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Journalist, East Africa at BBC World Service

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Job Description

Job Introduction

  • The BBC World Service is an impartial and independent international news provider, part of BBC News, which delivers radio and TV output in addition to the digital first approach.
  • In line with a new strategy to transition the World Service into a digital first operation that provides distinctive and original content, it is establishing content and production hubs to create high impact, original journalism for its global audiences.
  • We are looking for journalist with plenty of story ideas to contribute to the planning and origination of new angles and stories

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Exercise editorial judgement to spot news stories, meet deadlines and maintain high editorial standards
  • Produce a wide range of creative ideas to engage audiences across different linear and digital platforms
  • Identify, develop and package original stories and other content for various BBC platforms
  • Build and maintain regional contacts and provide timely warning of developing stories and trends

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

  • Bilingual language expertise is essential: A full command and up to date knowledge of a key world Service regional language as first (or equivalent) language as well as complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to originate, develop and produce engaging digital content on various themes that will appeal to African and global audiences, particularly among women and young people.
  • Thorough understanding of the BBC’s editorial guidelines and values
  • Experience of working in fast-moving news environment.

Deadline: 30/05/2023

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