Journalist, somali service

BBC World Service

Job Summary

Responsible for the clear and engaging reporting or presentation of the daily radio programme.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Job Introduction

The BBC Somali is looking for experienced journalists to join the team in Nairobi to work on daily Somali radio programmes and digital services. The BBC is a popular, well respected and reputable international news provider with a weekly global audience of 320 million.

Role Responsibility

The Journalists will work as part of the editorial/production team in Nairobi for BBC Somali and will meet the BBC’s high editorial standards. They will be responsible for the clear and engaging reporting or presentation of the daily radio programme. On a daily basis they will report to a Senior Journalist. Shift work will be required which could include early/late shifts, weekends, public holidays and night-shift.

Are you the right candidate?

If you are an experienced storyteller or journalist with an excellent command of the Somali language including its literature and grammar we would like to hear from you. We will offer training but you need to show us that you have creative ideas for radio and Digital and have desire to report the news in a fair and unbiased way for a Somali audience.

A career at the BBC offers you an opportunity to tell stories that can change lives. BBC Africa aims to showcase the diverse ideas and aspirations from across the continent.

Please not we aim to test the language proficiency and interview all candidates.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing (Local Terms & Conditions)

Location: Nairobi

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya.

We are keen to increase the balance between male and female journalists in our workforce and so would like to encourage applications from women

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are 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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