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Broadcast Journalist (Video) BBC Afrique Service

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

Job Introduction

Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, a relatively strong radio market and television migrating from analogue to digital.

Are you a creative and versatile journalist, with a strong understanding of what makes good digital video and how video is consumed on digital platforms? We're looking for a journalist who is a passionate evangelist for digital video storytelling. You’ll have eye for a good story and the ability to tell the digital stories in French. All candidates will be expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of digital platforms as well as video editing skills.

As part of the one of the biggest broadcasters in the world, BBC Afrique broadcasts on radio and TV to Africa and online on from London and Dakar, Senegal. The multi-media output is varied with a strong emphasis on regional and international news and current affairs.

Role Responsibility

Work with other members of the Afrique team and the wider BBC Africa newsroom to identify and produce creative and innovative video news content.

Re-version BBC material with a mobile audience in mind.

Research, storyboard and produce stories.

Create headlines and video teasers to promote our stories and reach to as wide an audience as possible.

Contribute ideas and angles to meetings on how to cover the main news of the day.

To show visual creativity in the use of pictures and graphics to illustrate and explain fast-moving events and complex stories.

Understand the video requirements of different social platforms.

Working to short deadlines for breaking and developing stories.

The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal candidate should have a full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken French. Experience of video production, editing and storytelling. In depth understanding of digital and social platforms - the BBC’s and others - and the different ways audiences are consuming news in Africa. Experience of using video editing software similar to Q-edit or FCPX.  Wide and up to date familiarity with the area/s to which the Service broadcasts including Africa and an in-depth understanding of the area/s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Local Terms and Conditions apply.



About the Company

We do not 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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