2 Job Vacancies at BBC Africa

Bilingual Reporter, BBC Swahili Radio

Job Reference BBC/TP/126103/32179
Contract Type Permanent – Full Time
Closing Date 14 November, 2018
Job Category Journalism
Business Unit News – WSG World Service
Location Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of

Job Introduction

  • As part of the World Service Language Services, BBC Africa newsgathering teams provide news reports, pictures and audio material from Africa to all BBC News programmes and services – both in the UK and internationally – in English and other languages. This content is of the highest possible editorial and technical standard, which in turn provides the best value for money for BBC audiences around the world. BBC Africa newsgathering teams have to ensure that in the face of increasing competition, BBC News is the world leader in newsgathering and is at the forefront of both its editorial coverage and technological innovation in broadcasting and digital services.
  • Tanzania is at the heart of the BBC’s audiences in East Africa. Its importance for the BBC in audience terms cannot be overstated both in Kiswahili and in English. In news terms, the rapid change in the multiparty political system and the transforming space of freedom of expression, and the growth of more critical voices from outside Tanzania dominate the headlines.

Role Responsibility

  • Based in Dodoma you will provide quality, informative programmes and reports in English and Kiswahili for BBC Television, Radio and Digital news programmes helping to ensure that our audiences, both Kiswahili and English speaking, are kept fully across the political developments coming out of the city. Yet Tanzania is also the home to the Kiswahili language and the human interest stories from the country just keep pressing to be told – you will play your part in telling those stories.
  • You will report on all aspects of national political, economic and cultural life in the city and across Tanzania and potentially travel across the region. You will stay well briefed on Tanzania in order to report and comment with authority, reporting in both English and Kiswahili.
  • You will report to the Editor, BBC Swahili Service liaising closely with the Bureau Editor, BBC Dar es Salaam

The role is based in Based in Dodoma. 

Are you the right candidate?

  • Extensive experience as a Reporter/Journalist including reporting assignments abroad.
  • Experience of reporting on live/breaking news.
  • Knowledge of the key editorial and audience priorities for the range of global and UK output.
  • Sound knowledge of Tanzania including political, economic and security developments in the region.
  • A thorough knowledge of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines.
  • A highly developed news and current affairs judgement.
  • A thorough understanding of the output of BBC News in English and Kiswahili.
  • A thorough understanding of the range of platforms and formats.
  • A high level of editorial awareness and judgement.
  • Diversity, reaching new audiences, multi skilling, health and safety and the ability to put these policies into practice.


  • An excellent level of spoken and written and broadcast English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to originate programme ideas.
  • Ability to build relationships/rapport with a variety of key people e.g. guests, contributors, camera operators and influence them where necessary.
  • Ability to negotiate/exercise diplomacy with people where necessary.
  • Possession of the specific skills, in writing, recording, editing, interviewing, reporting and presenting required for this job; this involves providing radio and television material in a variety of forms, working live to air and producing different types of digital content in text, video and stills.
  • Ability to work alone and in teams.

Package Description
Contract: Permanent
Local terms and conditions apply
Location: Dodoma
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Tanzania.


Multi-Media Journalist, BBC Swahili Service

Job Reference BBC/TP/126103/32203
Contract Type Permanent – Full Time
Closing Date 14 November, 2018
Job Category Journalism
Business Unit News – WSG World Service
Location Dar Es Salaam , Tanzania, United Republic of

Job Introduction

  • The BBC Swahili Service broadcasts the award-winning Dira ya Dunia Television and Radio programmes, Amka radio breakfast show and English Premier League commentaries, all watched and heard by audiences across East Africa and beyond. Our editorial teams are located in London, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and we have reporters in other countries in Africa.
  • At the heart of the service’s exciting output is our hugely successful mobile and desk website, bbcswahili.com, offering video, interactive and audio content together with links to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Our output aims to make international news relevant to an East African audience, and bring international perspectives to bear on East African developments. Reporting in a dynamic and compelling fashion is important and interactivity forms a critical part of our content across all platforms.
  • On a daily basis, you will be under the supervision of a Duty Editor as appropriate. Shift work will be required which will include nights, weekends and public holidays.

Role Responsibility

  • We are looking for a Producer / Presenter with a strong knowledge of Sports both in Africa and globally to work for BBC Swahili. The candidate must also have excellent understanding of Regional, British and International News and Current Affairs relevant to Our Swahili audience.
  • You will originate research, prepare, produce and present programs, items, packages, interviews, discussions, background, analysis and features, for radio, TV, online, mobile and social media.
  • You need to ensure that any programme material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBC. You will work as Duty Editor for specific broadcasts or periods of time, as required.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Recent and relevant experience as a multi-media broadcast journalist.
  • A full command and up to date knowledge of Kiswahili (first or equivalent language).
  • 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 East Africa and an in-depth understanding of the areas’ Sporting Activities and Interests, history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience. An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and the way it is developing.
  • A good knowledge of, and interest in British and international current affairs, particularly insofar as they affect the target areas.
  • An excellent broadcasting voice and strong presentation skills with the ability to perform at the microphone with flair. Good interviewing skills.
  • Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.
  • Good keyboard/computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment. A demonstrable interest in social media and an understanding of the potential of new technology are essential.

Package Description
Contract: Permanent
Local terms and conditions apply
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Tanzania.


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