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Bilingual Reporter, Africa TV

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As part of the World Service Language Services, BBC Africa newsgathering teams provide news reports, pictures and audio material from Africa to all BBC News programmes and services - both in the UK and internationally - in English and other languages.  This content is of the highest possible editorial and technical standard, which in turn provides the best value for money for BBC audiences around the world.   BBC Africa newsgathering teams have to ensure that in the face of increasing competition, BBC News is the world leader in newsgathering and is at the forefront of both its editorial coverage and technological innovation in broadcasting and digital services.

You will also be called upon to support editorial teams across Africa w2020.

This would be a fantastic development attachment opportunity for an internal candidate who seeks exposure to a role of this nature and has right to work in Tanzania.  


Role Responsibility

You will provide quality, informative programmes and reports in English and Kiswahili for BBC Television, Radio and Digital news programmes.

You will report on all aspects of national political, economic and cultural life in Tanzania and East Africa and potentially travelling across the region. You will stay well briefed on the region in order to report and comment with authority, reporting in both English and Kiswahili.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Experience as a Reporter/Journalist including reporting assignments abroad.
  • Notable TV experience
  • An excellent level of spoken and written and broadcast English and Kiswahili.
  • Experience of reporting on live/breaking news.
  • Knowledge of the key editorial and audience priorities for the range of global and UK output.
  • Sound knowledge of Tanzania including political, economic and security developments in the region.
  • A thorough knowledge of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines.
  • A highly developed news and current affairs judgement.
  • A thorough understanding of the output of BBC News in English and Kiswahili.
  • A thorough understanding of the range of platforms and formats.
  • A high level of editorial awareness and judgement.

Package Description

Contract: 1 x 3 month fixed term contract/development attachment

Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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

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