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Job Description

Contract: Fixed Term – Full Time. (6 Months FTC or Attachment).   Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Nairobi – Kenya  

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in  **Kenya** 

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.  The BBC has a major hub based in Nairobi, covering East Africa and across the continent. This includes an editorial, digital innovation team in Nairobi that has a mandate to create innovative and engaging digital content for African and global audiences.

We are looking for an experienced Journalist to help build on the success of the digital news desk.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

A Journalist on the BBC Digital News team will be expected to write sharp news stories or produce timely digital video – with rigour, context and flair. Tasks could range from jumping on breaking news to chasing leads and interviews to move a story on to researching and writing a sidebar. Journalists will monitor social media, search trends and audience data and use that to improve our storytelling and help us reach new audiences. Journalists will be expected to contribute ideas in editorial meetings around the most useful and creative approaches to our big stories, including the best formats and visual treatments. A key part of the role will be to work closely with BBC colleagues across Africa to ensure the best of their radio, TV and online content is prominent on the news website and relevant social media platforms.

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

The successful candidate must have:

  • Recent experience of producing accurate, engaging and fast-paced news for digital audiences
  • A track record of generating original ideas and chasing leads to produce impactful stories 
  • Strong writing skills
  • A proven understanding of African news, current affairs and social media
  • Familiarity with using social media, search and audience data to improve storytelling and broaden coverage.
  • The ability to come up with angles and approaches to the big stories of the day that will help us reach new and diverse audiences 

Job Impact

Decision making High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone. No managerial responsibility. May be informally supported by junior staff i.e. Researchers, Coordinators and Assistants. Scope Covers a wide range of journalism activity, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.
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