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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 31, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The BBC World Service is an international broadcaster owned and operated by the BBC. It is the world's largest external broadcaster in terms of reception area, language selection and audience reach.

Job Title

Reporter (Senior Journalist) job at The BBC World Service

Job Description

The BBC World Service is an impartial and independent international news provider, part of BBC News, which delivers radio and TV output in addition to the digital first approach.
In line with a new strategy to transition the World Service into a digital first operation that provides distinctive and original content, it is establishing content and production hubs to create high impact, original journalism for its global audiences.
This role is meant to provide quality and high impact news reporting and analysis across a range of BBC News outlets and platforms.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Break stories across all subject areas from politics to sport, while providing analysis and context as necessary

  • Exercise strong editorial judgement to spot news stories, meet deadlines and maintain the highest editorial standards

  • Produce a wide range of creative ideas to engage audiences across different linear and digital platforms

  • Identify, develop and package original stories and other content for various BBC platforms

  • Build and maintain regional contacts and provide timely warning of developing stories and trends

Qualifications and Competencies

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

  • Bilingual language expertise is essential: A full command and up to date knowledge of a key world Service regional language as first (or equivalent) language as well as complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to originate, plan, develop and produce engaging digital content on complex political and social issues that will appeal to African and global audiences, particularly among women and young people.

  • A record of live reporting as well as ability to tell stories in engaging style and pace

  • This role will involve regional travel on short notice.


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