BBC Senior Journalist Online - Somali Service Jobs in Kenya

BBC Senior Journalist Online - Somali Service 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.

• We are looking for a senior digital journalist, to be in charge of BBC Somali Digital/ online, to shape digital editorial development and delivery across all our digital platforms and to help influence the growth of digital skills and
approaches across BBC Somali.

• You will oversee the development of BBC Somali digital in transforming the platform to offer original and distinctive journalism. You will curate the best visual storytelling stories for a diverse global Somali audience.

• As the senior member of the digital editorial team, you will help the service to build authentic connections between the BBC and its audience.

• As the senior digital champion you will liaise between the service and the wider BBC and communicate the BBC digital vision and industry
developments to the department.

• You will be reporting to Editor, Somali service and will be expected to cultivate relationships with the BBC Africa Planning teams and BBC News
website teams to ensure that BBC Somali Service digital content is effectively disseminated inside as well as outside the BBC.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

• You will be expected to lead a Online/digital team to optimize and develop sharable content. In order to do that you will need to have accurate editing and writing skills in Somali and also be able to reversion English text into Somali.

• You will be responsible for originating and producing stories (creatively) 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.

• In this highly visible
role you’ll be contributing your digital vision for the service with various key stakeholders.

• Authentic audience engagement is a key core requirement for our relationship with the audience.

• We know you’re passionate person who loves to stay connected the digital community and it’s that desire that we want to tap into. We can do this
because we hope through your understanding of how to incorporate analytics tools; we will see you implement an imaginative engagement approach.

• As required, to allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output.

• As the senior digital guru to the service, you will be the point of referencefor identifying
training needs for the team and the department.

• You’ll be working to develop transferable skills environment in the department.

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

• At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

Knowledge, skills, training and experience

Essential

• A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and editing/ subbing 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

  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC Senior Journalist Online - Somali Service Jobs in Kenya


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