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Broadcast Journalist, BBC Great Lakes

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

Job Introduction

As part of the BBC’s Africa Hub, the Great Lakes Service was born 20 years ago as an emergency lifeline service for Rwanda and Burundi and has become a highly-respected provider of news and information in Kinyarwanda and Kirundi languages. We broadcast two 30 minute transmissions per day, covering the main regional and global developments. With contributions from correspondents on the ground, analysts and a wide variety of contacts, we have gained a significant audience for our current affairs programmes.

Role Responsibility

As a Broadcast Journalist, you’ll be involved in all aspects of multimedia journalism including presenting, interviewing, translating, writing, reporting and developing our interactivity and social media offer.  

The Ideal Candidate

Substantial, recent and relevant experience as a multimedia broadcast journalist is essential and with that, you will have complete fluency in Kinyarwanda or Kirundi with a good knowledge of English. You will also have the ability to write, adapt and translate content in styles suitable to differing audiences and forms of media. It’s essential that you have an up to date knowledge of Rwandan, Burundian and DR Congo current affairs as well as the changing needs of our audiences in this region.  In addition you will need to have a good broadcasting voice and presentation skills.

Underpinning all of these skills will be your flexibility, both in ability to work across platforms but also in working shifts to cover our programming requirements.


The maximum salary will be £49,804pa (including all allowances).



Package Description

Job title: Broadcast Journalist (Kinyarwanda/Kirundi languages)

Contract: 1 x 12 month attachment/FTC

Location: London

Grade: 7D

Salary: maximum of £49,804pa inclusive of allowances


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