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  • Posted: Sep 1, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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

    Job Introduction

    BBC News brings together Network News, English Regions and Global News’ English and Language Services to serve a large variety of audiences in the UK and around the world on many platforms.

    At the heart of this structure, BBC News Content provides news reports, pictures and audio material to all BBC News programmes and services - both in the UK and internationally - in English and other languages.  This content is of the highest possible editorial and technical standard, which in turn provides the best value for money for BBC audiences around the world.  

    BBC News Content has to ensure that in the face of increasing competition, BBC News is the world leader in newsgathering and is at the forefront of both its editorial coverage and technological innovation in broadcasting and digital services.

    We are looking for a Senior Journalist to join our team based in Nairobi.  This is an attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months.

    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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    Editor, Africa Business

    Job Introduction

    BBC Africa draws on its extensive network of journalists to deliver the biggest stories from across the continent and its diaspora.  The service aims to make, explain and connect African and global stories by providing a unique insight into the main stories of the day in original formats.

    The African service digital offer consists of websites, mobile sites and social media with all services providing multimedia content in text, video, interactive and audio for radio, online, TV, mobile and social media platforms.

    As part of a historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service launched new business daily and weekly TV programming and innovative digital content in English, Swahili and French.

    We are looking for an Editor to lead our Business Unit based in Nairobi.  This is a continuing contract.

    Role Responsibility

    As part of the senior editorial team, your role will be to lead the Africa Business Unit. You will need to have excellent knowledge of business affairs in Africa, global business, and a deep understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media business coverage as well as a real nose for original, creative journalism. 

    You will provide creative leadership and vision for the team.  You will have full editorial responsibility for the production of the Africa TV daily and weekly business programmes in English, Swahili and French. 

    This role is also responsible for managing the Africa Business team including recruiting and staff development.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in a senior journalistic capacity, with fluent Swahili and English language skills.  A working knowledge of French is an added advantage. You will have extensive editorial experience of online and digital, with the ability to develop and implement new approaches to programme structure and content. 

    Demonstrable experience of commissioning and bringing to broadcast compelling multi-platform stories related to business in Africa and African news and current affairs is essential.

    To succeed in this role you will need to be an experienced editor, able to build a collaborative and supportive team to deliver creative, high-quality business journalism that meets the editorial standards of the BBC and the specific requirements of our audiences. 

    Package Description

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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

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