• Broadcast Journalists at BBC World Service - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 10 August, 2017 Deadline: 16 August, 2017
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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 broadcasting in Igbo, Nigerian Pidgin, Yoruba and Amharic among others in its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The World Service reached 210 million people a week (TV, radio and online) on average in 2015. The English-language service broadcasts 24 hours a day.
     

    Broadcast Journalist (Afaan Oromo)

     

    Role Responsibility

    • To research, interview original sources and write reports, analysis and features for the BBC Afaan Oromo website in a range of formats.
    • To help produce and/or present the BBC’s live radio programme.
    • To respond to breaking stories whilst on air and to resolve technical difficulties.
    • To create content to drive the BBC Facebook page and other social media platforms.
    • To be able to conduct interviews in audio and video on request, on phone or face-to-face, with authority and in-depth knowledge about the region.
    • To ensure that all output material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBC.
    • To use journalistic skills and experience to suggest new angles on existing stories, means of moving the story on, and to put forward stories not yet covered.
    • To use editorial skills as appropriate to edit, write and adapt the material for the outputs on Facebook and other relevant platforms as required whilst maintaining professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC’s Producers guidelines.
    • To create material for all multimedia outputs, including text stories, audio bulletins and – with appropriate training – video reports for both BBC Afaan Oromo online and Facebook or other social media platforms
    • To ensure that BBC Editorial principles of balance and impartiality and all relevant legal, contractual and copyright requirements are met, referring upwards in cases of difficulty or doubt.
    • To build and maintain links with other areas of the BBC, including BBC World Service Online and BBC News, to enable the efficient production of content.

    The Ideal Candidate

    • A full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Afaan Oromo.
    • A good knowledge of English, including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
    • Wide and up to date familiarity with the target area and an in-depth understanding of its history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.
    • Recent and relevant experience as a journalist and/or reporter would be preferable but not essential.
    • Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of social media.
    • A good broadcasting voice and the ability to acquire an appropriate presentation.
    • Able to demonstrate a good range of contacts for interview purposes from all walks of life.
    • Good keyboard/computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment. Practical experience and extensive knowledge of the Internet and an understanding of the potential of new technology is essential.
    • A thorough knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs in the target area as well as a good knowledge of and interest in, international and regional affairs.

    Broadcast Journalist (Amharic)

     

    Role Responsibility

    • To research, interview original sources and write reports, analysis and features for the BBC Amharic website in a range of formats.
    • To help produce and/or present the BBC’s live radio programme.
    • To respond to breaking stories whilst on air and to resolve technical difficulties.
    • To create content to drive the BBC Facebook page and other social media platforms.
    • To ensure that all output material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBC.
    • To use journalistic skills and experience to suggest new angles on existing stories, means of moving the story on, and to put forward stories not yet covered.
    • To use editorial skills as appropriate to edit, write and adapt the material for the outputs on Facebook and other relevant platforms as required whilst maintaining professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC’s Producers guidelines.
    • To create material for all multimedia outputs, including text stories, audio bulletins and – with appropriate training – video reports for both BBC Amharic online and Facebook or other social media platforms.
    • To propose ideas and help to create, produce and maintain BBC Amharic content, including making output interactive such as editing user comments.
    • To liaise closely with other team members and with contributors and reporters.

    The Ideal Candidate

    • A full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Amharic.
    • A good knowledge of English, including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
    • Wide and up to date familiarity with the target area and an in-depth understanding of its history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.
    • Recent and relevant experience as a journalist and/or reporter would be preferable but not essential.
    • Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of social media.
    • A good broadcasting voice and the ability to acquire an appropriate presentation.
    • Able to demonstrate a good range of contacts for interview purposes from all walks of life.
    • Good keyboard/computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment. Practical experience and extensive knowledge of the Internet and an understanding of the potential of new technology is essential.
    • A thorough knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs in the target area as well as a good knowledge of and interest in, international and regional affairs.

    Package Description

    Grade: Local Term's and Condition's apply.

    Method of Application

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

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