17 Nov 2020

Assistant Editor–In–Chief at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation committed to excellence in broadcast services to our audience, customers and the public. Its aim is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio and Television services. The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant positions with dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented professionals to achieve its corporate objectives.


The Role:

Reporting to the Editor-In–Chief as the principal assistant, the job holder will oversee daily operations of all desks including production of Radio and Television, English and Kiswahili editorial content in consultation with the Editor-In-Chief.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guiding news team on overall news coverage
  • Enforcing editorial policy and standard operating procedures
  • Chairing editorial meetings
  • Coordinating live coverage for news events
  • Coordinating breaking news coverage
  • Guiding staff on news content development
  • Coordinating research, scripting, packaging and airing of feature stories

Planning and guiding coverage of special events.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field from a recognized institution
  • Masters degree in Journalism or related field will be an added advantage
  • Seven (7) years working experience in editorial management with at least four (4) years in a managerial position
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in work performance
  • Must have high command of English and Kiswahili languages, both written and spoken
  • Good leadership, supervisory, inter-personal and communication skills
  • High integrity, creativity and team player
  • Membership with a recognized and regulated professional body is desirable
  • Must be fully computer literate.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must submit a detailed updated CV; copies of relevant certificates/testimonials; application/cover letter demonstrating how they qualify for the relevant position and names/contact information for three (3) referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

‘’KBC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities and the Marginalized are encouraged to apply’’.

Managing Director
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
P.o. Box 30456-00100

Closing Date : 1st December, 2020


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