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Massive Recruitment by BBC, Nairobi, Kenya

Women Affairs Journalist

Responsibilities

·         To generate, research, produce and edit multi-media journalistic pieces aimed at BBC Africa’s female audience.
·         To suggest ideas about new ways of engaging the female audience; and to put these ideas into practice.
·         To identify compelling digital and TV content and translate into a form suitable for our multiple platforms

·         To think of creative video/digital treatments for some content
·         To present or report live for across digital platforms , TV and radio by providing up to date with the news agenda in the region and understand how it’s playing out in social spaces.
·         To participate in short- and long-term planning, offer new ideas and to suggest new angles on existing stories and to put forward stories not yet covered.
·         To produce and develop women’s blogging network within the Africa
·         To work across platforms (online, social media, TV etc.) and ensure that the female agenda is covered across all of the Service’s output, in a relevant and engaging manner, in adherence to the BBC’s editorial guidelines
·         To sub and curate content to a high standard
·         To commission bloggers/contributors taking editorial responsibility for content.
·         To work with website & social teams to ensure content is well placed and distributed appropriately
·         To be aware of the distinctive news agenda across the BBC
·         To bring ideas to wider planning and editorial meetings.
·         To join or build dedicated communities around the subject and seed content where appropriate.
·         To ensure that on- and off-site conversation with users is of the highest quality, from technical queries to questions about editorial direction.
·         To work with other women’s affairs journalists across regions – identify themes and opportunities for collaboration
·         The ability to travel to gather interviews and material for output.
·         The ability to work flexibly and over weekends may be needed.

Qualifications

·         A successful record in working in an online and social media production environment including demonstrable experience and enthusiasm for social media and interactivity
·         Demonstrates an excellent knowledge of developments in social media and related areas.
·         Excellent style and ability to adapt output to different platforms. Ability to engage audience
·         A clear understanding of the needs and profile of the female audience and the ability to translate these into imaginative and compelling content solutions, specifically with reference to social media.
·         Comprehensive knowledge of writing and editing content for publication to high editorial standards.
·         Understanding of the women’s agenda in the target region and in the world.
·         Evidence of sound editorial and community judgement as well as an understanding of the power of online communities.
·         The ability to plan and organise time and resources effectively and to manage projects to conclusion according to deadlines.
·         Demonstrable experience of making content behind or in front of a camera
·         Conceive, shoot, write, edit content for Instagram channels, as well as emerging platforms
·         A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken
·         English and the ability to communicate effectively.
·         The ability to work quickly, accurately and under pressure.
·         A comprehensive knowledge of BBC health & safety procedures
How to Apply
Graphic Designer

Responsibilities

·         As part of the BBC, to undertake the full range of duties as a motion graphic designer for on the day output as well as planned events.
·         To work directly with producers, 3d designers and VizRT programmers (based in London) to create broadcast and multiplatform graphics.
·         To be in regular contact with the Visual Journalism team in London with the Senior Design
·         Manager & Senior Designers able to advise on correct use of the BBC Brand. To feedback on local issues is key to driving improvements & developments for the Delhi programmes output.
·         To research and prepare material in support of new design concepts and create working drawings storyboards and layouts for evaluation and presentation purposes.
·         To liaise with the production and editorial team to ensure that design work consistentlyanswers the brief in terms of look and feel, accuracy, functionality and brand identity.
·         To have an understanding of BBC News brand strategy and its application across platforms
·         To deliver to an agreed production schedule
·         Candidates are expected to embrace a learning culture of constant software usage development. This learning will be supported by the Designers & Senior Designers.
·         To keep up-to-date with the BBC’s internal editorial and design standards and guidelines.
·         To work in any area of the department, or undertake a shift pattern as required by the] business need. (This will include public holidays, weekend and night shift work).
·         To work to the BBC’s policy on Health and Safety, as well as local requirements in the Delhi bureau.

Qualifications

·         Professional experience of graphic design work, and a relevant design qualification.
·         The ideal candidate will have experience as a motion graphic designer within television or multimedia Production
·         The ability to work independently and to contribute to the design team.
·         The ability to work quickly and creatively under pressure and deliver against set deadlines.
·         The ability to prioritise effectively.
·         Good communication skills to ensure editorial expectations are understood and realistic
·         Understand the importance of designing for a given target audience.
·         Committed and enthusiastic about Design
·         Committed and enthusiastic about Design Software
·         Curious about News, curious about Design innovation
·         Editorial awareness and an up-to-date knowledge of the News agenda are essential.
·         Training will be given to meet the BBC’s Editorial Standards.
·         Experience of designing delivery using any of the following:
·         Adobe Creative Suite
·         Directing live action filming \ video
·         Cinema 4D
·         Curious Maps
·         Post holders must demonstrate full command of all techniques and their design language.
·         The above list is not comprehensive but serves to illustrate the extent of resources, which could be used in a single production.
How to apply
Technical Operator

Responsibilities

·         To act as the Director’s representative on the studio floor co-ordinating programme presenters, contributors and staff so that discipline is maintained and all safety regulations are strictly observed during rehearsal, recordings and transmission.
·         To ensure that contributors, artists and guests are made-up and ready on the set when required, including providing presenters with microphones and talk back boxes as required.
·         To cue and communicate with presenters, contributors, guests, co-ordinating guests
to the programme, managing the studio area to HSE standards.
·         Set up the studioprior to production requirement.

