Royal Media Radio Sports Sub-Editor Job Opening Feb 2019

Royal Media Services Limited wishes to recruit a suitably qualified individual to the position of a Radio sports sub- editor. He/she will be required to source, generate, package and present sports news stories. He/she will report to the Radio Sports Editor.


  • Implement various sports news strategies for all the radio stations and the online platform under Royal Media Services ltd
  • Under the guidance of the sports editor, help in the daily running of the Radio Sports Desk
  • Maintain close and effective contact with the sports editor, sports news sources, reporters and correspondents
  • Assign duties to and guide reporters & correspondents attached to the sports desk in sourcing sports news
  • Maintain an up to date diary of major events and news of interest to all RMS radio stations and prepare a schedule of sports assignments & feature stories
  • Ensure radio sports stories aired conform to journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style
  • Guide reporters and correspondents in preparing high quality sports bulletins, features & special reports by ensuring balance and credibility
  • Anchor sports news, do sports commentaries/analysis, conduct live and recorded interviews
  • Edit and publish sports stories on the online platform in strict conformity to the house style
  • Chair Radio sports editorial meetings in the absence of the sports editor and lay out day’s activity plan
  • Do any other Editorial tasks assigned by the Sports Editor


  • Have a good grasp of English and Kiswahili. (Attach Swahili and English voice demo)
  • Strong writing, editing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge and love for sports
  • Ability to work odd hours
  • Clear understanding of media laws and ethics
  • Self driven, assertive, punctual and organized.
  • Must have a nose for news, broad and strategic thinker and pay attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate a professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust, loyalty and keep abreast with evolving trends.

Academic and professional experience

  • A university degree in journalism / Mass Communication or another related field from a recognized university.
  • A masters degree in communication or its acceptable equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience in a reputable sports department, and at least 2 years as a sub editor.

How To Apply

If you are interested and qualified, please email your CV, and a one-page statement explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the position to by Wednesday February 20th, 2019. Clearly cite Job Ref No. HRD/ RSE/02-2019 in your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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