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Broadcast Journalist, Multimedia Children's News, Africa TV (English Language)

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

Job Introduction

As part of its new investment in content for Africa, the BBC is launching a new TV and Digital service for children which will explain and help them to make sense of the world they are growing up in. The content will include news stories and features and will tackle issues relevant to young people. We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative multimedia journalist to join our team and shape BBC Africa’s coverage for young people.

A career at the BBC offers you an opportunity to tell stories that can change lives. The aim of BBC Africa is to showcase the diverse ideas and aspirations from across the continent.

Role Responsibility

Working within BBC Africa’s children’s programming team you will play a crucial role creating engaging, youthful and relevant news and current affairs content.  This will involve creating digital video for our website and social platforms, and writing for our website.

You will also be responsible for the all aspects of news output including the production and presentation of live and recorded content, reporting, presenting, script-writing, packaging, translating, and compiling TV Bulletins.

Are you the right candidate?

In addition to sklls and experience stipulated in the job description you will have a strong journalistic background together with lots of ideas for how to engage children in the news. You must have a good feel for strong and distinctive stories and experience of producing content for multi-platform outlets.

A high level spoken and written English is essential.

Package Description

Job Title:         Broadcast Journalist (Multimedia) 

Department:    BBC Africa Service

Reports to:      Editor, Children’s News

Location:         London

Grade:             7

About the BBC

 “Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation”

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’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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