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Bilingual Reporter - Francophone Africa

Job Introduction

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 historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

The BBC is the world leader in broadcast newsgathering at the forefront of both the range of editorial coverage and technological innovation.

We are looking to recruit a Bilingual Reporter to work in Dakar on a continuing contract.

Role Responsibility

With excellent French and English language skills, you will have experience of field reporting, delivering creative output for digital and social media platforms.  An excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential, including a good understanding of a broad editorial agenda.  You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of the target region.  You will have good local contacts.  The ability to work under pressure and react to breaking news is essential.  You must be a self-starter, with a strong ability to work independently.

The successful candidate will be required to travel at short notice and may be needed to work across Africa, sometimes for several days and may be asked to work in hostile environments.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have an excellent command of English and French language (both written and spoken), with a strong journalistic and reporting background.  You must have a thorough knowledge of regional and international affairs.  You will have a strong broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality.  Experience of reporting in the field on issues in the target region is important. 

Package Description

Contract: continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Dakar, Senegal

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

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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