Broadcast Journalist Multimedia, BBC Africa, Sport (French speaking)
All BBC Africa Sport Journalists work across platforms, on a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity and radio and TV services. The Multimedia Journalists will work as part of the editorial/production team in London for BBC Africa Sport and will meet the BBC’s high editorial standards. They will be responsible for the clear and engaging reporting or presentation of the weekly programme. On a daily basis they will report to a Senior Journalist. Shift work will be required which could include early/late shifts, weekends and public holidays.
- To report, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt stories or programme material for BBC Africa Sport TV, radio and online audiences.
- To offer original and creative ideas for multimedia content. To suggest new angles on existing stories and to put forward stories not yet covered.
- To work with graphic designers to produce creative and original graphics sequences.
- To maintain professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC’s Editorial guidelines.
- To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required. To be able to freshen a story.
- To be responsible for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes. To respond to breaking stories whilst on air and to resolve technical difficulties.
The Ideal Candidate
- Fluent in written and spoken English and French. Ability to communicate effectively in another African language is preferable.
- A good knowledge of what works on TV and digital platforms within the market.
- Proven track record of coming up with ideas and seeing them through to delivery, ideally in a creative or media environment.
- Exceptional knowledge of sport, in particular sport that appeals to an African audience and excellent sports contacts.
- Relevant experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others, is highly desirable.
Salary: Within grade
About the Company
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