of the media law
Must be profoundly articulate in English and/or Kiswahili language(s)
Must have a good voice
Must possess good or basic research, interviewing and reporting skills
Ability to work without close supervision and flexible beyond normal working hours
High integrity, good interpersonal skills and teamwork
Ability to translate from English to Kiswahili or vice versa will be an added advantage
Membership to a registered professional body is desirable
Must be computer literate.
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through https://www.redcross.or.ke/Careers , so as to reach us not later than Tuesday 30th June 2020. Interviews are being conducted on a daily basis for the shortlisted candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job disclaimer and notification: Switch Tv is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.