BBC Journalist (Producer) - BBC Africa Jobs in Kenya

BBC Journalist (Producer) - BBC Africa Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose

  • Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for relevant output.

    Key responsibilities and accountabilities

    • Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research,
    write, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional

    • May be required to present the content on radio, TV or online. This might be live or recorded.

    • May include the production and presentation of programmes. This might be live or recorded.

    • Exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial

    • To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of
    video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit
    and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.

    • To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments in the BBC, to ensure
    that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld.

    • Take a lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate.

    • To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve.

    • To prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources available.

    • To produce engaging packages through a range of production skills.

    • 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

    • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques.

    • Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the
    BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage and the

    • Ability to use technology
    as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.

    • Understands how a team works effectively.

    • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.

    • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual
    differences can benefit the BBC.

    • Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting

    • 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 and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

    Additional job specific responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Must be bilingual (Proficient in at least two of these languages (French, English, Swahili) both written and spoken.

  • Has experience and knowledge in developing original business news content for multi-platforms (TV, Radio and Social/ Digital)

  • Ability to develop original business story concepts, script, coordinate a successful creative shoot with a production team, direct the shoot and edit the production, is an added advantage.

  • An individual who has strong production skills in TV content creation (News stories, Long form features, magazine shows and documentaries).

  • Knowledge and ability to use current video editing software like Final Cut.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC Journalist (Producer) - BBC Africa Jobs in Kenya

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