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  • Posted: Dec 24, 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 Reporter (Business), Africa TV

    Job Introduction

    We are looking for a Business Reporter to join our team in Nairobi.

    Role Responsibility

    With excellent English and Swahili language skills, you will have experience of business reporting, delivering creative output for digital, TV and radio platforms.  Working closely with the London, Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg bureaux, you will prepare edited material either working in a self-op environment or with a craft editor to produce inserts and packages for the various outlets such as Business TV features, News bulletins, Online or social.  You will source and brief contributors for live and edited stories and interview them for broadcast and alert editors to breaking news, being ready to file accurate reports on the spot.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The successful candidate will have an excellent command of English and Swahili language (both written and spoken), with a strong journalistic and business reporting background.  A network in the business sector is essential.  Strong digital understanding and awareness of the latest broadcast technology and the ability to learn new skills is important.  You will have a strong broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality.  Knowledge of cameras to film professionally would be a distinct advantage.

    We are looking for candidates who can write online text pieces & analysis, are able to report live on developing stories and have a thorough understanding of young African audience needs and African business news affairs.

    Package Description

    10 month attachment / fixed term contract

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Local terms and conditions apply

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

    Method of Application

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

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