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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Launch Senior Broadcast Journalist (Producer)

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:41 AM

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new current affairs, features and TV news programmes and innovative digital services in London, Nairobi and Lagos.
We are looking for a talented, motivated and experienced Senior Broadcast Journalists/ TV Producer to help launch the wide range of content and programmes for African audiences in multiple African languages.

Role Responsibility

  • To use editorial judgement, creativity and flair to make original and compelling visual content from piloting to delivery.
  • To examine, investigate and propose ways of working and will make sure the language service teams have the data, support and training to deliver.
  • To evaluate, monitor and manage risks, issues and changes, escalating as appropriate.
  • To lead programme projects and liaise closely with other BBC teams such as Language services, Production Operations, Visual Journalism, Business Development, Training, Audiences, Marketing, Distribution, Rights teams.
  • To maintain professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC’s Editorial guidelines.
  • To show up to date awareness of the competition and mass media markets in Africa.
  • After appropriate training, to be able to use a range of audio & digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
  • To have appropriate understanding of programme budgets and be responsible for efficient use of allocated resources.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent fluent written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven track record of producing innovative content for TV and digital and launching new concepts or programmes for TV. Experience in Business, Health, Technology, Children’s Programming or Sport is advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience of devising, implementing and seeing through programme launches/projects.
  • Substantial recent and relevant full-time experience as a journalist or programme maker, both in originating material and editing the work of others and proven editorial judgement.
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills, and a strong organisational approach.
  • Ability to write scripts in English and adapt with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.
  • A passion for International news and a thorough current knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs as well as Business News, Health and  lifestyle, arts/culture and sports.
  • A demonstrable interest in working in a multimedia environment and in encouraging audience involvement.
  • A demonstrable interest in African media developments and how to exploit it for the BBC’s purposes.
  • An understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda and a wider interest in the strategy of the BBC as a whole.

Package Description

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions Apply
Contract: Fixed Term

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.
The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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