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Graphics Designer, BBC Africa TV

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

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

The Visual & Data Journalism team is a multi-platform unit within BBC News. The team brings together online designers, TV designers, developers and journalists to provide compelling visual coverage of the biggest and most significant stories.

We use our skill and creativity to engage and inform our audiences using information graphics, data visualisations, motion graphics and multimedia storytelling.

Role Responsibility

The Designer will develop and deliver content such as data visualisations, diagrams, maps and ideally animations, ensuring that this achieves the highest creative and editorial standards with adherence to BBC guidelines.

You will be responsible for translating user needs into innovative, inclusive, desirable and value adding digital experiences across multiple platforms. You work in collaboration with other Designers, Data Journalists, Visual Journalists and developers across platforms & languages.

Are you the right candidate?

We are looking for someone who has some previous experience of working as a motion graphic designer with an exciting show reel that demonstrates their passion for design with a keen eye for detail. You will be able to demonstrate creative graphic solutions and be inquisitive about design innovation and curious about technology developments.

You will need to be able to show a competent understanding of motion design using Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.


Package Description

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. 

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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