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Journalism job alert: BBC is looking for radio journalist in Dakar

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Journalist, BBC Afrique

 Job Reference: BBC/TP/623869/51500
 Number of Positions: 1
 Contract Type: Permanent
 Salary: Local terms and conditions
 Closing Date: 18/12/2020
 Job Category: Journalism
 BBC Region / Division: News & Current Affairs
 BBC Business Unit: News - WSG World Service
 Location: Dakar

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Dakar, Senegal

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

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Questionnaire with opportunity to detail your experience

Job Introduction

BBC Afrique is part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the world’s largest public broadcaster. In Africa, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of more than 90 million people on Radio, TV, Digital, Mobile and Social Media. We currently broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, French, Somali, Swahili, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili and Arabic.

BBC Afrique produces a wide range of radio and digital content with an emphasis on regional and international current affairs. We help our audience better understand their world so they can take control of their future and live to the fullest.

Main Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced multimedia journalist to join our team in Dakar.

You will originate, gather, produce and present news and features content for and about francophone Africa while adhering to the BBC’s rigorous editorial standards.

You will primarily work across radio output, though you can expect to contribute to our digital output as well. 

Are you the right candidate?

  • Professional experience as a radio journalist. We are looking for dynamic and engaging on-air presentation, strong interview skills and multimedia production savvy, as well as experience with live news output.
  • A track record of producing engaging and impactful content for radio, online and/or social media
  • Creative story ideas and innovative treatments to make news  and engage underserved audiences, like women and young people
  • Demonstrable editorial judgement and a desire to report news and current affairs in a fair and unbiased way for a Francophone African audience.
  • French as first or equivalent language, as well as the ability to write and present on air to a high standard in French.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (written and spoken) and translate pieces from English to French and vice versa

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.



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