Head of Digital at Nation Media Group PLC

The Nation Media Group (NMG) founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 has become the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. It has been quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since the early 1970s.

The successful individual will lead the Digital team in new product design and development and provide oversight to the sales of digital products to diverse audiences. This will entail greater collaboration with key stakeholders in our media platforms to conceptualise and develop multiplatform digital content. He/She will oversee the research, design, development and implementation of strategic projects aimed at identifying innovative products so as to ensure dynamism in the disrupted media landscape.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Work with leadership to create the company’s  vision  for digital and new strategic and innovative initiatives;
  • Set specific digital objectives and oversee & monitor digital projects As a member of the NMG Executive team, lead the way in development of suitable and sustainable strategies in Digital communication;
  • Develop and implement projects aimed at developing new innovative digital products such as new web sites, Apps, Portals and other web assets;
  • Support the development and alignment of the company’s digital offering on all platforms and enabling growth of content uptake and audiences;
  • Revenue generation as per agreed targets;
  • Budget planning and cost management;
  • Design and promote e-commerce through online transactions and e-classifieds;
  • Production of Web only content;
  • Lead the Digital division team ensuring that the team sustains high performance and the delivery of innovative projects that are appealing to diverse;

Minimum Qualifications and experience of the job holder.

  • Academic qualification- minimum graduate Degree in a relevant field;
  • Professional qualification- post graduate qualification in ICT or related professional field;
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in the Media industry with emphasis in the digital space;
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience leading a multi-talented team comprising of senior managers and technical experts;
  • Commercial knowledge of Web and internet based products;
  • Sales and marketing experience/knowledge.

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