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 historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service has introduced a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.
The BBC is the world leader in broadcast newsgathering at the forefront of both the range of editorial coverage and technological innovation.
We are looking for a Journalist to join the team in Nairobi.
As a Journalist with the Afaan Oromo team, you must be fluent in Afaan Oromo. You will also expect to create content to maximise the BBC World Service’s impact and potential in Africa. The role will involve researching, interviewing original sources and writing reports, for the BBC Afaan Oromo's website in a range of formats. As well as being the first to respond to breaking news stories, you will help to produce and/or present the BBC’s live radio programme and create original and creative content to drive the BBC Facebook page and other social media platforms
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have recent and relevant experience as a journalist and have a full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Afaan Oromo. A good knowledge of English, both written and spoken is important. You will be able to create original content with the ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style for differing audiences and forms of social media. Experience of reporting, in the field, on political and economic issues would be advantageous.
Continuing (permanent) contract.
Local terms and conditions apply.
Role based in Nairobi.
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya.
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