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  • Posted: Aug 20, 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, BBC News Content

    Role Responsibility

    Reporting to the News Editor, you will be responsible for producing content for all output with News Content correspondents and reporters in the region.  On occasion you will work in collaboration with World Service correspondents and reporters in Africa.  Together with the TV, Social Media and Multimedia desks, you will act as a point of editorial reference for journalists and correspondents, providing editorial leadership as required.  You will exercise your editorial judgement, creativity and flair to make original and compelling multimedia content.  You will also offer ideas for daily output and future diary events, suggesting new angles on existing stories and putting forward stories not yet covered. 

    The Ideal Candidate

    The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a senior journalistic role with evidence of field production experience.  You will have first class knowledge of news that appeals to an African audience.  A broadcast-level of English, written and spoken, is essential.  You will have notable experience of working across multi-platforms including TV, digital and radio.  You will have a wide range of contacts in your network.  In addition, you must have evidence of producing high-impact stories.  Knowledge of creating TV news programmes to the highest editorial standards is important.  You will have an in-depth knowledge of news and stories related to the East Africa region, with a full understanding of its history, politics, social and cultural issues.  A thorough understanding of the latest developments in storytelling is key. 

    Package Description

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Contract: attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months

    Local terms and conditions apply

    Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya

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    Senior Presenter, BBC Africa "The Breakdown"

    The Breakdown is BBC Africa’s weekly programme offering a 360 degree view of the coronavirus pandemic.

    We are looking for a Senior Presenter with English and Swahili language skills to join our team based in Nairobi.  This is an attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months.

    Role Responsibility

    Your role is to produce and present live content for The Breakdown.  You will broadcast in English, in a timely, authoritative and engaging manner, ensuring you meet the BBC’s editorial guidelines and rigorous journalistic standards.  You will present to a wide audience, making complex issues accessible and comprehensible.  Presenting or co-presenting in both the studio or on location and reporting in the field on important events is a key part of this role.  You will make the best use of new technologies to deliver journalism to our audiences.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a senior journalistic role, with a track record of presenting on-air.  You will have a full command of English (written and spoken) with a broadcast-standard level of Swahili.  An authoritative microphone voice and the ability to conduct live and pre-recorded interviews is essential.  A track record of accuracy and impartiality and sound editorial judgement is important.

    Package Description

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Contract: attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months

    Local terms and conditions apply

    Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya

    Method of Application

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