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Senior Graphics Designer, BBC Africa

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

Job Introduction

BBC Africa aims to make, explain and connect African and global stories by providing a unique insight into the main stories of the day in original formats. The African service digital offer consists of websites, mobile sites and social media with all services providing multimedia content in text, video, interactive and audio for radio, online, TV, mobile and social media platforms.

Visual Journalism provides all the graphics for BBC television news. It is a 24-hour, 7 days a week operation.  The role may involve shift working which can include earlies, late weekends and Bank Holidays. The Nairobi team provides graphics for a wide variety of programmes including Business News, Health and Discussions. As part of BBC News Visual Journalism, we work alongside UX&D designers, CS developers and the Online Specials Team, and have regular meetings together.

This is a great opportunity for an outstanding, creative individual – a talented designer who is brimming with ideas and motion graphic design solutions.

Role Responsibility

In this ‘hands on’ role you produce motion graphics design and distinctive content on a variety of platforms for BBC Africa TV. You’ll work creatively every day with Editorial teams, producing video graphics, infographics and screen graphics for news output.

As a Senior Designer you will manage workloads, maintain regular contact with Creative Directors and will be accountable for the usability and accessibility of design deliveries.

Are you the right candidate?

We are looking for a highly experienced Motion graphic designer with proven experience of taking ideas from concept to finished product whilst driving forward creativity. You will have evidence of an extensive portfolio of consistently great work and experience of leading and motivating a team of designers.

It is essential that candidates have experience in delivering high quality motion graphics using Adobe After Effects.   

Please read the full job description for further information on this role. 

Package Description

Continuing (permanent) contract

Local terms and conditions apply.

Role based in Nairobi 

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

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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