Senior Broadcast Journalist

Senior Broadcast Journalist


Senior Broadcast Journalist

Details of the offer

Excellent broadcasting voice and appropriate presentation style to communicate effectively with the listeners.

Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style, appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.

Good keyboard/basic computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment is essential. Familiarity with the Internet and an awareness of the potential of new technology is desirable.

Substantial recent experience as a broadcast or print journalist

Knowledge of NGOs and international organizations working in the Great Lakes Region.

A full command and up to date knowledge of Kirundi

Fluent in English and French, both in written and spoken form and the ability to communicate effectively.

Wide, thorough and up to date familiarity with the areas to which the Service broadcasts and an in-depth understanding of the area/s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.

An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and how it is developing.

A thorough knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs in the target area.

Thorough knowledge of, and interest in, international and British current affairs, as they affect the target area/s.


To work as part of the editorial team responsible for carrying out the main editorial, managerial and administrative tasks, to ensure output (radio & online) .
To supervise production work ensuring output (radio & online) conforms to BBC editorial guidelines, is lively and interesting and of relevance to the target area.

Working alongside the Editor and together acting as a point of editorial reference, providing editorial leadership as required.

To be involved in the training and day to day supervision of Producers and other production staff and to work as Duty Editor for specific broadcasts or periods of time, as required.

To ensure that the radio and the online offer is engaging, coherent, upholds BBC News’ editorial values and further establishes BBC Great Lakes Service as a groundbreaking interactive media especially amongst our young and women audiences.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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