Video Journalist, BBC Afaan Oromo

at BBC World Service
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted September 23, 2021
Category Journalism
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


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.We are now looking for a Video Journalist to join our team in Nairobi.  This is an attachment / fixed term contract for nine months.

Role Responsibility

The role of the Video Journalist is to produce, shoot and edit material, delivering highly shareable and engaging content for our Afaan Oromo and other East African audiences.  You will ensure content is published according to timelines and meets the highest editorial standards at all times.  You will also be responsible for location lighting, filming, editing, post production and product delivery.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a full command of Afaan Oromo (written and spoken) and a broadcast-standard of English.  Knowledge of other Ethiopian languages would be a distinct advantage.  Demonstrable knowledge in a journalistic background is essential.  Experience of digital newsgathering, original journalism, using various cameras and filing video from the field is important.  You will have a track record of filming and editing high quality video content, with knowledge of working with Final Cut Pro and other tools and applications as required.  A full understanding of current technical issues involved in production of video content and a demonstrable interest in new media technologies is important.

Contract: attachment / fixed term contract for nine months – local terms and conditions apply

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