BBC Africa Business – Senior Journalist (Reporter).

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Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.  As part of a historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new Business daily and weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside existing African business output.

We are now recruiting a Senior Journalist with a Business background to join our team in Nairobi.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Business Editor, Africa, your role will be to support the new Africa Business Unit and launch new business video and TV products for local audiences.  You will put together creative Business programmes and content, offering new angles and deeper exploration to stories, interviews, profiles and digital content.  We want you to help shape BBC Africa’s Business agenda, setting an example for the team follow in order to inspire our audiences.  You will plan, structure, write and produce content for multiple platforms to the highest editorial standards and oversee the work of others.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a senior journalistic role, with excellent English language skills (written and spoken).  Knowledge of Swahili or another African language would be preferable.  You must have excellent knowledge of business in Africa and internationally, with a strong understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media business coverage.  You will be skilled in planning and producing TV and video packages for a variety of platforms, with the ability to demonstrate strong editorial judgement.  Digital skills are essential.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing (permanent) Contract.  Local terms and conditions apply.

Role based in Nairobi 


Closing Date 30 November, 2021

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

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  




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