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 Job Reference: BBC/TP/623869/51933
 Number of Positions: 1
 Contract Type: Permanent
 Salary: Local terms and conditions
 Closing Date: 28/02/2021
 Job Category: Journalism
 BBC Region / Division: News & Current Affairs
 BBC Business Unit: News - Monitoring
 Location: Nairobi

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Location: BBC Offices, Nairobi, Kenya

Local terms and conditions apply

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

Job Introduction

BBC Monitoring is recruiting Digital Journalists to join its specialist teams, including those which require Arabic, as well as Amharic/Tigrinya language capability, and those with excellent idiomatic English writing and editing skills at its offices in Nairobi.

BBC Monitoring offers open source monitoring of TV, radio, print and digital media around the world. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation and provides content for BBC output and a range of other customers.

Click here for further information on the service BBC Monitoring provides:  https://monitoring.bbc.co.uk/

Main Responsibilities

As a Digital Journalist, you’ll play a pivotal role in meeting the needs of BBC Monitoring’s users by identifying news and key insights based on the monitoring of vernacular sources - TV, radio, newspapers and social media - across Africa.  You will produce engaging content in English and cover many news stories, including breaking news.  You will work a shift pattern, feed into the global news agenda, acting as a point of reference on sub-Saharan Africa. 

You'll use a variety of tools and techniques to mine the media for story ideas, identify emerging trends and narratives and contribute to advance planning for coverage of key events.

Are you the right candidate?

You'll have experience as a journalist and excellent writing skills in idiomatic English. You’ll be able to record accurately, to report impartially, to provide context as necessary and to ensure all output is consistent with the BBC’s editorial guidelines.  You’ll have a thorough understanding of Africa’s media environment and a good knowledge of the political, cultural, religious and economic factors significant in the region.  You’ll be able to track breaking news and emerging trends in social media.

You are willing and able to embrace new ways of working,  to continually develop yourself and others around you and to actively seek feedback. You have good inter-personal communication skills and can work collaboratively with team members and with other parts of the BBC.

You will need complete fluency in either Arabic or in both Amharic and Tigrinya We are also looking for excellent English-language editors – in which case a desirable language (listed as follows) would be an advantage: Arabic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Amharic and any other language dominant in Africa’s media scene.

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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