BBC World Service Journalism Researcher - BBC Africa Jobs in Kenya

BBC World Service Journalism Researcher - BBC Africa Jobs in Kenya

Job Introduction

  • The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.

  • We are looking for a Researcher who will support this expansion by gathering information and updates, as well as selecting stories which will provide unique insights to users.

    Role Responsibility

    Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • To feed identifying new ways to deliver content relevant to all Africa users

  • To monitor online, TV, radio, newspapers and social media across Africa, and produce tip-offs, news updates, media reviews and background information on relevant stories

  • To maintain an up-to-date database of contacts, organisations and source information from the target area, using the best technology for gathering and organising information

  • Play a role in the planning and strategic development of research as appropriate

  • Contribute to story ideas and new angles on emerging narratives and long-running stories, including from a data perspective

  • Actively seek feedback from our users on our research offering; work with the Senior Broadcast Journalist/Editorial Lead and the rest of the team to interpret this and respond in a timely manner

  • To collaborate with journalists
    on creating engaging and innovative products

    The Ideal Candidate

  • To be successful in this role you must have an excellent level of spoken and written English. Swahili or another African language is desirable.

  • You will have an understanding of the relevant user groups and target markets with the ability to understand and identify the needs of business audiences.

  • In particular, you will have an excellent understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media content.

  • Expertise in the collection, processing, analysis and visualisation of data (possibly including basic programming skills) is required as well as a passion for African business.

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC World Service Journalism Researcher - BBC Africa Jobs in Kenya

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