Nation Media Systems Administrator, Librarian, Editors, and Press Technician Jobs in Kenya

The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media and which attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda is seeking to recruit experienced and self-motivated individuals for the following positions.

Database/Systems Administrator
Job Ref: HR-DISA-07-2012


We invite applicants who are result oriented IT professionals with proven track records and attributes to excel in a highly competitive 24 by 7 by 365 environment. This position reports to the IT Business Systems Manager.

Job Responsibilities
  • Administration, Configuration and Support of SAP systems;
  • Provide first level technical end user support in a mixed Mac, PC and Server environment;
  • Maintain systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity and high availability of existing business systems;
  • Liaise with external service providers to ensure maximum systems availability
  • Meet or exceed the set Service Level Agreement KPIs;
  • Maintain system landscape changes and enhancements in line with the set company policies and procedures
  • Play an active role in the planning and implementation of IT related projects and
  • Training end users on the various applications to optimize utilization of IT resources.
Technical Skills
  • Degree in Information Technology or equivalent
  • Certification in Oracle or Sybase Databases
  • Overall understanding of technical architecture knowledge
  • General understanding of the full spectrum of hardware and software Infrastructure; including the underlying dependencies and implications
  • Experienced in SAP ERP Systems installations and migrations
Personal Effectiveness
  1. Strong Interpersonal and Customer Service skills
  2. Ability to meet deadlines and work during odd hours
  3. Ability to work under minimum supervision
The position offers an excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package. If you meet the above criteria, send your application and a detailed CV online to http://careers.nationmedia.com on or before 9th July, 2012.

Sub Editors
Job Ref: HR-SE-07-2012

We are seeking to recruit experienced and self- motivated individuals to the position of Sub Editor — Editorial Department.

This position requires a natural linguistic flair, excellent command of English and an ability to use language in interesting and pleasant ways. 
The ideal candidate will also have a gift for detail and an ability to judge quickly and objectively.

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;
  • Designing editorial pages as directed.
Knowledge & Skills requirements
  • A University Degree or;
  • A post graduate diploma in journalism;
  • 3 to 4 years experience either as a sub-Editor or a reporter;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervisor and cope with pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Excellent command of English or Kiswahili.
Print Librarian
Job Ref: HR-PL-07-2012

We seek to recruit experienced and self-motivated individuals to the position of a Librarian.
Key result areas will include:
  • Catalogue and classify books, update catalogue cards and biographical data files;
  • Weed library stock and organise materials for binding and files for archiving;
  • Update data on public and private sector changes;
  • Cut newspaper clippings, paste, classify and file them professionally;
  • Caption photographs, date, classify and file them;
  • Assist library users in identifying their information needs and retrieve relevant files for them;
  • Photocopying articles and photographs for library users;
  • Distribute foreign newspapers and magazines to designated staff.
Knowledge & Skills requirements:
  • University Degree in Information Sciences;
  • Diploma in Information Sciences;
  • 1 to 3 years working experience;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with the pressure and tight deadlines.
IT Pre Press Technician
Job Ref: HR-IPPT07-12

We are seeking for a qualified and experienced IT Press Technician who will add value to the operations of the Group.

Key Result areas will include:
  • Create and configure Production Plans;
  • Administer page pairing and colour separation processes;
  • Transmit publications to printing press;
  • Provide support to Editorial, Advertising and Production staff;
  • Liaise with the press team on print production issues and file transfers;
  • Prepare and distribute daily Prepress Reports;
  • Administer, configure and support existing Publishing and Prepress systems;
  • Maintain systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity and high availability of publishing and prepress systems;
  • Liaise with external service providers to ensure maximum systems availability;
  • Meet or exceed the set Service Level Agreement KPIs; and
  • Play an active role in the planning and implementation of IT related projects.
Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:
  • Higher National Diploma in Printing Technology or equivalent;
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign;
  • Proficient in Windows and Macintosh operating system
  • Minimum experience of one year; and
  • Knowledge of Agfa or Kodak or Binuscan Prepress systems will be an added advantage.
If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online to http://careers.nationmedia.com before 22nd July, 2012.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


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