Some drivers hauling freight destined for Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi say they would rather see the border closed completely, so they could go home instead of going nowhere.
KELVIN OGOME P. O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi. Email: [email protected] Mobile No: 0706 250 731 CAREER PROFILE A savvy multifaceted accredited journalist with 5years’ experience in multimedia journalism, creative writing, news reporting, editing and news summary reading, with epic communication, interpersonal skills and team leaderships skills. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Honest, passionate, reliable, creative and innovative, patient, result oriented, friendly, enthusiastic character able to address challenges and provide solutions. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES • Excellent communication and interviewing skills • Capable of doing live links in both English and Kiswahili • Able to gather and absorb information quickly and correctly • Good administration, client support, and digital marketing skills. • Strong interpersonal, organizational, public speaking and negotiation skills. • Excellent mastery of spoken and written Swahili for radio and TV broadcasting • Proper understanding of camera operations and video editing techniques • Effective technological, analytical and data management abilities-Ms Office suite use. • Able to work under intense, disaster prone areas under minimal supervision. EDUCATION BACKGROUND • Advanced news and video production, Voice of America(VOA),2018 • Bachelor of Theatre Arts and Film, Kenyatta University, 2013-2017. • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Friends School Bokoli - 2009-2012. • Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication-Zetech University WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS Reporter, Kenyatta University TV (KUTV), November 2015 to January 2020 Roles • Gathering, compiling and reporting different stories in both Kiswahili and English. • Conducting and facilitating field interviews. • Following news sources and story leads • Generating ideas for feature stories and general news • Scripting and voicings stories for on air consumption • Generating content and editing news videos together with features. Presenter/Producer, Kenyatta University Radio (KU FM, 99.9 FM), September 2013-July 2018 Roles • Creating new programs and producing feature content for bulletins. • Carrying out audience listenership research and preparing reports. • Gathering, recording, scripting and editing news for online audiences and radio listeners. • Carrying out interviews and sourcing talents. Research Assistant, Communications Authority of Kenya, January 2018 to November 2019 Roles • Developing and drafting reports on consumer complaints. • Photographing during public sensitization forums and field assignments. • Reviewing and editing Authority reports before publishing. • Ensuring proper data and information management per Authority’s guidelines. Significant Work Experience • Research Assistant, Dr. Omar Babusa, September 2016-November 2017. • Editor, Campanile Magazine, Writers Guild Kenya, 2013-2015. • Translator for international students at Kenyatta University. Achievements • Contributed to improved listenership and viewership reach and brand performance of KU Radio and KUTV respectively. • Instituted progressive and development led programs, on air interviews and debates on emerging issues that have contributed to improved society behavioral changes. • Worked on a number of features that transformed the viewers’ perception on social issues • Actively participated in improving listenership and viewership of KU Radio/KUTV and instituted listener and viewer participative programs that improved its radio brand performance. INTERESTS AND REFERENCES Interests • Networking, creative writing, listening to radio, watching and making documentaries and videos, reading inspirational literature and supporting vulnerable communities through children home and CSR participation. • Researching about African cultures, languages and history. References 1. Mr. Fredric Obachi Machoka Moderator, Communications Authority of Kenya & Radio Presenter, Radio Citizen FM P. O. Box 7468-00300 Nairobi. Mobile No: +254 0725 854 808. 2. Prof. John Mugubi Dean, School of Creative Arts, Film and Media Studies Kenyatta University P. O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi Mobile No: +254 0724 788 668. 3. Mr. Kevin Munuya Head of News, Kenyatta University TV (KUTV) P.O. Box 320, Bungoma. Mobile No: +254 0723 934 363. 4. Dr. Maurice Amateshe Coordinator, Kenyatta University Radio (KU FM 99.9) P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi Mobile No: +254 0722 451 960.