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Senior Journalist (Audio Production) at BBC World Service


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2 weeks ago

Job Summary


  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description

The BBC World Service is the world’s largest international broadcaster, broadcasting radio and television news, speech and discussions in 29 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays. It was announced in November that The BBC World Service will start broadcasting in Igbo, Nigerian Pidgin, Yoruba and Amharic among others in its biggest expansion since the s. The World Service reached million people a week (TV, radio and online) on average in . The English-language service broadcasts 24 hours a day.

Job Purpose

The BBC World Service is an impartial and independent international news provider, part of BBC News, which delivers content on various platforms. In line with a new strategy to transition the World Service into a digital first operation that provides distinctive and original content, it is establishing content and production hubs to create high impact, original journalism for its global audiences. This role will support the creation and development of audio formats and will collaboratively work with various teams.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Devise and produce original, innovative and entertaining radio shows, podcasts and other audio formats. Support the launch and development of Focus on Africa current affairs podcast and other podcasts/radio content Identify, plan, script and produce original journalism and explainers, using a range of storytelling techniques and audio craft, including the use of archive.

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

Bilingual language expertise is essential A broad knowledge of issues and trends affecting audiences across Africa and in the diaspora, as well as the changing needs of the audience. Ability to broadcast and to report on radio, TV and social media platforms as required, both pre-recorded and live. Excellent knowledge of audio editing software and competent editing skills. Demonstrable experience of producing digital content for social and digital platforms, and for broadcast, including hands-on technical production skills. A solid understanding of the BBC’s editorial guidelines and BBC values.

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