Senior Journalist, BBC Tigrinya

Recruiter / Employer: Unspecified
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/56135

Job Introduction

The BBC is looking for a Senior Journalist to provide oversight for a range of digital and radio content which will appeal to a young audience.  You will be based in our Nairobi bureau.

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Journalist with the Tigrinya team, you will create content to maximise the BBC World Service’s impact and potential in Africa.  This will involve researching, interviewing original sources and writing reports for radio and digital platforms.

The role will lead the production of output, ensuring material produced is lively, interesting and appeals to the target audience, particularly women and the youth.  The Senior Journalist will be involved in training and day-to-day supervision of journalists and other production staff, as well as managing and assessing performance.  The role will also deputise for the Editor when required. 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of working in a senior journalistic role, with a full command of Tigrinya and English (written and spoken).  You will have a full understanding of social media and its challenges in working with breaking news.  First class knowledge of news and current affairs in the Horn of Africa and globally is important.  You will have sound editorial judgement and be able to evidence your experience of creating brilliant content for social media in text, graphic and video formats.  You will support a team of journalists, overseeing their work and helping them learn new skills.

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