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Video Journalist - BBC Somali

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 has increased its digital operation for the Somali audience and also introduced a daily Somali TV news programme. We are looking for a Digital journalist with excellent written and spoken Somali to join the team in Nairobi at this critical time.

BBC Somali Service operates a digital first strategy, publishing content online and on social media platforms, alongside producing radio news and current affairs programmes in Somali. The service’s focus is to produce world-class digital content that makes sense of news and events in Somalia and its neighbouring region for our local and global audiences.

A career at the BBC offers you an opportunity to tell stories that can change lives and at BBC Africa it is our ambition to showcase the diversity of ideas and aspirations from across the continent.

Role Responsibility

Working closely with other Journalists in the service, the successful candidate will create digital content in multiple formats including audio and video. You will use your knowledge of the digital media market to produce interesting news content for our website and social media platforms.

You will work across all digital platforms to ensure the highest quality content is created for our audiences and conforms to BBC Values and editorial standards.

Are you the right candidate?

You will be an experienced journalist with practical knowledge of the digital media market and the ever changing way audiences consume news.

It is essential that you are fluent in Somali and English, both written and spoken. This position requires a solid current knowledge of Somali news and current affairs and an understanding of audience needs across the continent.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Based in Nairobi, Kenya

Local terms and conditions apply 

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

About the BBC

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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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