Broadcast Journalist – Africa Tv Business At Bbc World Service
Broadcast Journalist – Africa Tv Business At Bbc World Service 1 PositionEmploi Recruitment
The BBC World Service is the world’s largest international broadcaster, broadcasting radio and television news, speech and discussions in 29 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays. It was announced in November 2016 that The BBC World Service will start broadcasting in Igbo, Nigerian Pidgin, Yoruba and Amharic among others in its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The World Service reached 210 million people a week (TV, radio and online) on average in 2015. The English-language service broadcasts 24 hours a day.
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 an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service launched new business daily and weekly TV programming and innovative digital content in English, Swahili and French.
We are looking for a Broadcast Journalist to join our team in Nairobi.
With excellent English language skills, you will have experience of business reporting, delivering creative output for digital, TV and radio platforms. Working closely with the London, Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg bureaux, you will prepare edited material either working in a self-op environment or with a craft editor to produce inserts and packages for the various outlets such as Business TV features, News bulletins, Online or social. You will source and brief contributors for live and edited stories and interview them for broadcast and alert editors to breaking news, being ready to file accurate reports on the spot.
The Ideal Candidate
To be considered for this role you will have the following;
- An excellent command of English and Swahili language (both written and spoken).
- A strong journalistic and business reporting background.
- A network in the business sector.
- A digital understanding and awareness of the latest broadcast technology and the ability to learn new skills is important.
- You will have a strong broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality. Knowledge of cameras to film professionally would be a distinct advantage.
We are looking for candidates who can write online text pieces & analysis, are able to report live on developing stories and have a thorough understanding of young African audience needs and African business news affairs.
- Permanent Contract
- Based in Nairobi, Kenya
- Local terms and conditions apply
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having or securing the right to work in Kenya.