BBC Senior Journalist - BBC News Content Jobs in Kenya

BBC Senior Journalist - BBC News Content Jobs in Kenya

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 accountabilities

    • 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.

    • May be required to undertake on-air reporting, may be required to film and edit material for broadcast where appropriate.

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

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

    • 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 timeframe using available resources.

    • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and distributing best practices
    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


    • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based
    on substantial broadcast journalism experience.

    • Maximises 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.

    • 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 and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

    How to Apply

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