BBC World Journalist - Planning - BBC Africa Jobs in Kenya

BBC World Journalist - Planning - BBC Africa Jobs in Kenya

Job Introduction

  • Africa’s media landscape is changing.

  • It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.

  • The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media.

  • Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million across various platforms.

  • Over the past four years, the BBC World Service has expanded its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from 6 to 12.

  • Three of the new language services, Amharic, Tigrinya and Afaan Oromo, are serving our audiences in Ethiopia and Eritrea, as well as a large Diaspora community.

  • There is a strong emphasis on reaching and connecting with young audiences.

  • We are now looking for an excellent Planning Broadcast Journalist with strong digital journalism, language and organisational skills to join our planning team.

    Role Responsibility

  • The Planning Broadcast Journalist will help and support the three Horn of Africa services in the coverage of Ethiopia and Eritrea in the most innovative, cost-effective and relevant manner primarily for Amharic, Tigrinya and Afaan Oromo, but also for the wider pan-African Hub.

  • You will support the three service editors in coordinating breaking news coverage and in particular liaising with them to ensure deployments and sharing of material across the wider BBC.

  • You will also work with East Africa Planning SBJ to plan the production of longer term digital content across the region.

  • You will work with Services Editors to research and plan big interview bids which are relevant to the target area.

  • You'll also support reporters in delivering timely and standout coverage for BBC platforms in the three languages, as well as other languages in the region.

  • You will be responsible for setting and managing realistic deadlines.

    Are you the Right Candidate?

  • You will have experience within a digital media environment.

  • Fluent in English and at least one of Amharic, Tigrinya and
    Afaan Oromo, you will have experience of delivering creative output.

  • Field reporting experience is an advantage.

  • An excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential; so also a good understanding of a broad editorial agenda.

  • You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, and a good understanding of the complexities of the Horn of Africa region.

  • Ability to work under pressure and react to breaking news is essential.

  • Organisational skills are required.

  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya.

    About the BBC

  • We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it.

  • Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

  • Diversity matters at the BBC.

  • We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

  • We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.

  • The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

  • We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

  • We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

    How to Apply

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

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