Senior Journalist (Reporter), Journaliste senior (Reporter), Yaoundé, The BBC World Service

Senior Journalist (Reporter), Journaliste senior (Reporter), Yaoundé, The BBC World Service

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Introduction

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.

Role Responsibility

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

Are you the right candidate?

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.

Package Description

Band: D

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

This role is on local terms and conditions

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