Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Principal Technical Operator Jobs

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Principal Technical Operator Jobs

  • Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation established under the KBC Act (Cap. 221) and operating under the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs. The Corporation is 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 services, Television services and other Digital Media platforms.

  • The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant positions with dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented professionals to achieve its Corporate objectives.

  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    The Role:

  • Reporting to the Assistant Manager Technical Services (Production), the job holder is responsible for planning and providing oversight of all technical operation functions in the organization.

  • He/she will oversee the production, post production and transmission of signals from the studios, local /international OB sites.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans in consultation with user departments (newsroom and production) on the use and allocation of technical production resources

  • Supervises, mentors, and appraises Chief Technical Operators in all operation units

  • Puts in place contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted provision of services in the Corporation’s technical operation units

  • Resolves complex operational discrepancies reported in the units

  • Plans and coordinates live broadcast coverage of national and international events

  • Coordinates acquisition of production consumables

  • Deployment of staff within the section according to suitability and demand

  • Approves production facility bookings based on available resources

  • Receives and analyzes daily reports from the CTOs

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the section and forwards to the AMTS (Production)

  • Participates in the development of the department’s budget

  • Responsible for cameras, editing equipment, transmission desks, lighting and sound equipment in the production

    Minimum Requirements:

    Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Film/Video Productions, Media Technology (Electronic Media), Media Studies OR Diploma in Studio Technical Operations, Film/Video Productions, Mass Communication from a recognized institution

  • Masters Degree will be an added advantage.

    Professional Requirements

  • Diploma in Media Technology, Film/Video Productions, Mass Communication (Electronic Media) and Media studies

  • Membership to a registered and regulated professional body is essential

  • A high level of computer proficiency.

    Minimum Experience

  • At least six (6) years overall working experience (Bachelor’s degree) OR eight (8) years overall working experience (Diploma)

  • At least three (3) years in a supervisory role

  • Should be conversant with regulations dealing with broadcast

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Communication, interpersonal and technical operation skills.

    How to Apply

  • 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.

  • Applications addressed to the undersigned must be received on or before 14th October, 2021.

  • 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

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