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, Amharic, Afaan Oromo 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 is looking for a team of excellent journalists to deliver a dynamic range of digital and radio content which will appeal to a young audience.
As a Journalist with the Amharic team, you will 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 Amharic 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.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have recent and relevant experience as a journalist/reporter and have a full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Amharic with a good knowledge of English, both written and spoken. 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 beneficial
Division: BBC World Service
Reports to: Editor, BBC Amharic
Intended assessment dates: 15th and 16th November 2018
Intended interview dates: 20th November 2018
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya
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