Qualifications

·         Demonstrable experience working in a live broadcast environment
·         Excellent organisational and time management skills
·         Demonstrable abilities in one technical role
·         Excellent IT skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment is essential.
·         A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively. Ability to speak and write Swahili is desirable.
·         A good knowledge and commitment to providing output of technical high quality.
·         Able to understand operational, journalistic and production requirements.
·         Good interpersonal skills to establish harmonious working relationships with a variety of personalities, able to communicate effectively with others and keep
them informed on progress and to clarify production requirements.
·         Able to demonstrate editorial awareness and an understanding of BBC News priorities and objectives.
·         The ability to work fast, accurately and under pressure to tight deadlines.
·         A demonstrable appreciation of BBC Domestic and World Service output and a commitment to BBC values.
·         A demonstrable commitment to the BBC Global News multimedia ambition.
·         You must have a sufficient level of hearing and colour vision required for this post
·         Physical fitness and mobility are essential (Camera Operator only)
·         An awareness of BBC policy on Health and Safety and Security.
·         Knowledge of newsroom production computer systems.
How to Apply
Editor, Children’s News

Responsibilities

·         To compile and present engaging content offering new perspectives and deeper exploration to stories, interviews, profiles and digital content for a youth audience.
·         Originate and report compelling news content reports, either online or for TV that willappeal to our target audience – finding innovative ways of treating them and bringing them to life.

·         To write in a clear and engaging way – helping children make sense of the world they live in.
·         To contribute ideas and pitch original stories with both TV and digital treatments, ma kingsure that they work for online, social and TV platforms.
·         Direct VT’s to a high standard – ensuring all platforms receive distinct and original content.
·         Travel within Nairobi and across Africa when required – always working in a flexible, appropriate manner.
·         Ensure all work is carried out in relation to Child Protection policies and Health & Safety guidelines.
·         To originate, select stories and provide expert coverage for broadcast, fully observing BBC Editorial Guidelines.
·         Have a good sense of spotting stories and subjects that would trend or go viral digitally.
·         To act within the framework of overall BBC coverage, especially by Reporters and Prod ucersin the region working for BBC Newsgathering; to maintain co-operative relations and ensure coverage forms part of a coherent overall offer.
·         To alert Editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, immediate on-the-spot reports.
·         To be prepared to check and advise against coverage when news agencies or other] organisations’ reports are unreliable. To help provide contact numbers, interviewees, set up discussion programmes, and provide other programme material to the BBC.
·         To maintain regular and clear communication with the African Service and BBC
·         Newsgathering teams so that colleagues are briefed on the Reporter’s movements and contact numbers at all times, through the assignment.
·         To carry out all BBC instructions regarding business expenditure including timely and accurate filing of expenses claims.

Qualifications

·         Substantial previous experience of working in a broadcasting news or factual environment, with strong knowledge of African news and current affairs.
·         Experience of on air reporting and presentation particularly in video to highest standards.
·         Authoritative microphone voice and ability to communicate effectively to listeners and viewers.
·         Excellent reporting and film-making skills – the ability to bring news to children in innovative ways that engage, excite and inspire.
·         Outstanding and fluent spoken and written language skills in English and Swahili and experience in presenting content in those languages.
·         Excellent writing skills and the ability to create fun, informative news content for children.
·         Demonstrable in depth knowledge of the audience requirements, and a good understanding of youth issues and the media interests of various age groups.
·         First class news judgement and a thorough understanding of BBC Editorial Guidelines, media law and Editorial Policy – particularly in relation to children’s issues.
·         An understanding of the changing broadcast environment and the challenges of the broadband world as it affects children.
·         A knowledge of and aptitude for information technology skills. A demonstrable interest and proven track record in social media.
·         Clear and engaging broadcast voice and ability to communicate effectively to viewers and listeners in Africa.
·         Ability to convey story and programme ideas and to contribute fully to the planning process.
·         Ability to remain calm when working to deadlines, apply sensible work priorities and pace him/herself through assignments.
·         Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team and to communicate effectively.
·         An understanding of BBC Africa and BBC World
How to Apply
Qualified candidates to Apply here.
Senior Broadcast Journalist

