Senior Broadcast Journalist at BBC Swahili Service

On Friday, November 14th, 2014

Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time

Closing Date: 23 November, 2014
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
6 month attachment
Local Kenya terms and conditions

BBC Africa is a multi-platform department, providing news and information to audiences across Africa and beyond on TV, radio, online and mobile, seven days per week.

Working with a multimedia team of journalists, the Senior Multi-Media Journalist will be responsible for ensuring distinctive coverage of East Africa, the wider continent and the rest of the world with the highest editorial and production standards, and for planning and promoting new working practices to meet the needs of a fast-changing media market. 

Supporting the management of the team and liaising with a network of reporters across Africa, specialising in Africa, Africa related issues and international issues.

We need your outstanding record as a multimedia journalist, proven editorial judgement and your track record in initiating compelling and original journalism and programme ideas. 
You’ll have first class written and spoken Kiswahili & English and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs in Africa and in particular East Africa and the Great Lakes region. 
With a wide understanding of the broadcasting, mobile and online markets in our target area and a demonstrable interest in social media, you’ll also understand the needs of our audience and demonstrate the flexibility we need to respond to changes in these. 
The ability to lead a team is required as is the ability to provide timely and constructive feedback.
This role is offered on Kenyan terms and conditions.

If you are interested in joining us please find a detailed job description and application procedure by visiting the link below
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