Monday, November 30, 2015

Opportunity for Reporters in Ghana: BBC Africa (Ghana) seek local correspondent

Job Introduction

The BBC is the leading international broadcaster in Africa reaching a weekly audience of more than 90 million on Radio, TV, Digital (language sites and, Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili & Arabic. We are committed to broadcasting to and from the continent in a style that meets the demands of our growing audience and as well as our language services, our presence in the region is also defined by our bureaux, special correspondents and bilingual reporters.  We are committed to delivering news and information to people across Africa and insights from Africa to audiences around the globe.

Role Responsibility

As part of a team of reporters across Africa, you will supply timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news, current affairs and events from Accra and the wider West Africa region for TV, radio, digital and mobile contributing in English.

You will also be expected to provide contact numbers, interviewees, set up discussion programmes, take still photographs and video footage, contribute actively to the BBC Africa’s social media output and provide other programme material to the wider BBC to ensure that our audiences enjoy accurate, engaging, timely and thought-provoking content.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be an experienced Reporter with a high level of written and spoken English and an authoritative microphone voice. You must have experience in producing innovative material whilst consciously implementing balanced editorial judgement. With a thorough knowledge of Ghana and West African affairs together with an understanding of international affairs, you will be familiar with the region and be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of our audience’s needs. You must be able to produce two-ways and make radio and television packages as well as demonstrating an interest in and passion for social media as this is crucial to connecting with our audience.

You will be expected to travel frequently and at time across West Africa without warning which is often dictated by events as they happen, so we will be looking to benefit from your flexible approach.

Working knowledge of Hausa particularly desirable but any of French, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Kiswahili or Arabic would be of interest.

Package Description
Job Title: Reporter, BBC Africa
Contract: 1 x permanent vacancy (Local Terms)
Location: Accra Ghana
About the Company

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