Responsibilities

·         To develop and deliver distinctive, significant investigations and current affairs documentaries (30min and 1 hour) which achieve high levels of impact and appreciation amongst African audiences. From the development of ideas, through the creative process of gathering material, to the editing and delivery of outstanding content.
·         To work with the investigations unit to develop impactful investigative stories by effectively managing a large contact list of contributors as well as help local freelance and BBC Africa staff develop ideas to be made into documentaries and digital documentaries
·         To contribute new perspectives and deeper exploration to big, moving stories.
·         To work with other departments within the BBC and with external Africa Service TV and Digital Partners, including independent production companies.
·         To oversee and comply content and ensure it meets BBC standards and legal requirements.
·         To deputise for the Investigations Editor and line manage some member of the team, train and develop the staff.
·         To forge relationships with other investigative organisations and programmes within the BBC.
·         To manage production budgets effectively.
·         An understanding of the law in relation to broadcasting.
·         A full command of written and spoken English and an excellent track record in producing written news/ digital and TV news packages.

Qualifications

·         Excellent track record of delivering high impact TV (30mins and 1 hour) documentaries, investigations and experience of different investigative approaches.
·         A good working knowledge of long form and short form production techniques suitable for television, digital video, Online and other formats.
·         An extensive track record of work in Sub-Sahara Africa, with at least 3 years working on African content or on the continent itself.
·         A track record in editorial innovation and in developing great digital and TV content.
·         Experience of managing a team of journalists
·         Knowledge of BBC News and Current Affairs output, BBC News and Newsgathering.
·         Knowledge of the African media market and the changing needs of the audience.
·         Thorough knowledge of African news and international current affairs.
·         Experience of managing budgets and observing tight financial targets.
·         Experience of making sound judgements on matters of editorial sensitivity.
·         A thorough knowledge of all the requirements of the BBC Producer Guidelines and Editorial policies.
·         A high level of editorial awareness and judgement in line with BBC and News Directorate policy.
·         Well-developed communication skills.
·         Strive for diversity of contributors, in terms of gender, ethnicity, disability and age.
·         Appreciate and demonstrate the BBC Values.
·         Resilience, determination, ambition, energy and enthusiasm.

How to apply

Accountant

Responsibilities

·         Preparation of all financial statements; including Management Accounts, books of account, recording each transaction in an appropriate and timely manner in an accounting system
·         Responsible for payroll and making all third party payments.
·         Responsible for advances management and ensuring that appropriate authorizations are in place and records maintained.
·         Managing the BBC’s tax profile.
·         Liaising with IBF and IBM teams for reporting and approvals.
·         Preparation and submission of monthly financial reports and bank and petty cash reconciliations.
·         Coordinating with staff on travel and other expenses and ensuring compliance with BBC policy.
·         Dealing with all payments to local and international vendors, including issuance of purchase orders, processing of invoices and fund transfers.
·         Preparation of budgets, with the IBF team in UK, and management of the IB and editorial
budgets for the Kenyan offices, advising the Bureau Editor and other managers of any potential savings or overspends
·         Supervising day to day dealings with banks for bank transfers, payroll and foreign remittances.
·         Acting as a liaison with auditors, legal advisors and tax consultants.
·         Conducting periodic audits of each office’s expenses and finance operations.
·         Assisting in Human Resources related issues including computation of payroll and salary transfers.
·         Ensuring that filing and record keeping is appropriate and compliant.
·         Implement and sustain a control environment and ensuring strong financial controls are in place. Alert the International Hub Bureau Manager, Operations Manager and IBF and/or IBM teams to any risks.
·         Overall responsibility for the efficient management of all financial issues.
·         Implementing policies and procedures in line with IBF guidelines.
·         To take individual responsibility for the promotion and implementation of the BBC Values.

Qualifications

·         Appropriate accountancy qualifications with sound knowledge of Kenya Tax laws particularly those pertaining to PAYE and withholding tax.
·         Sound book keeping experience including: working with budgets, producing timely and accurate information and reports, advising managers of cost issues.
·         Experienced in financial reporting with the ability to structure and read detailed financial data.
·         Strong planning, time management and organisational skills with the ability to work across many different projects at once
·         Ability to work unsupervised in a busy and pressurised environment.
·         Fluent spoken and written English; excellent communications skills and ability to manage remote communication effectively.
·         A good working knowledge of Kiswahili would be an advantage.
·         Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate proficiently both in written and verbal form to people of all levels.
·         Ability to work with attention to detail and accuracy
·         Good IT skills with an advanced knowledge in Excel and experience of other finance software packages.
·         Good working knowledge of BBC Health & Safety procedures
·         A lively interest in the broadcast news, online news and wider media environment and appreciation of the particular demands it may place on financial and administrative work.
·         Willing to spread best practices in BBC operations across Kenya and East Africa and to challenge, and where appropriate, report any financial irregularities to the IBF team.
·         People management skills
How to Apply

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