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Journalist, BBC Afaan Oromo

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

Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of a historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service has introduced a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

The BBC is the world leader in broadcast newsgathering at the forefront of both the range of editorial coverage and technological innovation.

We are looking for a Journalist to join the team in Nairobi.

Role Responsibility

As a Journalist with the Afaan Oromo team, you must be fluent in Afaan Oromo. You will also expect to create content to maximise the BBC World Service’s impact and potential in Africa. The role will involve researching, interviewing original sources and writing reports, for the BBC Afaan Oromo's website in a range of formats.  As well as being the first to respond to breaking news stories, you will help to produce and/or present the BBC’s live radio programme and create original and creative content to drive the BBC Facebook page and other social media platforms

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have recent and relevant experience as a journalist and have a full command and up to date knowledge of written and spoken Afaan Oromo.  A good knowledge of English, both written and spoken is important.  You will be able to create original content with the ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style for differing audiences and forms of social media.  Experience of reporting, in the field, on political and economic issues would be advantageous.

Package Description

Continuing (permanent) contract. 

Local terms and conditions apply.

Role based in Nairobi.

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

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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