Broadcast Journalist (Digital), BBC Africa
The BBC World Service has grown its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from six to 12 and investing in modern TV and Digital production facilities. The BBC’s digital journalism in Africa is an expanding field and our ambition is for our content to reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa.
We have an exciting opportunity to create new forms of digital storytelling and journalism that reaches 111 million people in Africa. As a Broadcast Journalist you will join a new multi-disciplinary digital team in Nairobi made up of news gatherers, designers, software developers and social media specialists who will be working with journalists working across 12 language services.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Journalist to ensure that the best material from African language services is represented on the BBC’s English language news site and the Africa Live Page, bbc.com/africalive. You will be responsible for selecting, researching, writing and editing the best stories, while ensuring that they adhere to editorial values through rigorous fact checking and subbing of copy.
You will also work closely with teams in London and the rest of BBC Africa to improve the coverage of African news on the BBC News website.
Are you the right candidate?
You will be an experienced journalist with a track record of creating digital journalism in a breaking news environment.
It is essential that you have a thorough understanding of media law and demonstrable experience in subbing copy to the highest editorial standards.
You will be an innovator, somebody who can think outside the box to develop creative strategies to support, enhance and engage our audiences across Africa and internationally.
Contract: Continuing (permanent) contract.
Local terms and conditions apply.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya.
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