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  • Posted: Mar 26, 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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    Broadcast Journalist - Africa TV Business

    Role Responsibility

    With excellent English 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

    To be considered for this role you will have the following;

    • An excellent command of English and Swahili language (both written and spoken).
    • A strong journalistic and business reporting background. 
    • A network in the business sector. 
    • A 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.

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    Broadcast Journalist - Africa TV Health

    Job Introduction

    World Service Language Services is a key provider of content for the BBC’s global news operation providing news and content in 41 languages across all platforms for both UK and international audiences. Increasingly we are a digital first service – honing video, digital, mobile and social content for our audiences. The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. BBC Africa 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.

    Role Responsibility

    In this role you will offer original and creative ideas for multimedia content for Africa TV audiences, as well as radio and online audiences. You will report, research, write, edit and adapt stories and will be responsible for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes.

    Although the roles focus on TV output, you can expect to be involved in all aspects of multimedia journalist, including presenting, interviewing, writing for the web and developing our social media offer.

    Our multi-media output is varied but with a strong emphasis on regional and international news and current affairs.Tight deadlines and news updates are the norm, and the ability to enjoy and thrive in such a fast-paced production environment is a quality we look for in all prospective staff.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The successful candidates will have proven track record of producing stories and programmes for TV.

    • You will have substantial experience as a journalist and experience of reporting in the field, on African political, economic, sport and social issues.
    • You'll also have experience in reporting in Swahili as well as English along with having an excellent broadcasting voice and strong presentation skills are essential; we are looking for people who can perform with flair.

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

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


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

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