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The BBC is looking for a Journalist for its Swahili Service


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Closing Date: 08/09/2020

Package Description

Band: Local Recruit
Contract type: Continuing
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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

Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.

BBC Swahili Service operates a digital first strategy, publishing content online and on social media platforms, this alongside producing radio news and current affairs programmes in Swahili. The service’s focus is to produce world-class digital content that makes sense of news and events for our local and global audiences.

Main Responsibilities

You will originate research, prepare, produce and present programs, items, packages, interviews, discussions, background, analysis and features, for radio, TV, online and social media platforms. 

You will be involved in creating digital video for our website and social platforms, and writing for our website to promote our content and engage with our audiences.

You will work to the Senior Broadcast Journalist and Editor, Swahili service to ensure that any programme material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBC.   

Are you the right candidate?

We are looking for a multimedia journalists with skills in reporting across all platforms and mainly on radio & digital, with presenting and producing skills to work for BBC Swahili.

You will be versatile with proven journalistic skills, good broadcast voice, energy, creativity, flexibility and an in-depth understanding of the news, politics, culture and social issues relevant to Our Swahili audience.

In order to do that you will need to be proficient in Kiswahili and also be able to write, reversion/translate English text into Kiswahili.

About the BBC

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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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