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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2019
    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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    Digital Journalist - Nairobi

    Job Introduction

    BBC Monitoring (BBCM) provides news and information based on our monitoring of open source media from over 150 countries in more than 70 languages. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation, with journalists based in the UK and in international bureau, and provides content for a range of BBC platforms.

    Our extensive operation enables us to provide insightful and reliable coverage of political, economic, security and media news.

    Our round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, digital media and news agencies is also provided to a wide range of users, including commercial clients.

    We are looking for 2 Digital Journalists to join our team in Nairobi.

    Role Responsibility

    • To produce engaging content in a range of different formats, on insight gained through monitoring TV, radio, newspapers and social media in the target area
    • To write news stories, edit articles and revise copy (including long form writing and translated material)
    • To come up with new, original and creative ways of telling stories and think of the best ways to integrate images (including video), graphics and data into BBCM's products in order to have a powerful visual impact
    • Ensure all output produced adheres to the highest journalistic standards and is consistent with BBC editorial guidelines
    • Actively seek feedback from BBCM’s users; work with the Editorial Leads/Senior Digital Journalists and the rest of the team to interpret this and respond in a timely manner
    • Come up with original ideas and creative treatments for ongoing and emerging narratives, including data-driven products and multimedia elements
    • Feed in to the global news agenda by leading editorial operations as required
    • Continually develop expert knowledge of all media types (including social media) in the coverage area, ensuring that this source context features in output

    Are you the right candidate?

    • An excellent level of spoken and written English, including outstanding spelling and grammar
    • Fluency in an African language would be an advantage
    • Excellent monitoring and editing skills, with the ability to deliver output that maintains the highest journalistic standards and is consistent with BBC editorial guidelines
    • Experience in generating and developing original story ideas and new products/services that capture and highlight emerging trends
    • Proven ability to drive the editorial agenda and shape day-to-day coverage, identifying new ways to deliver engaging, insightful content to all BBCM's users
    • A thorough knowledge and understanding of the news and current affairs of sub-Saharan Africa
    • An interest in international news and media developments globally
    • A passion for writing and a sharp eye for detail

    Package Description

    Contract: 6 month fixed term contract

    Local terms and conditions apply

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BBC World Service on to applyInterested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.
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