Studio Systems Engineer and Transmission Engineer Jobs at Nation Media Group

On Sunday, May 19th, 2013
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 highly motivated Engineers who will report to the Technical Manager with the responsibility of ensuring quality transmission and reception of Nation Media Group’s radio and television stations.

Studio Systems Engineer
Job Ref: HR-SSE-05-2013
 
Key responsibilities:
  • Ensuring all broadcasting and transmission equipment are operational at all times;
  • Carrying out design and implementation of new systems to improve broadcasting and transmission quality;
  • Ensuring the division keeps a breast with changing technology and has the most appropriate technology at all times;
  • Diagnosis of faulty equipment and repair and or make appropriate recommendations;
  • Planning maintenance schedules for all the equipment and ensuring appropriate implementation;
  • Identifying required spares and facilitating their approval and purchase.
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • University graduate in electrical and electronics engineering, telecommunication in broadcasting or related field;
  • At least 3 years’ experience. Relevant experience in media broadcast will be added advantage;
  • Proven application and knowledge of IP networking and professional networking;
  • Proficiency in server systems administration (Windows 2008 & Linux) is essential, Professional certification/qualification will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledgeable in applying best practice for broadcast telecommunications specifically radio, television and digital;
  • Must have excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability and readiness to work long odd hours;
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills; and
  • Demonstrable degree of integrity and dependability.
Transmission Engineer
Job Ref: HR-TE-05-2013
 
Key responsibilities:
  • Plans preventive maintenance for approval and implements the approved schedules;
  • Carries out corrective maintenance on the transmission equipment during breakdown ensuring that all broadcast stations are on air for 24/7/365;
  • Recommends ways and means of improving efficiency (improvement maintenance) of utilisation of existing transmitter equipment at all the stations;
  • Coordinates new projects in transmitter stations. This includes coordination with and management of contractors;
  • Continuously monitors the radio and television signals with a view to resolving any transmission problems arising thereof;
  • Predicts and ensure proper stock level of spares required;
  • 24/7 availability to attend to emergencies;
  • Working independently with little or no supervision to achieve the set targets for maximum turn around for resolution of complaints & faults.
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications/electronics + IT or diploma from a Communication Institute/Electronics + IT;
  • At least 3 years’ technical experience preferably in broadcasting;
  • Knowledge of both Radio & TV Transmitter systems;
  • Knowledge of satellite (SCPC & VSAT) systems;
  • Must have excellent analytical, inter-personal and communication skills.
These positions offer excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package.
If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com before 31st May 2013.
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.
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