Journalism Researcher, BBC Africa

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

Job Introduction

BBC Africa is a multimedia operation with an extremely varied output focusing on African and Global audiences. It offers a unique service which delivers first class content about Africa for Africa and for the rest of the world. From covering breaking news, sport, arts, business and features to challenging decision makers and discussing issues which affect the daily lives of Africans, our programmes are delivered across a range of platforms. 

We are recruiting a Journalism Researcher who will provide research support for the Africa TV Women’s Discussions Programme "The She Word". The team produces up to 40 shows in English that are broadcast by partner stations across Africa. The team also leads coverage of topical Women's and Gender stories for BBC Africa news programmes.  Apart from the weekly production tasks for ‘The She Word’, this small team delivers its genre specific news content for BBC Africa TV, Radio and Digital platforms.

Role Responsibility

You will play a critical role in generating ideas and stories, creative treatment of programme segments, discussion and coverage of women's issues from across the continent.  You'll carry out in-depth background/subject research for TV, radio and digital platforms.  You will also build and maintain contact lists and databases, research and compile source data in to briefs for journalists and presenters.

Are you the right candidate?

You will need a proven record of contributing ideas for programmes, items and new treatments.  You'll need some experience in media research in television, radio, print journalism or online, including the ability to identify key ideas, debates and issues within a field.  You'll be fluent in English, written and spoken, and able to communicate at a high level.  A good understanding of issues affecting women is a key strength for this role.  We are looking for a strong team player who can work unsupervised and communicate efficiently.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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

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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. 

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