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  • Posted: Dec 18, 2019
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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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    Journalist, Planning - BBC Africa

    Role Responsibility

     

    The Planning Broadcast Journalist will help and support the three Horn of Africa services in the coverage of Ethiopia and Eritrea in the most innovative, cost-effective and relevant manner primarily for Amharic, Tigrinya and Afaan Oromo, but also for the wider pan-African Hub.

    You will support the three service editors in coordinating breaking news coverage and in particular liaising with them to ensure deployments and sharing of material across the wider BBC. You will also work with East Africa Planning SBJ to plan the production of longer term digital content across the region.

    You will work with Services Editors to research and plan big interview bids which are relevant to the target area.  You'll also support reporters in delivering timely and standout coverage for BBC platforms in the three languages, as well as other languages in the region. You will be responsible for setting and managing realistic deadlines.

    Are you the right candidate?

    You will have experience within a digital media environment. Fluent in English and at least one of Amharic, Tigrinya and Afaan Oromo, you will have experience of delivering creative output. Field reporting experience is an advantage.

    An excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential; so also a good understanding of a broad editorial agenda. You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, and a good understanding of the complexities of the Horn of Africa region. Ability to work under pressure and react to breaking news is essential. Organisational skills are required.

    Package Description

    Continuing contract

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Local terms and conditions apply

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    Journalist - BBC Amharic Service

    Role Responsibility

     

    As a Journalist with the Amharic team, you will create content to maximise the BBC World Service’s impact and potential in Africa.  The role will involve researching, interviewing original sources and writing reports, for the BBC Amharic website in a range of formats. As well as being the first to respond to breaking news stories, you will help to produce and/or present the BBC’s live radio programme and create original and creative content to drive the BBC Facebook page and other social media platforms.

    Are you the right candidate?

    The ideal candidate will have recent and relevant experience as a journalist and have a full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Amharic.  A good knowledge of English, both written and spoken is important.  You will be able to create original content with the ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style for differing audiences and forms of social media.  Experience of reporting, in the field, on political and economic issues would be advantageous.

    Package Description

    Continuing contract

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Local terms and conditions apply

    Any offer of employment with the BBC will be 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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