Broadcast Journalist (Video), BBC Swahili

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 and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is increasing its digital operation for the Swahili audience.

BBC 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 in Tanzania and its neighbouring region for our local and global audiences.

We are looking for a Digital journalist with excellent written and spoken Swahili to join the team in Dar Es Salaam.

Role Responsibility

  • Create digital content in multiple formats, text, images, audio, video and to treat and promote digital content on our various websites and social platforms to service the needs of our audience.
  • Produce accurate, informed and interesting news and current affairs, social and cultural content to the highest standards.
  • Report, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt text stories, video or audio material for audiences on digital platforms and radio.
  • To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required. To be able to freshen a story and write interesting headlines.
  • To offer ideas for programme content; to suggest new angles on existing stories and to put forward stories not yet covered.
  • To be responsible for studio production as well as live social production.
  • To provide content for other areas of the BBC including BBC WS Online and BBC News to enable the efficient production of content.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A full command in Swahili language (written and spoken).
  • Fluent in English and able to communicate effective.
  • Proven track record of coming up with ideas and seeing them through to delivery, ideally in a creative or media environment.
  • An interest in the developments in the digital market in the Swahili area, in East Africa, in Africa and the world.
  • A passion for International news, African and Swahili news and current affairs as well as history, social issues, business, arts/culture and sports.
  • A good knowledge of what works on digital platforms for the target market.
  • Proven track record of producing quality content, and proven editorial judgement.
  • Ability to create content with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.
  • An excellent broadcast voice and good reporting and presentation skills.
  • Ability to also script write, edit and produce audio/radio content.
  • Relevant experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others, is highly desirable.

For further information please read the full job description which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Package DescriptionContinuing (permanent) contract

Role based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Local terms and conditions apply

About The CompanyWe don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under-represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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