• Career Opportunities at BBC - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 14 March, 2018 Deadline: 27 March, 2018
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    The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of a historical and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is increasing its digital and TV operation for the Somali audience.

    BBC Somali operates a digital first strategy and publishes content online and social media platforms, alongside producing radio news and current affairs programmes in Somali. Our focus is to create world class digital content that makes sense of news and events in Somalia and its neighbouring region.

    Senior Broadcast Journalist (Digital)


    Job description

    Job Introduction

    We are looking for a Somali speaking, senior digital journalist to shape digital editorial development and delivery across all our digital platforms. You will be expected to help influence the growth of digital skills and approaches across the BBC Somali team.

    Role Responsibility

    BBC Somali thinks mobile first and you will be expected to use your extensive knowledge about the user experience to deliver exciting, visual journalism.

    The successful candidate will produce shareable content for online and social, including text stories, picture stories and videos. You will identify the latest apps, trends and digital story treatments which BBC Somali should be using.

    As a senior journalist you will take a lead around editorial problems, developing realistic, alternative strategies and approaches for yourself and your team. Line management duties will also be part of your role, including the development of staff.

    The Ideal Candidate

    • Significant recent experience as a digital journalist both in originating ideas and material and in editing the work of others.
    • A full command and up to date knowledge of spoken and written Somali as a first language.
    • A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
    • Excellent news and editorial judgment.
    • Ability to supervise the journalistic work of others and manage staff including assisting in their training and development. A good understanding of how to manage and motivate others.
    • Demonstrable track record of imaginative and advance understanding of social media and mobile platforms.

    For further information please read the job description which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

    Package Description

    Nine month fixed term contract

    Role based in Nairobi

    Local terms and conditions will apply

    Technical Support Specialist ( Engineer )


    Job description

    Job Introduction

    BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

    Role Responsibility

    Reporting to the Bureau Manager, for the running of the Nairobi Bureau technical operations and be responsible for the technical affairs in the Nairobi Bureau.

    You will provide a professional technical support service and office management to our Nairobi operations, spanning a variety of technologies, and within a service management culture.

    You are expected to have an excellent command of English, as well as technical knowledge across a variety of disciplines. You will be expected to have a thorough knowledge of broadcast engineering and/or operations.

    You will also be required to provide first line support, being guided by Engineering Operations in the UK, for the Bureaux IT infrastructure that consists mainly of a secure Windows based client/server topology. This enterprise-wide desktop is governed by the BBC in the UK with its technical partners. The bureau also uses locally, Apple-based products and some Linux-based products

    The Ideal Candidate

    • Fluent spoken and written English; excellent communications skills and ability to manage remote communication effectively.
    • An up-to-date knowledge of all relevant technologies, including camera, sound and studio equipment and practices, RF & satellite communications, digital broadcasting production techniques including audio/video capture and distribution and IP networks,
    • An appreciation of broadcast industry standards including video and audio encoding.
    • Excellent organizational skills. Experience of prioritizing own workload, the ability to self-manage under pressure to produce accurate work and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to present information clearly and concisely so that it easily understood by a variety of audiences.
    • Ability to understand and interpret data accurately and effectively.
    • Consistently pays attention to detail.
    • Ability to comprehend instructions and details but willing to question in order to clarify requirements.
    • Confident in own ability and judgment and willing to take the lead and be personally accountable.
    • Strong determination to succeed, whilst maintaining tact and diplomacy, even when faced with challenges and obstacles.
    • The ability to get ones message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.

    Method of Application

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

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