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10 Apr 2018

Full-Time Senior Broadcast Journalist Jobs

BBC – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

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 is launching new Business daily and weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside existing African business output.

Role Responsibility

The Senior Multimedia Broadcast Journalist (Discussions) will have significant editorial responsibility and will be expected to plan, drive the creative vision and output the weekly TV show. The post holder will plan and produce video and TV packages, carry out desk top editing, produce graphics, and arrange for guests to appear on our output.


  • First class communication skills in written and spoken English. Ability to communicate effectively in Swahili or another African language is preferable.
  • Exceptional knowledge of news, current affairs and discussion, in particular stories that appeals to an African audience and excellent contacts.
  • Proven skills in creating TV programmes or visual content to highest standards.
  • Strong digital understanding and awareness.
  • Good team working skills both as a team leader and a team player.
  • Proven editorial judgement and the ability to make decisions under tight deadlines
  • Creativity and ideas generation.
  • Well-developed organisational skills and the ability to maintain a high standard of performance whilst under pressure.
  • An awareness of the latest broadcast technology.
  • An awareness of budget issues and delivering value for money.
  • Knowledge of the African media market and the changing needs of the audience.
  • Experience of making sound judgements on matters of editorial sensitivity.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of weekly and/or daily journalism.
  • A thorough knowledge of all the requirements of the BBC Producer Guidelines and Editorial policies.
  • Well-developed communication skills.
  • Strive for diversity of contributors, in terms of gender, ethnicity, disability and age.
  • Appreciate and demonstrate the BBC Values.
  • Resilience, determination, ambition, energy and enthusiasm.

Package Description

Reports to:  Near News Editor, BBC Africa

Contract:  Continuing

Grade:   Local terms and conditions

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Journalism. Job Types: Full-Time.


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