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BBC Media Jobs in Kenya

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. 

To achieve this, BBC Media Action partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

  • Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development and humanitarian issues.
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.
We seek experienced professionals to fill the roles of:
Programme Researcher
S/he will provide high level and verifiable information on panellists, themes, and issues on localities to support a high quality weekly radio and TV production and output to the internet. 

S/he will be responsible for fact checking, writing briefs for presenters and contributing to the creative scope of the production. 

The post holder will identify appropriate data, contributors, locations or archive material, collate and assess information from various sources, and ensure that legal, compliance and copyright requirements are met.
Candidates will have a university degree in journalism or substantial journalism experience in TV and radio or print; advanced research and analytical skills; and must demonstrate current knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulations, and associated procedures and how to comply with regulatory requirements as they relate to the Kenyan broadcast environment.

Web Editor
S/he will manage web and social media platforms, create and publish programme related content in various formats to these channels, and produce rich multimedia content for digital publication (working closely with the radio and TV production teams). 

The Web Editor will also be responsible for monitoring editorial content and providing analysis of user statistics.
Candidates will have a university degree in journalism or online communications, substantial editorial experience in online media and journalism, a strong knowledge of current and developing platforms, technologies and communication tools and excellent IT and web publishing skills and experience with digital content management and production software.
Closing date for applications is Thursday, 28th March 2013
Candidates must be Kenyan citizens. Candidates who meet the specifications should submit a covering letter and CV in one document to with the job title clearly stated in the subject line.
Please note that applications which do not include both the covering letter and CV in one document will not be considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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