A job advertisement for a camera operator from a Christian Television station has gone viral, eliciting debate on the requirements listed for the vacant position.
In the advert seen by Kenyans.co.ke, one of the main requirements for the person to be considered a camera operator by Jesus Celebration Center (JCC) is that the applicant must be able to speak in tongues and should provide evidence of the same.
A representative of the church also confirmed the same, noting that all applicants who are not born again will be directed to a different ministry.
A stock photo of a church congregation worshiping
“Yes it is true. If you are not born again, I can lead you to a different ministry where you can identify a particular church based on your current location.”
“You are supposed to be spirit-filled and speaking in tongues. You will be asked about that during the interview. So, it means that you need to be born again since you will be working in a church,” the representative told Kenyans.co.ke
Other requirements for one to be considered include high complexity multi-camera productions ability in all programme genres. Video editing experience is also listed as an added advantage.
“The applicant should have a discerning and educated eye, a proven interest in and knowledge of photography and broadcast picture composition.”
“An experience of multi-camera operations in studios or outside broadcast, being able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of cameras, camera equipment and camera systems,” read part of the advertisement.
Candidates were advised to send their curriculum vitae and a two minute show reel to the email provided in the post.
A number of job advertisements have also elicited sharp debate with the majority of Kenyans questioning the requirements.
A past job advertisement of a salesman by a local TV station elicited reactions online after the post indicated that applicants would have to part with Ksh1,000 in order to apply.
This raised concerns among a section of Kenyans who wondered why the station placed the amount as a requirement during the application process.
Jobseekers queuing on Wabera Street, Nairobi, waiting to be interviewed by The Sarova Stanley on May 26, 2018