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Kenya Correspondent

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Guardian Media Group (GMG) is a leading global media organisation, the publisher of the Guardian, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2021, the Observer and theGuardian.com, which attracts over 200 million global unique browsers each month. We are renowned for our ground-breaking independent journalism and our award-winning digital products.

We are now looking for a Kenya (East Africa) correspondent for a 9 month secondment or freelance contract, to report on the region, with special emphasis on development and health for all Guardian and Observer platforms, including daily news and analysis, news features, multi-media material, and material for non-news sections as required.

About The Role

  • Produce content (text, audio etc) for all our platforms
  • Work with international editors to identify and develop the best possible content
  • Keep the international editors informed of stories in development
  • Help develop innovative digital storytelling

 About You

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Kenya/ east Africa 
  • Strong track record of reporting and feature writing
  • Good understanding of requirements of international correspondents
  • Prior journalistic experience, working in a fast-moving news environment, preferably for a national newspaper or respected publication (print or online)

You can see the full job description here.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you’d love to take on this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th February 2022.

About Us
The Guardian offers a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year. 

We have a strong commitment to  your learning,  development and wellbeing, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.

It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more. 

We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events  groups and forums to get involved in. 

We value and respect all differences (seen and unseen) in all people at the Guardian. We aspire to have inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.

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