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  • Digital Journalist at BBC World Service

  • Posted on: 15 March, 2019 Deadline: 31 March, 2019
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  • BBC Monitoring (BBCM) provides news and information based on our monitoring of open source media from over 150 countries in more than 70 languages. It is an important part of the BBC’s news gathering operation, with Journalists based in the UK and in international bureaux, and provides content for a range of BBC platforms.

    Our extensive operation enables us to provide insightful and reliable coverage of political, economic, security and media news. Our round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, digital media and news agencies is also provided to a wide range of users, including commercial clients.


    Digital Journalist



    Role Responsibility

    • Produce engaging and insightful content in a variety of different formats (including video), based on the monitoring of vernacular sources
    • Ensure all output produced adheres to the highest journalistic standards and is consistent with BBC editorial guidelines
    • Actively seek feedback from BBCM’s users; work with the Editorial Leads/Senior Digital Journalists and the rest of the team to interpret this and respond in a timely manner
    • Come up with original ideas and creative treatments for ongoing and emerging narratives, including data-driven products and multimedia elements
    • Feed in to the global news agenda by leading editorial operations as required
    • Continually develop expert knowledge of all media types (including social media) in the coverage area, ensuring that this source context features in output

    Are you the right candidate?

    • An excellent level of spoken and written English
    • Essential languages for this role are Arabic and/or Amharic and/or Tigrinya; any additional languages that are dominant in Africa’s media scene will be an added advantage
    • Experience as a Journalist with demonstrable news judgement
    • A thorough knowledge and understanding of the news and current affairs of sub-Saharan Africa
    • An interest in international news and media developments globally

    Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BBC World Service career website on careerssearch.bbc.co.uk to apply

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