Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has announced a vacancy for the position of TV anchor and reporter.
In the advert seen by Kenyans.co.ke, one of the main requirements listed is that a candidate must be photogenic. The term refers to a person who is visually appealing or looking attractive in photographs or film.
Other requirements for a candidate to be considered include the ability to demonstrate professionalism and positive ability in work performance, and a high command of English and Swahili languages.
Applicants were also required to be familiar with public service news broadcasting, have an understanding of the media broadcasting laws and have a good voice.
In addition, a candidate must also possess good or basic research, interviewing and reporting skills, should work without close supervision and beyond normal working hours, must have a membership in a registered professional body and must possess computer skills.
"The minimum educational and professional requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or related field from a recognized institution."
"Others include a KCSE mean grade of C and above with a minimum of C+ in English and /or Kiswahili and one year (1) working experience in television news or radio news production," read part of the advertisement.
The debate around the management of KBC surfaced during the swearing-in of President William Ruto on September 13, 2022.
At the time, it was announced that the national broadcaster would be given exclusive rights to cover the event alongside a private company - a move that sparked debate within the media industry.
A section of Kenyans online noted that the move was a resurgence for KBC, while others indicated foul play against other media houses.
Reports alleging that private media houses would purchase footage from KBC were, however, refuted.