BBC News is growing and we want you to grow with us! We’re looking for people who are full of ideas and have a real passion for news. People who have enthusiasm for all things digital and understand the role BBC journalism plays across the world. We want applicants who can bring their life experiences into our newsrooms.
Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital. The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media.
Over the next four years, the BBC World Service will be expanding its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from 6 to 12. Three of the new language services, Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya, will serve our audiences in Ethiopia and Eritrea. They will be based in Nairobi from where the BBC produces programmes for Kiswahili and Somali speaking audiences.
Due to this exciting expansion we are looking for journalists at all levels to deliver a dynamic range of digital and radio content which will appeal to young audiences. This rare and challenging role will see you assist in leading the team and creating content to maximise the BBC World Service’s impact and potential in Africa, taking into account media conditions in the target area and developments in audio, video, online and mobile platforms.