Senior Multi-Media Broadcast Journalist at BBC Africa



BBC Africa is a multi-platform department, providing news and information to audiences across Africa and beyond on TV, radio, digital and mobile, seven days per week.
BBC Swahili Service is one of the flagship language services of the BBC World Service and our hugely successful multiplatform website - - offers video, interactive and audio content. We also broadcast to around 20 million listeners in Eastern and Central Africa and have three daily live radio shows broadcast from Nairobi and Dar es Salaam and a daily award-winning television programme, Dira ya Dunia TV from London with comprehensive coverage of the regional and global agenda
Role Responsibility

We are seeking two senior multimedia broadcast journalists to fill the positions of Desk Editor and Editor, Amka na BBC, to ensure our coverage of Africa and the rest of the world in Kiswahili and English is distinctive and has the highest editorial and production standards. You will support the management of our journalists and liaise with reporters across Africa, specializing in Africa, Africa related issues and international issues. As a senior member of the team, you will be planning and promoting new working practices in the Bureau to meet the needs of a fast-changing media market.

The Ideal Candidate

We need your outstanding track record as a multimedia journalist together with demonstrable experience of initiating dynamic output ideas and in editing the work of others. You will have a wide and up to date understanding of broadcasting, mobile and digital markets in East Africa and the way they are changing and a clear insight into the needs of our audiences. A thorough knowledge of news and current affairs in Africa, in particular East Africa and the Great Lakes region is essential, as is a good knowledge of international, diaspora and British current affairs. First class written and spoken Kiswahili & English is also required for this role.
We care about our people, and take our responsibilities towards them very seriously. As well as fair terms and conditions, we also offer really impressive benefits – including medical insurance and world-class opportunities to learn and develop inside the BBC.


If you are interested in joining us, please apply online by visiting and searching for reference number: BBC/TP/394285/12331 or you may apply direct at



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