Journalist, BBC Monitoring (French) – Nairobi
BBC Monitoring is seeking to recruit a Digital Journalist with French proficiency and excellent idiomatic English writing and editing skills to join its Nairobi team.
BBC Monitoring offers open source monitoring of TV, radio, print and digital media around the world. It is an important part of the BBC’s newsgathering operation and provides content for BBC output and a range of other customers.
As a Digital Journalist, you’ll play a pivotal role in meeting the needs of BBC Monitoring’s users by identifying news and key insights based on the monitoring of vernacular sources – TV, radio, newspapers and social media – across Africa. You will produce engaging content in English and cover many news stories, including breaking news. You will work a shift pattern, feed into the global news agenda, acting as a point of reference on Sub-Saharan Africa.
You’ll use a variety of tools and techniques to mine the media for story ideas, identify emerging trends and narratives and contribute to advance planning for coverage of key events.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll have experience as a journalist and excellent writing skills in idiomatic English. You’ll be able to record accurately, to report impartially, to provide context as necessary and to ensure all output is consistent with the BBC’s editorial guidelines. You’ll have a thorough understanding of Africa’s media environment and a good knowledge of the political, cultural, religious and economic factors significant in the region. You’ll be able to track breaking news and emerging trends in social media.
You are willing and able to embrace new ways of working, to continually develop yourself and others around you and to actively seek feedback. You have good inter-personal communication skills and can work collaboratively with team members and with other parts of the BBC.
You will need complete fluency in French.
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About BBC World Service
The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting radio and television news, speech and discussions in 29 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays. It was announced in November 2016 that The BBC World Service will start broadcasting in Igbo, Nigerian Pidgin, Yoruba and Amharic among others in its biggest expansion since the 1940s. The World Service reached 210 million people a week (TV, radio and online) on average in 2015. The English-language service broadcasts 24 hours a day.