Video Journalist, BBC Afaan Oromo

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

Job Introduction

Africa’s media landscape is changing.  It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.

The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media.  The Afaan Oromo Service works closely with other new language services in Amharic and Tigrinya as part of the Horn of Africa team, to serve our audiences in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

We are now looking for a Video Journalist to join our team in Nairobi.  This is an attachment / fixed term contract for nine months.

Role Responsibility

The role of the Video Journalist is to produce, shoot and edit material, delivering highly shareable and engaging content for our Afaan Oromo and other East African audiences.  You will ensure content is published according to timelines and meets the highest editorial standards at all times.  You will also be responsible for location lighting, filming, editing, post production and product delivery.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a full command of Afaan Oromo (written and spoken) and a broadcast-standard of English.  Knowledge of other Ethiopian languages would be a distinct advantage.  Demonstrable knowledge in a journalistic background is essential.  Experience of digital newsgathering, original journalism, using various cameras and filing video from the field is important.  You will have a track record of filming and editing high quality video content, with knowledge of working with Final Cut Pro and other tools and applications as required.  A full understanding of current technical issues involved in production of video content and a demonstrable interest in new media technologies is important.

Package Description

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract: attachment / fixed term contract for nine months - local terms and conditions apply

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

About the Company

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