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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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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 (Reporter)

    Job Introduction

    The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.  As part of a historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new Business daily and weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside existing African business output.

    We are now recruiting a Senior Journalist with a Business background to join our team in Nairobi.

    Role Responsibility

    Reporting to the Business Editor, Africa, your role will be to support the new Africa Business Unit and launch new business video and TV products for local audiences.  You will put together creative Business programmes and content, offering new angles and deeper exploration to stories, interviews, profiles and digital content.  We want you to help shape BBC Africa’s Business agenda, setting an example for the team follow in order to inspire our audiences.  You will plan, structure, write and produce content for multiple platforms to the highest editorial standards and oversee the work of others.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a senior journalistic role, with excellent English language skills (written and spoken).  Knowledge of Swahili or another African language would be preferable.  You must have excellent knowledge of business in Africa and internationally, with a strong understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media business coverage.  You will be skilled in planning and producing TV and video packages for a variety of platforms, with the ability to demonstrate strong editorial judgement.  Digital skills are essential.

    Package Description

    Contract: Continuing (permanent) Contract.  Local terms and conditions apply.

    Role based in Nairobi 

    Method of Application

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

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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