BBC World Service Multimedia Journalist Jobs in Kenya

BBC World Service Multimedia Journalist Jobs in Kenya

[Job introduction

  • BBC World Service is a global multimedia broadcaster, a part of BBC News, delivering language services around the world, to many parts on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays. BBC Swahili is among ten other language services broadcasting to Africa attracting a weekly audience of nearly 100 million across Radio, TV, Digital and Social Media.

  • BBC Swahili Service operates a digital first strategy, publishing content online and on social media platforms, this alongside producing radio news and current affairs programmes in Swahili. The service’s focus is to produce world-class digital content that makes sense of news and events for our local and global audiences.

    Main Responsibilities

  • We are looking for multimedia journalists with skills in reporting across all platforms and mainly on radio & digital, with presenting and producing skills to work for BBC Swahili.

  • You will need to be proficient in Kiswahili and also be able to write, reversion/translate English text into Kiswahili.

  • As a Journalist with the BBC Swahili team you will originate research, prepare, produce and present programs, items, packages, interviews, discussions, background, analysis and features, for radio, TV, online and social media platforms. You will be involved in creating digital video for our website and social platforms, and writing for our website to promote our content and engage with our audiences.

    Other Duties include:

  • To research, report, write, translate, edit, reversion or adapt stories or programme material for broadcasting and online publication. To find contributors and interviewees as well as other sources of material and/or actuality, as appropriate
    and to the required specification whilst maintaining professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC Editorial Guidelines. To ensure the availability of required production facilities.

  • To perform at the microphone, edit and voice packages, conduct interviews and chair discussions and act as a participant in other productions, whether live, pre-recorded or on location.

  • To offer ideas for items, programmes/series and online output and to actively contribute to the editorial planning process. To suggest new angles on existing stories, means of moving the story on, and to put forward stories not yet covered.

  • To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required. To be able to freshen, and reversion a story. To be responsible for thinking through and around editorial problems, developing realistic alternative strategies and approaches.

  • To understand the department’s strategy and to suggest ideas appropriate to its distinctive style and content.

  • To be responsible for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes. To respond to breaking stories whilst on air and to resolve technical difficulties.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; BBC World Service Multimedia Journalist Jobs in Kenya

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