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World Service Language Services is a key provider of content for the BBC’s global news operation providing news and content in 41 languages across all platforms for both UK and international audiences. Increasingly we are a digital first service – honing video, digital, mobile and social content for our audiences. 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. BBC Africa aims to make, explain and connect African and global stories by providing a unique insight into the main stories of the day in original formats.
In this role you will offer original and creative ideas for multimedia content for Africa TV audiences, as well as radio and online audiences. You will report, research, write, edit and adapt stories and will be responsible for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes.
Although the roles focus on TV output, you can expect to be involved in all aspects of multimedia journalist, including presenting, interviewing, writing for the web and developing our social media offer.
Our multi-media output is varied but with a strong emphasis on regional and international news and current affairs.Tight deadlines and news updates are the norm, and the ability to enjoy and thrive in such a fast-paced production environment is a quality we look for in all prospective staff.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidates will have proven track record of producing stories and programmes for TV.
You will have substantial experience as a journalist and experience of reporting in the field, on African political, economic, sport and social issues.
You’ll also have experience in reporting in Swahili as well as English along with having an excellent broadcasting voice and strong presentation skills are essential; we are looking for people who can perform with flair.
Band: Local Terms & Conditions Apply
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date 28 March, 2021
Any offer of employment with the BBC is conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya.