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Broadcast Journalist (Multimedia) Health

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

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Job Summary

We are looking for Multimedia Broadcast Journalists with excellent spoken English and Swahili to work in a new Africa Health Unit and launch new health and lifestyle video and TV products for African audiences. The successful candidate will need to have excellent an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media content.


• To report, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt stories or programme material for BBC Africa Health and Lifestyle TV, radio and online audiences.

• To offer original and creative ideas for multimedia content. To suggest new angles on existing stories and to put forward stories not yet covered.
• To work with graphic designers to produce creative and original graphics sequences.
• To maintain professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC’s Editorial guidelines.
• To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required. To be able to freshen a story.
• To be responsible for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes. To respond to breaking stories whilst on air and to resolve technical difficulties.
• To tell stories in a compelling manner and capture human endeavour and connection, which appeals to audiences.
• After training, to be able to use a range of digital equipment and technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes and content.
• To ensure that BBC Editorial values and guidelines and all relevant legal and copyright requirements are met, asking for the support of managers in cases of difficulty or doubt.
• To work closely with other parts of the BBC including other African language teams, BBC reporters and producers across BBC departments.
• All journalists may be required to work with or move to other programme teams on a multi-media basis and to have the ability to work across a range of skills.

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: Film and video production; Graphic Design; Public health; Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.); Journalism
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent), Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)