BBC World Service Senior Broadcast Journalist –Radio Jobs in Kenya

BBC World Service Senior Broadcast Journalist –Radio Jobs in Kenya


Job Introduction

  • At the BBC, we believe our mission is to inform, educate and connect the audiences from Africa to the rest of the world.

  • BBC Great Lakes aims to deliver journalism in a lively and engaging fashion, with a focus on interactivity and the promotion of content across all platforms.

  • As one of our senior multi- media journalists, you’ll have a crucial role in leading our engagement with the audience.

  • By joining BBC Great Lakes, you’ll be a part of the team for a leading international broadcaster, the BBC World Service, which reaches more than 90 million people in Africa weekly on Radio, TV, Online language sites, Mobile and Social Media.

  • We broadcast to Africa in eight languages: English, French, Hausa, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Somali, Pidgin and Swahili.

  • We are looking for a Senior Broadcast Journalist with excellent spoken and written Kirundi, French and English languages to join our team in Nairobi.

    Role Responsibility

  • To work as part of the editorial team responsible for carrying out the main editorial, managerial and administrative tasks and to ensure output on radio and online.

  • You will supervise production work, ensure all output conforms to BBC editorial guidelines and is lively and interesting and of relevance to the target area.

  • Working alongside the Editor and together acting as a point of editorial reference, you will provide editorial leadership as required.

  • Training and day to day supervision of Producers and other production staff is part of this role as well as working as Duty Editor for specific broadcasts or periods of time, as required.

  • A fundamental part of this role is to ensure that the radio and online offer is engaging, coherent, upholds BBC News’ editorial values and further establishes BBC Great Lakes Service as ground breaking interactive media especially
    amongst our young and women audiences.

    Are you the Right Candidate?

  • A full command and up to date knowledge of Kirundi

  • Fluent in English and French, both in written and spoken form and the ability to communicate effectively

  • Wide, thorough and up to date familiarity with the areas to which the Service broadcasts and an in-depth understanding of the area/s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience

  • An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and how it is developing

  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs in the target area. A thorough knowledge of, and interest in, international and British current affairs, as they affect the target area/s

  • Excellent broadcasting voice and appropriate presentation style to communicate effectively with the listeners

  • Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style, appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media

  • Good keyboard/basic computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment is essential. Familiarity with the Internet and an awareness of the potential of new technology is desirable

  • Substantial recent experience as a broadcast or print journalist

  • Knowledge of NGOs and international organisations working in the Great Lakes Region

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC World Service Senior Broadcast Journalist –Radio Jobs in Kenya


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