BBC Africa – Senior Presenter.

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Job Introduction

BBC Africa draws on its extensive network of journalists to deliver the biggest stories from across the continent and its diaspora.  The service 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.

The African service digital offer consists of websites, mobile sites and social media with all services providing multimedia content in text, video, interactive and audio for radio, online, TV, mobile and social media platforms.

The Breakdown is BBC Africa’s weekly programme offering a 360 degree view of the coronavirus pandemic.

We are looking for a Senior Presenter with English and Swahili language skills to join our team based in Nairobi.  This is an attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months.

Role Responsibility

Your role is to produce and present live content for The Breakdown.  You will broadcast in English, in a timely, authoritative and engaging manner, ensuring you meet the BBC’s editorial guidelines and rigorous journalistic standards.  You will present to a wide audience, making complex issues accessible and comprehensible.  Presenting or co-presenting in both the studio or on location and reporting in the field on important events is a key part of this role.  You will make the best use of new technologies to deliver journalism to our audiences.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a senior journalistic role, with a track record of presenting on-air.  You will have a full command of English (written and spoken) with a broadcast-standard level of Swahili.  An authoritative microphone voice and the ability to conduct live and pre-recorded interviews is essential.  A track record of accuracy and impartiality and sound editorial judgement is important.

Package Description

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract: attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya

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About the Company

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. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

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.


Closing Date 31 August, 2021

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