Monday, November 5, 2018

Employment Opportunities at BBC Swahili Service November, 2018

Employment Opportunities at BBC Swahili Service November, 2018
Bilingual Reporter, BBC Swahili Radio

Job Introduction

As part of the World Service Language Services, BBC Africa newsgathering teams provide news reports, pictures and audio material from Africa to all BBC News programmes and services - both in the UK and internationally - in English and other languages. Nafasi za ajira mpya 2018

This content is of the highest possible editorial and technical standard, which in turn provides the best value for money for BBC audiences around the world.   BBC Africa newsgathering teams have to ensure that in the face of increasing competition, BBC News is the world leader in newsgathering and is at the forefront of both its editorial coverage and technological innovation in broadcasting and digital services.

Tanzania is at the heart of the BBC’s audiences in East Africa. Its importance for the BBC in audience terms cannot be overstated both in Kiswahili and in English.
In news terms, the rapid change in the multiparty political system and the transforming space of freedom of expression, and the growth of more critical voices from outside Tanzania dominate the headlines.

Role Responsibility
Based in Dodoma you will provide quality, informative programmes and reports in English and Kiswahili for BBC Television, Radio and Digital news programmes helping to ensure that our audiences, both Kiswahili and English speaking, are kept fully across the political developments coming out of the city. Yet Tanzania is also the home to the Kiswahili language and the human interest stories from the country just keep pressing to be told – you will play your part in telling those stories.

You will report on all aspects of national political, economic and cultural life in the city and across Tanzania and potentially travel across the region. You will stay well briefed on Tanzania in order to report and comment with authority, reporting in both English and Kiswahili.

You will report to the Editor, BBC Swahili Service liaising closely with the Bureau Editor, BBC Dar es Salaam Nafasi za kazi

The role is based in Based in Dodoma.


Multi-Media Journalist, BBC Swahili Service
Job Introduction
The BBC Swahili Service broadcasts the award-winning Dira ya Dunia Television and Radio programmes, Amka radio breakfast show and English Premier League commentaries, all watched and heard by audiences across East Africa and beyond.  Our editorial teams are located in London, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and we have reporters in other countries in Africa.
At the heart of the service’s exciting output is our hugely successful mobile and desk website, bbcswahili.com, offering video, interactive and audio content together with links to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

Our output aims to make international news relevant to an East African audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on East African developments.  Reporting in a dynamic and compelling fashion is important and interactivity forms a critical part of our content across all platforms.

On a daily basis, you will be under the supervision of a Duty Editor as appropriate.  Shift work will be required which will include nights, weekends and public holidays.

Role Responsibility
We are looking for a Producer / Presenter with a strong knowledge of Sports both in Africa and globally to work for BBC Swahili.
The candidate must also have excellent understanding of Regional, British and International News and Current Affairs relevant to Our Swahili audience.

You will originate research, prepare, produce and present programs, items, packages, interviews, discussions, background, analysis and features, for radio, TV, online, mobile and social media.

You need to ensure that any programme material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBC.  You will work as Duty Editor for specific broadcasts or periods of time, as required.


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