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    Journalist, BBC Afaan Oromo

     

    Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.

    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.

    Three of the new language services;  Afaan Oromo,  Amharic, and Tigrinya serve our audiences in Ethiopia and Eritrea.  They are based in Nairobi from where the BBC produces programmes for Kiswahili and Somali speaking audiences.

    The BBC Afaan Oromo Service is looking for a journalist for six month fixed term contract, to deliver a dynamic range of digital and radio content which will appeal to a young audience.

    Role Responsibility

    As a Journalist with the Afaan Oromo team, you must be fluent in Afaan Oromo. You will also expect to 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 Afaan Oromo’s 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 Afaan Oromo.  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

    Contract: attachment / fixed term contract for six months

    Local terms and conditions apply

    Due to the length of the contract, we are considering Kenyan nationals only at this point

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

    About the BBC

    We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

    Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

    We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

    We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

    Technical Operator (Sound)

     

    Job Introduction

    We are looking to recruit a Multi Skilled Technical Operator (sound) to support our objectives in Nairobi.

    Role Responsibility

    You will be required to carry out the necessary planning to ensure that all required facilities and arrangements are available in the gallery and on the studio floor (and where appropriate for outside). Co-ordinate assembly of all material required for programme and be responsible for handling problems encountered with live transmissions, taking account of editorial priorities and availability of Resources. Decide on which equipment is best suited to the editorial “style” sought as well as advising and guiding on story treatments in terms of production values and technical viability.

    Please see the full Job Description for more details.

    Are you the right candidate?

    • Able to communicate in English (written and spoken)
    • Experience of live sound mixing 
    • Experience of working as a technical operator in a live broadcast environment with a range of production genres
    • Sufficient level of audio and colour vision 
    • Rigging, derigging, testing, lining up and troubleshooting experience
    • Ability to operate studio equipment including mics, PA, FB, sound mixing consoles as well as cabling
    • Experience of operating baseband and file based routing and ingest systems
    • Good technical knowledge of digital media standards, codecs and production workflows and their dependencies
    • Good technical knowledge of broadcast systems & infrastructure and studio & OB facilities

    Package Description

    Contract: Continuing - full time

    Local terms and conditions apply

    Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nairobi. 

    About the BBC

    Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

    We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

    Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

    We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

    We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

    Method of Application

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

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