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Journalist - The She Word, Africa TV

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

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service has grown its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from six to twelve and investing in modern TV and Digital production facilities.  The BBC’s digital journalism in Africa is an expanding field and our ambition is for our content to reach underserved audiences – such as younger and female audiences and more diverse demographics across Africa. 

We are looking to recruit a Multimedia Broadcast Journalist based in Nairobi to join the Africa TV Women’s Affairs and Discussions team in Nairobi. The journalists will be responsible for gathering and producing original video for our TV Programme (The She Word), radio and digital platforms.

Role Responsibility

The Multimedia Broadcast Journalist will play a critical role in programme production and coverage of Women’s’ and Gender Affairs news across the continent.

The journalist will be fluent in both English and Swahili, written and spoken, and able to communicate at a high level and go on air in both.

In this role, the multimedia broadcast journalist will research, gather, script and edit stories for TV, Radio and digital platforms.  They will also compile and output innovative discussions programmes and content, offering new perspectives and deeper exploration to stories, interviews, profiles and digital content.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for this role, you will need the following;

  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good Knowledge of TV production techniques
  • A clear understanding of the needs and profile of the female audience and the ability to translate these into imaginative and compelling content solutions
  • Understanding of the women’s agenda in the target region and in the world.
  • Evidence of sound editorial and community judgement as well as an understanding of the power of online communities.
  • Demonstrates an excellent knowledge of developments in social media and related areas.
  • Excellent style and ability to adapt output to different platforms. Ability to engage audience

Package Description

Contract: Permanent

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be 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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