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  • Posted: Jul 23, 2020
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    The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting radio and television news, speech and discussions in 29 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays. It was announced in November 2016 that The BBC World Service will start broa...
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    Senior Journalist - Africa Eye

    Africa Eye produces 20 documentaries per year. The programmes are based on in-depth reporting that holds power to account. They tackle topics that are of intense interest and concern to audiences in Africa.

    Role Responsibility

    As the Senior Journalist for Africa Eye you will be developing distinctive, significant investigations and current affairs documentaries (30min and 1 hour) which achieve high levels of impact and appreciation amongst African audiences. You will be involved from the development of ideas, through the creative process of gathering material, to the editing and delivery of outstanding content.

    With editorial innovation you will be developing great digital and TV content whilst managing budgets and observing tight financial targets. It will be your responsibility to make sound judgements on matters of editorial sensitivity.

    Are you the right candidate?

    To be the ideal candidate you will have an extensive track record of work in the Sub-Saharan Africa, with at least 2 years working on African content or on the continent itself with a thorough knowledge of African news and international current affairs.  You will have a good working knowledge of long form and short form production techniques suitable for television, digital video, online and other formats.

    You will have experience in the management of complex short-form news and social rollouts for long-form programmes.

    It is preferable you have experience in undercover filming with experience of working with undercover teams, deploying teams into hostile environments.

    You will need experience in managing budgets and observing tight financial targets.

    Method of Application

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