Deputy Chief Librarian at Nation Media Group

On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda is seeking to recruit experienced and self-motivated individuals to the position of Deputy Chief Librarian. 
Job Ref: HR-PL-09-2013
He or she will report to the Chief Librarian and manage the Library in his absence.

Key result areas will include:

  • Provide information research support using in-house and online databases in response to requests in an environment of media convergence network.
  • Assist in coordinating retrieval of information in the library database and/or other online databases and disseminates it to news or editorial staff in line with modern digital media platforms.
  • Assist in coordinating classification, indexing and archiving of books, digital newspaper stories and photographs using SCC multimedia content management system
  • Assist the Chief Librarian in managing staff, appraising performance, identifying their training needs and recommending appropriate action for talent development
  • Work with the Chief Librarian to drive the process of modernising the library and regularly reviewing its operations and advising on strategies to improve efficiency and income generation.
Knowledge & Skills requirements:
  • University Degree in Information/Library Sciences;
  • 5 years working experience in a news or related setting;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with the pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current affairs;
  • Good communication skills and ability to lead teams.
This position offers an excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package. 
If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com before 11th, October, 2013.
Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.
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