Senior Journalist Jobs – BBC World Service


Job Title:    Senior Journalist

Organization:  BBC
World Service

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Job Reference: BBC/TP/788771/51104


About US:

The BBC World
Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a
weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and social media.
Africa’s media landscape is one of the fastest developing news markets in the
world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity
increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and television
migrating from analogue to digital.


Job Summary:  The BBC is looking for a Senior Journalist –
Reporter based in Uganda to provide oversight for a range of TV, Radio and
Digital content in English and Swahili which will appeal to young audience and


Key Duties and

Reporter will play a crucial role providing timely, expert and authoritative
coverage of news and current affairs events in Uganda and the surrounding
regions in both English and Swahili.

You will
broadcast on news topics and events (political, economic, social, cultural,
scientific, sport, etc.) in a manner which is timely, authoritative, lively,
interesting and readily understandable by a non-specialist audience.

Senior Journalist you will pitch original stories with both TV and digital
treatments, making sure that they work for online, social and TV platforms.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must have recent and relevant experience as a TV reporter or
Journalist with outstanding language skills of written and spoken English.
Swahili is desirable and an added advantage.

You will
have excellent skills in both TV and Radio scripting and presentation with
demonstrated ability to identify strong and distinctive stories.

You will
have a good understanding of digital platforms and the types of content which
do well on them.

thorough familiarity of the region, an in depth knowledge of the audience requirements
and a good understanding of youth issues and the media interests of various age
groups is needed for the role along with a thorough knowledge of national
affairs together with an understanding of international affairs.


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join the BBC should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 25th November, 2020


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