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Multi-Media Broadcast Journalist (Sports) - BBC Afrique

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

Job Introduction

As part of the world’s largest broadcaster, BBC Afrique broadcasts daily on television with BBC Infos, on radio with BBC Matin, Midi and Soir and via mobile and digital [] from London and its Dakar Bureau.

Our multi-media journalism has an emphasis on regional and international news and current affairs but with a strong sports strand to cater for our young, sports-loving African audience. Tight deadlines and news updates are the norm, and the ability to enjoy and thrive in such a fast-paced production environment is a quality we look for in all prospective colleagues.

Role Responsibility

Working as part of a busy multi-media editorial team you’ll write, translate and adapt sports material swiftly and accurately into French in a style suited to radio, TV, mobile and online journalism and with a clear eye to our African audience. You’ll also source and conduct compelling sports interviews which can be shared across the wider BBC and prepare interactive sports bulletins working on a shift basis, including a significant proportion of nights and weekends.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll need substantial recent relevant sports journalism experience with French as your first (or equivalent) language and excellent level of spoken and written English. An excellent microphone voice and strong broadcast presentation skills are also essential, together with an in depth and up-to-date knowledge of the French-speaking African and international sports agenda.  Strong media technology skills and a demonstrable record in building up social media are also required.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing (local terms and conditions)

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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