To research, report, write, translate, edit or adapt stories or programme material; to find contributors and interviewees as well as other sources of material and/or actuality, as appropriate and to the required specification whilst maintaining professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC Editorial Guidelines.
To perform at the microphone with or without a script, conduct interviews, chair discussions and act as a participant in other productions, whether live, pre-recorded or on location.
To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required. To be able to freshen a story.
To be responsible for thinking through and around editorial problems, developing realistic alternative strategies and approaches.
The Ideal Candidate
A full command and up to date knowledge of French (first or equivalent).
A good knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
Wide and up to date familiarity with French speaking Africa and an in-depth understanding of the area’s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience. An extensive knowledge of the media situation in French-speaking Africa and the way it is developing.
A thorough knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs in French-speaking Africa. A good knowledge of, and interest in, international and British current affairs, particularly insofar as they affect the target area.
Contract: 1 X Continuing & 1 6 month FTC
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply
Owing to under representation of female Journalists in our Bureau in Dakar we would particularly welcome applications from female candidates.
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Senegal.
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