VACANCY: Star FM Radio Presenter

Star FM is the leading and oldest Somali-language broadcaster. The station boasts of a listenership of millions of Somali-speaking audiences across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia and livestreams via

Star FM is seeking to fill the position of a radio presenter. If you believe you have what it takes to fill the above position, take time and read through and apply.

Radio Presenter Job Responsibilities

The radio presenter will undertake the following tasks:

  • Producing and presenting news and other programs – live or recorded
  • Providing commentary on live events
  • Researching and preparing for programmes and interviews
  • Preparing scripts
  • Coordinating with producers to develop programme material
  • Making Star FM shows and programmes  more accessible and interesting
  • Operating Star FM studio equipment
  • Communicating with Star FM audience via social media, email and telephone
  • Sharing content on social media when on or off air
  • Performing any other Star FM duties as assigned

Skills and knowledge

The radio presenter needs to have:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a journalist
  • Excellent command of Somali  and English languages
  • Knowledge of issues and subjects of interest to Star FM audience
  • Technical skills operate broadcasting equipment
  • Knowledge of current affairs
  • Good speaking skills and a likable persona
  • Strong writing, editing and analytical skills
  • Ability to moderate talk-shows
  • Clear understanding of media laws and ethics
  • Self-driven, assertive, punctual and organized
  • Enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty and trust

How to Apply

If you are interested and qualified, please email your CV, application letter to the email address by 4:00 PM Friday, 27th September 2019 clearly indicating on the subject Radio Presenter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Star FM is an equal opportunity employer


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