BBC is hiring a Bilingual Reporter
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 a historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service has introduced a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.
The BBC is the world leader in broadcast newsgathering at the forefront of both the range of editorial coverage and technological innovation.
We are looking to recruit a Bilingual Reporter to work in Dakar on a continuing contract.
The successful candidate will play a crucial role within the service, with TV and digital output. You will be providing timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs events in Francophone West Africa. You will be required to report for multi-platform outlets, including television, online and social media and radio in English and French.
On a day to day basis you will provide broadcast coverage in both languages, covering news topics and events. You will also advice on news developments and will contribute to playbacks, programme reviews and editorial decisions.
You will be required to travel at short notice and may be needed to work across Africa, sometimes for several days and may be asked to work in hostile environments.
Are you the right candidate?
With excellent French and English language skills, you will have experience of field reporting and a strong broadcasting voice and track record of accuracy and impartiality.
You will have extensive knowledge of Francophone West Africa, including a good understanding of the complexities of the target region. The ability to work under pressure and react to breaking news is essential. You must be a self-starter, with a strong ability to work independently.
– Continuing (permanent) contract
– Local terms and conditions apply
– Role based in Dakar, Senegal
– Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon
– you having the right to work in Senegal.
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