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Senior Broadcast Journalist (Multimedia) Discussion Programmes

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

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 is launching a range of programmes and digital content that will go beyond the hard news agenda to cover Discussions alongside other African content.



Role Responsibility

The Senior Multimedia Broadcast Journalist (Discussions) will have significant editorial responsibility and will be expected to plan, drive the creative vision and output the weekly TV show. The post holder will plan and produce video and TV packages, carry out desk top editing, produce graphics, and arrange for guests to appear on our output.

Are you the right candidate?

  • First class communication skills in written and spoken English. Ability to communicate effectively in Swahili or another African language is preferable.
  • Exceptional knowledge of news, current affairs and discussion, in particular stories that appeals to an African audience and excellent contacts.
  • Proven skills in creating TV programmes or visual content to highest standards.
  • Strong digital understanding and awareness.
  • Good team working skills both as a team leader and a team player.
  • Proven editorial judgement and the ability to make decisions under tight deadlines
  • Creativity and ideas generation.
  • Well-developed organisational skills and the ability to maintain a high standard of performance whilst under pressure.
  • An awareness of the latest broadcast technology.
  • An awareness of budget issues and delivering value for money.
  • Knowledge of the African media market and the changing needs of the audience.
  • Experience of making sound judgements on matters of editorial sensitivity.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of weekly and/or daily journalism.
  • A thorough knowledge of all the requirements of the BBC Producer Guidelines and Editorial policies.
  • Well-developed communication skills.
  • Strive for diversity of contributors, in terms of gender, ethnicity, disability and age.
  • Appreciate and demonstrate the BBC Values.
  • Resilience, determination, ambition, energy and enthusiasm.

Package Description

Location:   Nairobi

Reports to:  Near News Editor, BBC Africa

Contract:  Continuing

Grade:   Local terms and conditions

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. 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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