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Journalist - BBC Afrique, Dakar

Job Introduction

As part of the one of the biggest broadcasters in the world, BBC Afrique broadcasts on radio and online via www.bbcafrique.com to Africa from London, England and Dakar, Senegal. Our output is varied with a strong emphasis on regional and international current affairs.

From covering breaking news, sport, arts, business, features and challenging decision makers to discussing the issues that affect the daily lives of Africans, our daily programmes are delivered across a range of platforms.

We are now looking for three talented journalists to join the team in our Dakar office. 

Role Responsibility

Based in our Dakar office, you will be part a busy journalistic team. Writing, translating and adapting material swiftly and accurately into French, in a style suited to radio, online and mobile journalism, you will also conduct interviews and reports.

As well as originating, researching, producing and presenting items, packages and interviews, you will also provide discussions, complete programmes, background, analysis and features for a range of media formats.

Are you the right candidate?

Substantial, recent and relevant experience as a journalist is essential and with that, you will have full command and up to date knowledge of French as a first or equivalent language and also a complete comprehension of written and spoken English.

We need your good broadcasting voice and your ability to acquire the appropriate presentation style. You will also have the ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and the style appropriate to differing audience. 

Package Description

Contract: Continuing (permanent).   

Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Dakar, Senegal.

Three vacancies available.

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Senegal. 

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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