Senior Journalist At BBC PS


Senior Journalist – Africa (Nairobi)

Job type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Job category: Journalism
Hiring Organization: BBC PS – Kenya
Education level: Not specified
Experience: Not specified
Deadline: March 10, 2024
Location: Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya

The Role

Job Introduction:
BBC News Content provides news reports, pictures, and audio material to all BBC News programs and services. As the Senior Journalist for Africa based in Nairobi, you will produce content for all output, working closely with correspondents and reporters across Africa and sometimes worldwide. You will provide editorial leadership, exercise editorial judgment, and create original and compelling multimedia content.

Main Responsibilities

  • Produce content for all output with correspondents
  • Act as a point of editorial reference for journalists
  • Provide editorial leadership as required
  • Offer ideas for daily output and future diary events
  • Suggest new angles on existing stories
  • Put forward stories not yet covered

Are You the Right Candidate?

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable background in a senior journalistic role
  • First-class knowledge of news for UK, global, and African audiences
  • Broadcast-level English, written and spoken
  • Experience across TV, digital, and radio platforms
  • Extensive experience working in hostile environments
  • Wide range of contacts in your network
  • Evidence of producing high-impact stories for digital, TV, and radio
  • Solid understanding of news and current affairs across Sub Saharan Africa
  • Thorough understanding of the latest developments in storytelling

About the BBC

The BBC is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Flexible working opportunities are available where operational needs allow.

Job Package

  • Job title: Senior Journalist – Africa (Nairobi)
  • Band: D
  • Contract type: Fixed Term contract or Attachment for 12 Months – Local terms and conditions apply
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Final day to apply: 10th March 2024

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

How to Apply

To apply, upload a CV and complete the online application form by the deadline. Interviews will be taking place week commencing 18th March. The role is expected to start as soon as possible.

This job description outlines the essential characteristics of the role and the skills, knowledge, and experience required. It does not cover all aspects of the duties involved.

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