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Broadcast Journalist (Digital), BBC Great Lakes

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

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 historical and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is increasing its digital operation for the Great Lakes audience.

BBC Great Lakes Service operates a digital first strategy, publishing content online and on social media platforms, this alongside producing radio news and current affairs programmes from London. The service’s focus is to create world-class digital content that makes sense of news and events in Great Lakes region for our local and global audiences.

We are looking for a Digital journalist with excellent written and spoken Kirundi and English  to join the team in Nairobi.

Role Responsibility

You will create digital content in multiple formats such as audio, video and test and will promote our digital content on the BBC Great Lakes websites and social media platforms.

You will produce accurate, informed and interesting original content and will also reversion and edit existing stories for an ever-growing digital audience.   

Are you the right candidate?

You will be an experienced digital journalist with a passion for social media and online news. You will have a track record of producing quality content, with proven editorial judgement and the ability to create content which informs, educates and entertains. Additional training will be provided.

 It is essential that candidates are fluent in Kirundi and English, both written and spoken. Some knowledge of the French language is desirable but not essential.

Finally, you will have an interest and in the developments in the digital market in the Great Lakes area, in East Africa, in Africa and the world.

Please read the full job description for further information about this role. 

Package Description

Continuing (permanent) contract

Role based in Nairobi

Local terms and conditions apply 

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



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 important to us. Please make sure you have read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You will 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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