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Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at BBC Media Action Tanzania, 2020
Job Reference BBC/TP/788771/50346
Contract Type Permanent
Location Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Job Title Journalist
BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and
social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.
Swahili Service operates a digital first strategy, publishing content
online and on social media platforms, this alongside producing radio
news and current affairs programmes in Swahili. The service’s focus is
to produce world-class digital content that makes sense of news and
events for our local and global audiences.
We are looking for a senior
multimedia journalist who will be editorially in charge of our Swahili
Flagship program, Amka na BBC to ensure distinctive coverage of stories
that appeal to our Swahili audience.
The role holder
will lead a team of journalists in producing the daily (Weekday) dawn
program, commissioning and signing off the program. In order to do that
you will need to have strong writing and editing skills in Kiswahili
and also be able to reversion English text into Kiswahili.
You will oversee the development of BBC Swahili radio program to offer original and distinctive journalism.
In this highly visible role you’ll be contributing your vision for the program with various key stakeholders.
the senior member of the Swahili editorial team, you will help the
service to build authentic connections between the BBC and its audience.
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Other duties include:
- As the senior journalist champion you will liaise between the
service, the BBC Africa hub and the wider BBC and communicate the BBC
radio vision and industry developments to the department.
- You will be reporting to Editor, Swahili service and Assistant
Editor and will be expected to cultivate relationships with the BBC
Africa planning teams and BBC World Service teams to ensure that BBC
Swahili content is effectively disseminated inside as well as outside
- You will be expected to lead a production team based in multiple
locations across East Africa to produce a daily 30 minute program (two
editions) and on occasion will be called upon to deliver and produce the
evening, an hour-long show, Dira ya Dunia.
- You will be responsible for originating and producing stories
(creatively) which may include scripting, recording, editing and
outputting /signing off programs.
- Commission and select relevant materials ensuring they meet
expectations of our audiences and adhere to the BBC’s editorial
- Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources.
- As required, to allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure
the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output.
- As the senior journalist in the service, you will be the main point
of reference for identifying training needs for your team and the
department. You’ll be working to develop transferable skills environment
in the department.
- To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and distributing best practices between teams.
Are you the right candidate?
the Senior Journalist role you will need to be versatile with proven
journalistic and high quality radio production skills. You will have
experience in interviewing with excellent editing skills, energy,
creativity, flexibility and an in-depth understanding of the news,
politics, culture and social issues relevant to our Swahili audience.
will need to be fluent in Kiswahili. As Senior Journalist you will need
to be able to broadcast, write and reversion English text into
Kiswahili. You should also have proven production skills to curate high
quality programs to meet BBC editorial standards.
Band: Local Recruit
Contract type: Continuing
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Any offer of employment with the BBC is conditional upon you having the right to work in Dar es Salaam
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Closing Date 08 September, 2020.