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Broadcast Journalist, Social Media

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Africa reaches a weekly audience of more than 90 million making it the largest international broadcaster in Africa.   It has news and multiplatform content on radio, TV, digital and social media.

We are expanding our TV and digital content in the following genres – Investigations, Business, Children’s News, Sport, Technology, Satire and Women’s Affairs.  This role will work across all the BBC Africa social media platforms.

We are recruiting for a Broadcast Journalist to join our growing team in Nairobi.  This role will work across all the BBC Africa social media platforms.

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for creating and editing content for the BBC Africa social media platforms including the use of videos, online stories, gifs and Facebook Live.  You will build and manage the communities and audiences across the social channels and be up to date with the new trends on social media.  As well as working with colleagues in the regional service you will be expected to produce stories that have global appeal and pan African appeal.  

Shift work will be required which could include early/late shifts, weekends and public holidays so flexibility is essential.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have first class communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English.  Knowledge of Swahili or another African language would be advantageous.  You will have demonstrable experience of success in growing and engaging with audiences on social media platforms.  You will have excellent editorial experience with strong writing skills and an understanding and awareness of African audiences and the sorts of social content they are going to engage with.

Package Description

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract: continuing (local terms and conditions apply)

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

Please submit your application and CV in English

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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