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Journalist, BBC Afaan Oromoo Service, Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content
for relevant output.
Knowledge, skills, training and experience
  • Fluent to mother tongue standard in Afaan Oromoo and fluent in English
  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production
  • techniques
  • Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of
  • the BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage, the programme departments and the audience
  • Ability to use technology as required, in order gathering material for broadcast.
  • Understands how a team works effectively and adopts the most appropriate role
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how
  • individual differences can benefit the BBC
  • Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work
  • at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to
  • changes and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with
  • accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable
    for multimedia output
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet
    deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how it applies to broadcasting


  • Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to
    research, write, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium in Afaan
  • Oromoo, to the highest professional standards.
  • May be required to present the content on radio, TV or online. This might be live or
  • May include the production and presentation of programmes. This might be live or
  • Exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and
    impartial journalism.
  • To undertake pre and post production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a
    range of video, audio & digital equipment and information technology to research, write,
    assemble, edit and deliver programmes in appropriate medium, to the highest
    professional standards.
  • To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments in the BBC, to
    ensure that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld.
  • Take a lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or
    project as appropriate.
  • To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output
    reflects the audiences we serve.
  • To prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such
    as deadlines staffing and resources available.
  • To produce engaging packages through a range of production skills
  • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
  • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC Health and Safety policy

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: Oromo (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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