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Journalist, BBC Africa "The Breakdown"

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

Job Introduction

BBC Africa draws on its extensive network of journalists to deliver the biggest stories from across the continent and its diaspora.  The service aims to make, explain and connect African and global stories by providing a unique insight into the main stories of the day in original formats.

The African service digital offer consists of websites, mobile sites and social media with all services providing multimedia content in text, video, interactive and audio for radio, online, TV, mobile and social media platforms.

The Breakdown is BBC Africa’s weekly programme offering in-depth analysis of major news stories/events from around the continent.

We are looking for a Journalist with fluent English language skills to join our team based in Nairobi.  This is a continuing contract.

Role Responsibility

You will play a critical role in programme production and coverage of News Review, Analysis, Media Literacy and News Fact Checking content from across the continent.  You will create content to maximise the programme’s impact and potential in Africa.  This will involve researching, interviewing sources and writing reports for radio, TV and digital platforms.  You will make the best use of new technologies to deliver journalism to our audiences.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have demonstrable journalistic experience, ideally in a digital newsroom environment.  Fluency in English, written and spoken, is essential.  You will have experience of delivering creative output for online platforms.  The ability to use data to source stories and enhance story telling is important.  You will also have knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs.

Package Description

Location: Nairobi

Contract: continuing - local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya

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 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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