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Broadcast Journalist (Digital), BBC Great Lakes

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Media, communications, languages
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

You will create digital content in multiple formats such as audio, video and test and will promote our digital content on the BBC Great Lakes websites and social media platforms.
You will produce accurate, informed and interesting original content and will also reversion and edit existing stories for an ever-growing digital audience.


  1. To re-version BBC material with a mobile & social audience in mind.
  2. To create multimedia content for publication on social media and the BBC Africa mobile audiences and on Africa TV, as appropriate and to the required specification whilst maintaining professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and adhering to the BBC's Editorial guidelines.
  3. To originate innovative formats for BBC Africa social media channels & to work with the social media lead to test and optimize these formats using social analytics and then champion the use of successful formats across the team.
  4. To show visual creativity in the use of pictures and graphics to illustrate and explain fast-moving events and complex stories.
  5. To experiment with emerging tools and platforms i.e. Seenit
  6. Work to short deadlines for breaking and developing stories.
  7. The job holder will be expected to work and think collaboratively at all times - both within World Service and across the wider BBC.
  8. Shift work may be required which could include early/late shifts, weekends and public holidays
  9. Undertake short reporting trips and assignments across Africa and occasionally to London.
  10. As required, work with or move to other teams, and to have the ability to work across a range of skills and in a flexible manner

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Media, communications, languages
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Multimedia; Journalism; Reporting; Film and video production; Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.); Storytelling
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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