Reporter, Swahili Jobs – British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Organisation: British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Broadcast Journalist, BBC Swahili Service
About BBC:
The British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster
headquartered at Broadcasting House in London. The BBC is the world’s oldest
national broadcasting organization and the largest broadcaster in the world by
number of employees. The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on
radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320
million. As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa,
the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new land exciting language
and regional content to serve African and global audiences.
Job Summary:  The Reporter, Swahili (Kampala) should have
excellent English and Swahili language skills with experience of field
reporting, delivering creative output for radio, TV digital and social media
platforms.  You will have an excellent
knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is
essential, including knowledge of Sports in Africa.  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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The BBC Reporter, Swahili job placement should be a fluent Swahili
    speaker (both written and spoken), with a strong journalistic and
    reporting background.  A good
    command of English is essential.  
  • Extensive knowledge of Ugandan, East African and international
    affairs, as well as Sports in Africa. 
  • An excellent broadcasting voice and strong presentation skills with
    the ability to perform at the microphone with flair is important.
How to Apply:
All applicants who
wish to join the BBC in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply
online by clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 12th February 2019
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