BBC Journalist Jobs in Africa - Nairobi Kenya

BBC Journalist Jobs in Africa - Nairobi Kenya



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 new Health and Lifestyle weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside other African content.


All BBC Africa Health Journalists work across platforms on Television, and digital video production. They will also work across multimedia websites with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity and radio services


Responsibilities


  • To report, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt stories or programme material for BBC Africa Health and Lifestyle TV, radio and online audiences.
  • To offer original and creative ideas for multimedia content. To suggest new angles on existing stories and to put forward stories not yet covered.
  • To work with graphic designers to produce creative and original graphics sequences.
  • To maintain professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC’s Editorial guidelines.
  • To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required. To be able to freshen a story.
  • To be responsible for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes. To respond to breaking stories whilst on air and to resolve technical difficulties.
  • To tell stories in a compelling manner and capture human endeavour and connection, which appeals to audiences.



    Requirements


  • Fluent in written and spoken
    English and Swahili.
  • A good knowledge of what works on TV and digital platforms within the market.
  • Proven track record of coming up with ideas and seeing them through to delivery, ideally in a creative or media environment.
  • Exceptional knowledge of health and lifestyle, in particular stories that appeal to an African audience and excellent contacts.
  • Relevant experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others, is highly desirable.
  • Ability to write scripts and adapt with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.
  • An excellent broadcasting voice and strong reporting skills with the ability to perform with flair.
  • A demonstrable interest in working in a multimedia environment and in encouraging audience involvement.
  • First-hand experience of handling cameras and shooting video for professional purposes is desirable


    How to Apply:


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by Friday, 30th June, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; BBC Journalist Jobs in Africa - Nairobi Kenya


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