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Journalist (Video), BBC Africa Digital

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

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service has grown its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from six to twelve and investing in modern TV and Digital production facilities.  The BBC’s digital journalism in Africa is an expanding field and our ambition is for our content to reach underserved audiences – such as younger and female audiences and more diverse demographics across Africa. 

We are looking to recruit two video journalists based in Nairobi to join the digital innovation team in Nairobi. The journalists will be responsible for gathering and producing original video for our digital platforms.

These are attachments / fixed term contracts for 12 months.

Role Responsibility

You will be required to create short and medium form digital content and remote produce social and digital content produced by reporters so that the final output is of highest quality.  You will be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people for video gathering in African countries.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced journalist and filmmaker, with a track record in originating, creating and curating social and digital content.  An understanding of African current affairs and the audience needs is important.  You will be able to use FCPX or equivalent video editing software and Photoshop to a high standard.  Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential.

Package Description

Location: Nairobi

Contract: two x attachments / fixed term contracts for 12 months

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya

About the Company

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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

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