Kenya Red Cross Society Video Journalist Jobs

Kenya Red Cross Society Video Journalist Jobs


  • 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)

    Overall Purpose

  • Responsible for field and post-production operations while ensuring quality control.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Assemble, prepare and set up equipment prior to filming/editing.

  • In charge of a whole set of equipment assigned; ensure equipment is in good operational state by cleaning, general maintenance and repair (if need be).

  • Innovate and experiment with ideas; contribute original ideas to improve the visual and journalistic content of the story and awareness of the different styles and formats.

  • Offer advice on how best to shoot a scene, explain the visual impact created by particular shots and translate the same into a good edited piece.

  • Shoot and edit for all platforms; Television and Digital/online.

  • Quality control: Shooting video of the highest quality for either live transmission or recording, providing a representative visual and audio account of events. Check colour temperatures, exposure and luminance in order to maintain broadcast quality standards in both video and audio sequences.

  • Ensure that the selected shots are well balanced on screen and relevant to the message.
    Check peak levels to ensure clarity of up-sounds/commentary/music as per set standards.

  • Handle the filming & video editing equipment carefully to ensure that it is in proper working order and to report any malfunction and/or breakage to the relevant officer for resolution.
    Daily Reports.

    Experiences and Competencies

  • University Degree or Diploma in Media Technology/TV or Film Production.

  • Minimum 2 years of camera operations and editing experience.

  • Experience in a busy broadcasting station.

  • Familiarity with broadcasting environment, practicing a range of location craft skills e.g. camerawork, lighting, editing and on- location facilities.

  • Ability to visualize production scripts and other verbal or written instructions
    Systematic planner and Good Organizer
    Attention to detail.

  • Thrive in a high-pressure environment.

  • Team work

  • Timely and proper Communication

  • Flexibility to work demands

  • Proper planning and organisation

  • Broadcast operations knowledge

  • Quick decision making

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Red Cross Society Video Journalist Jobs

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