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Full-time Commissioning and Programmes Manager

at Nation Media Group in Nairobi

Commissioning and Programmes Manager at Nation Media Group in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. We are seeking to recruit experienced and self- motivated individuals to fill the positions of Commissioning and Programmes Manager and Commercial Producer for NTV & QTV in the Television Division.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage annual budgets for programming, acquisitions and all other related aspects of broadcasting programming;
  • Develop and manage the channels’ content budgets, ensuring optimal use of funds;
  • Develop and maintain high-level supplier relationships;
  • Sourcing, evaluating and commission new and innovative program ideas that capture strategic target audience trends;
  • Sourcing programmes in line with the target audiences;
  • Working closely with independent producers to oversee storylines and program formats that suit the broadcasters target audience and audience ratings growth expectation;
  • Work closely with independent producers to monitor production quality benchmarks;
  • Negotiate licensing agreements/ program contracts in line with business budgets;
  • Oversee the planning, organising and monitoring of the progress of individual projects and programs;
  • Contribute to the development of monthly and quarterly program schedules for the broadcasters’ television stations;
  • Interpret market research and investigate market trends in line with program growth and development;
  • Work closely with the commercial/sales department to evaluate and monitor commercial viability of new programs and concepts; and,
  • Ensure convergence of local content with social media platforms.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Degree in Mass Communication or media studies;
  • At least 5 years’ years working experience at a senior level; in programming or entertainment or content production;
  • Knowledge of the East African consumer landscape would be a distinct advantage;
  • Good understanding of media sales and consumer research methodologies;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication, excellent presentation, negotiation and sound computer skills;
  • Excellent ability to create and maintain high-level, productive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

These positions offer excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package.

If you meet the above criteria, apply online at before 14th August 2013.

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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