Business Development Manager, Press Technician, SAP ABAP Programmer and Digital Journalists/Web Producers Jobs at Nation Media Group

On Sunday, January 20th, 2013
The 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.
Below are the current vacancies:

Business Development Manager

Job Ref: HR-BDM-O1-2013
We wish to recruit a qualified and experienced Business Development Manager who will add value to the operations of the Group.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Identifying new growth opportunities through market research and engagement with internal teams;
  • Project managing roll out of new geographies/ growth opportunities;
  • Identifying and supporting partnership and acquisition discussions;
  • Liaising with legal on regulatory and licensing regimes across NMG markets;
  • Providing feedback and market intelligence to close market gaps and partnership opportunities
Knowledge, skills and attributes required:
  • BA/BSc. – Business, Commerce, IT, Media;
  • Over 5 years in Management experience in business development and managing partnerships;
  • Strong project, process and relationship building skills;
  • Ability to influence all levels of stakeholders, cross-functionally and externally;
  • Ability to travel
Press Technician
Job Ref: HR-PT-O1-2013
A vacancy has arisen in Nation Newspapers Division, and we wish to fill it with a qualified and experienced Press Technician.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Operating a web-offset newspaper printing press with its ancillary equipment.
  • Timely printing of the group’s and third-party’s high quality publications.
  • Routine and planned preventive maintenance of the printing press and ancillary equipment.
  • Preparing production reports.
  • Testing production materials.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes required:
  • Minimum ‘0’ Level Education certificate with a minimum grade C in Math, English, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Diploma in Machine Printing.
  • At least two (2) years working experience in a print production environment.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Familiarity and understanding of OSH Actof 2007
  • Awareness of ISO 9001 :2000 standards
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Below 26 years of age.
SAP ABAP Programmer
Job Ref: HR-SAP-O1-2013
We are searching for a suitably qualified candidate for the position of SAP ABAP Programmer in the IT Department.
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 Supervisor.
Key Responsibilities:
  • • Perform complex ABAP programming, testing, and debugging functions related to the implementation of SAP modules.
  • Develop and code difficult and complex programs for SAP modules
  • Develop test data and analyse problems in programs
  • Recognize the critical elements of application problems, develop and evaluate data, determine solutions, and make logical recommendations
  • Express difficult and complex concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Write clear and logical reports, program documentation, and instructions
  • Work effectively and independently on assigned projects
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with administrators, staff, users, project consultants, and vendors
  • Train system users effectively
  • Meet established priorities and schedules
  • Learn and apply new concepts in information technology
  • Learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology
Knowledge skills and attributes required:
Degree in Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent.
SAP Certified Development Professional – ABAP with SAP Net Weaver 7.0 Certification
Minimum of 3 years of recent, full-time, paid experience in SAP ABAP programming.
Knowledge of:
  • SAP ABAP Programming Tools including Report and Transaction creation, Enhancements, Conversion Programs, SAP script, and Smart Forms
  • SAP Modules such as Fl, MM and SD.
  • SAP ASAP methodology
  • Principles and techniques of systems analysis, design, and testing
  • Principles of program documentation
  • Principles of report, screen, and form design
  • Strong Interpersonal and Customer Service skills;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work during odd hours.
The position offers an excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package
Digital Journalism
Job Ref: HR-DJ-O1-2013
We are searching to recruit suitably qualified candidates to join Kenya’s premier digital newsroom.
We are looking for talented journalists with a new media mind set and a high energy level.
They should have proven writing, editing, and web production abilities and sound knowledge of current affairs.
These positions require committed professionals who are detail-oriented, resourceful, innovative and adaptable to fast-changing news and technology realities in an environment of tight deadlines.
Web Producer (Business)
Web Producer (Tech)
Web Producer (Lifestyle)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Checking and correcting (subbing) editorial copy for facts, accuracy, taste, house-style, language use, clarity and balance to conform to NMG Editorial Policy;
  • Producing non-linear stories and ensuring NMG content is properly projected on digital platforms, including SEO;
  • Ensuring timely publishing to digital platforms and strengthening NMG digital platforms as a 24/7 medium for breaking news; and
  • Generating interesting and creative multimedia content in keeping with changing news and subject realities.
Knowledge & Skills requirements:
  • University Degree;
  • Diploma in Journalism;
  • 3 to 4 years working experience preferably as a sub editor;
  • Good level of knowledge of economic trends in Kenya and Africa.
  • Multimedia editing/production skills; and
  • Social media competence
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Experience in a journalism-related production role in a news-driven content-heavy website will be an added advantage.
If you meet the above criteria, apply online at on or before 1st February, 2013.
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