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Multimedia Broadcast Journalist, BBC Afrique

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.

Role Responsibility

Based in our Dakar office, you will be part of 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.

The Ideal 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: 12 month fixed term contract (local terms and conditions)

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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