BBC News Group

4 job(s) at BBC News Group

BBC News Group Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 03, 2018
Job Introduction Newsgathering's task is to provide the whole range of BBC News programmes with relevant broadcast news and current affairs material of the highest possible editorial, production and technical standards gathered throughout the UK and Worldwide in the most efficient manner. It has to ensure that in the face of increasing competition the BBC is the world leader in the gathering and provision of news material (information, pictures and sound) from Britain and around the World. Newsgathering has to provide a high quality service to pogrammes in the UK and internationally. The BBC has huge global audiences in Africa and a strategy to work ever more closely with African programmes in English and those filing in African languages. There's an imperative to provide three-dimensional coverage of the continent using the entirety of the BBC's resources there. In particular with the launchof the BBC website in the first quarter, there is an emphasis on reaching audiences online and on social media. Role Responsibility You will be working in a growing team of correspondents and producers and technical staff based in Nairobi and around Africa, providing specialist and general coverage of events and trends in the region across the range of BBC News outlets. You will be responsible for producing video material across the range of BBC news. You will be based in Nairobi in the News bureau, working as a member of the Newsgathering and African bilingual newsgathering team. The Ideal Candidate We are looking for acreative and versatile journalist, with a strong understanding of what makes good digital video and how video is consumed on digital platforms. With experience of videoproduction, editing and digital storytelling, you will have an in depth understanding of social media platforms - the BBC's and others - and the different ways audiences are consuming news. You will have experience of using video editing software similar to Q-edit or FCPX. In addition you will have experience of working overseas, particularly in Africa and on breaking news stories. A good knowledge of Africa and African affairs is also required.      
BBC News Group Nairobi County, Kenya
Dec 15, 2017
Role Responsibility You will be expected to research, present, write, edit and adapt original stories or programme material for all Multimedia output. Finding contributors, interviewees and other sources of material will be a large part of your role. You will be responsible for thinking through and around editorial problems and offering ideas for items, programmes/series and actively contributing to the editorial planning process. The position will expect you to conduct interviews either in the studio or on location as well as performing live on audio or video with or without a script, live or in recording sessions. The Ideal Candidate You’ll have complete comprehension of written and spoken English and Somali. You will bring a proven track record of producing material for radio, TV and online. You’ll have substantial, recent and relevant full-time experience as a journalist. You will also have the ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and the style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media. This position requires a solid current knowledge of African news and current affairs and an understanding of audience needs across the continent. You will be experienced with reporting, in the field, on African political, economic, sport and social issues. You’ll be able to demonstrate a good range of contacts for interview purposes. 
BBC News Group Nairobi County, Kenya
Dec 04, 2017
Full time
Job Introduction BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels. Nearly a third of this audience is in Africa where the BBC is the leading international broadcaster. BBC operates five production bureaux with nearly 200 reporters and producers in Africa. This number is set to double as BBC World Service is introducing more language services and making significant investment in its TV and digital production. A substantial volume of production will take place in London and Nairobi, where the BBC is developing modern multimedia facilities for live programming and production of a wide range of programmes in English, Swahili and other BBC Africa broadcast languages. The BBC is also investing in studios with TV and Digital video production capability in Lagos, Nigeria and the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Our range of programmes will go beyond hard news agenda to cover Health, Technology, Sport, Business, a weekly women discussion programme, news content for children as well as for younger audience, News Quiz and a weekly news review programme. We will also produce satirical and ‘infotainment’ programming that covers the news from an irreverent alternative perspective. This role will work closely and collaboratively with all teams in Africa and at the BBC’s headquarters in London to deliver the best service for BBC audiences. Role Responsibility The Africa TV Programmes Editor will lead editorial and technical production teams responsible for Health, Women’s Discussion and Technology programmes in English and other BBC Africa broadcast languages based in Africa. A key function of the role is to guarantee quality control and provide the most engaging experience for our TV and Digital audiences. The editor will work to the Senior News Editor Commissioning and act as a single point of contact for production of TV programmes in Africa. The Ideal Candidate You will have solid editorial experience of broadcast news and the ability to develop, implement, new and innovative approaches to programme structure and content. The successful candidate will have existing senior output experience in a multilingual and international TV news environment.  You will have a detailed understanding of the latest techniques and technology for newsgathering and production. An ability to use new technologies to create opportunities to enhance output and improve working practices. You will be visionary with your plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal. You will take an active involvement and commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.