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The BBC is looking for a: Senior Journalist - Digital based in Dakar, Senegal


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The BBC has advertised a job for a senior digital journalist based in Dakar, Senegal




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.

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 seeking a passionate and creative digital journalist to help lead our editorial output from Dakar. You will drive the growth of our digital audience through effective commissioning and creation of high-quality content across multiple platforms. Your primary area of responsibility will be managing the BBC Afrique web site. You will be skilled at spotting and developing unique story ideas and optimizing content for maximum reach and impact. You will spot, report, write, adapt and edit stories for and about francophone Africa while adhering to BBC editorial policy through rigorous fact-checking and content subbing.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will be fluent in French as first or equivalent language with a good knowledge of English, including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively and translate material from English to French and vice versa. You will have significant recent experience as a digital journalist at a senior level in news, both in originating ideas and creating high-performing material, and in commissioning and editing the work of others. Knowledge of content management systems, SEO and audience analytics and engagement, as well as how to boost audience growth through our story choice and storytelling is also essential.

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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