Reporter, Children's News - Dakar

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Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service has developed a news programme aimed at serving young Francophone audiences.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative Journalist to join our team and shape BBC Africa’s coverage for young people.

What’s New? (Which launched in 2018) seeks to explain and help children make sense of the world they are growing up in, through a weekly TV programme and digital content.  We cover news stories and features which are relevant to young people in our partner countries across the continent. 

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will begin by planning and commissioning content for our audience.

As the Reporter, you will be responsible for the clear and engaging presentation of news stories for Africa’s youth, including understanding the audience and the market’s needs.

This role reports to the Children’s News Editor in London and contributes stories, films and ideas, as well as feeding into the overall editorial and strategic ambition for the entire Children’s TV and digital services.

The Ideal Candidate

As Reporter you will need a proven strong knowledge of African news and current affairs with the ability to bring news to children in innovative ways that engage, excite and inspire.  You will have excellent writing skills and the ability to create fun, informative news content for children. Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of the audience requirements, and a good understanding of youth issues and the media interests of various age groups are needed as well as an understanding of BBC Africa and BBC World Service’s aims and objectives and the programme needs of other parts of the BBC.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Based in Dakar, Senegal

Local terms and conditions apply

Relocation assistance will be considered for this role

We will accept CV's in French

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

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.

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