BBC Africa Senior Broadcast Journalist - Digital - Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

BBC Africa Senior Broadcast Journalist - Digital - Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Job title
  • Senior Journalist]
    Job family Journalism
    Job purpose

    Responsible for an area of output, including editorial control, reporting, selection and
    compilation of material, production, leading teams and planning and implementing effective
    use of resources.

    Key Responsibilities and Account-abilities

  • Responsible for originating and producing stories which may include scripting,
    editing, outputting, filming and presenting content across a range of BBC output.
  • Commission and select relevant materials ensuring they meet expectations of our
    audiences and adhere to the BBC’s editorial guidelines.
  • As required, to allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional
    contribution of staff and the quality of output.
  • Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output
    reflects the audiences we serve.
  • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required time frame using available resources.
  • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices are shared between teams.
  • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
  • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC Health and Safety policy.

    Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience
    Essential

  • A thorough understanding of production methods used in BBC News and the ability
    to adapt to new media.
  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on
    substantial journalistic experience.
  • Exploits opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest
    extent.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts
    as necessary.
  • Ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make
    challenging broadcasting in the most cost effective manner.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands
    how individual differences
    can benefit the BBC.

    Job Description
  • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors
    such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with
    accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media
    suitable for multimedia output.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to
    meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how it applies to broadcasting.

    Job impact

    Decision making

  • Significant level of responsibility.
  • Exercises autonomy but seeks guidance where necessary.
  • No formal management responsibility but may informally manage more junior staff.

    Scope
  • A senior journalist covering a wide range of journalism activity, with significant experience
    and responsibility for programme/content creation.

    Other Information

    Definition: Content

  • This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal account-abilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance.
  • This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC Africa Senior Broadcast Journalist - Digital - Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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