Journalist (Multimedia) Business Programmes


Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new Business daily and weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside existing African business output.

Main Responsibilities

You will be responsible for all aspects of Business output including the production and presentation of live and recorded content, reporting, presenting, script-writing, packaging, translating, and compiling TV bulletins.  In addition, you will be involved in creating digital video for our website and social platforms, and writing for our website to promote our content and engage with our audiences.

Shift work will be required which could include early/late shifts, weekends and public holidays.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will have first class communication with fluency in written and spoken English and French. As the Broadcast Journalist you will have exceptional knowledge of business, in particular stories that appeal to an African audience and have a network of excellent contacts. You will have a good knowledge of what works on TV and digital platforms within the market and a proven track record of coming up with ideas and seeing them through to delivery, ideally in a creative or media environment.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Package Description

Department:  BBC Africa

Location:  London

Reports to:  Business Editor, Africa

Contract:   Continuing

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

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