Journalism Researcher (Nairobi) – BBC Monitoring at BBC World Service

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  • Company: BBC World Service
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Advertising/Media Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

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.

Role Responsibility
  • Select, research, create, edit and publish profiles on personalities, organisations and source information from Africa (and any other relevant region) for BBCM’s reference content
  • Be proactive and meticulous in making sure that the Reference content is comprehensive and current, reprioritising as necessary, and planning for upcoming events in the creation and maintenance of data
  • Produce timely tip-offs, media reviews, news reports and background information based on the monitoring of vernacular sources from Africa and any other country for which you have responsibility
  • Play a role in the planning and strategic development of research as appropriate
  • Contribute story ideas and new angles on emerging narratives and long-running stories, including from a data perspective
  • Actively seek feedback from BBCM’s users on our research offering; work with the Editorial Leads and the rest of the teams to interpret this and respond in a timely manner
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in BBC Monitoring and across the BBC, on regular output and bespoke products
  • Ensure all output produced adheres to the highest journalistic standards and is consistent with BBC editorial guidelines
  • Contribute to development of other researchers through assisting with training and mentoring
  • Prepare and compile multimedia elements for publication, for example video clips, images and maps. Ability to learn and use data reference and news production systems e.g. BBCM reference database, MPS Create and CPS.
The Ideal Candidate

Essential Requirements

  • An excellent level of spoken and idiomatic written English
  • Good French
  • Experience of research and reference databases (or very similar)
  • The ability to juggle different tasks and competing priorities
  • An understanding of the news and current affairs of Sub Saharan Africa
  • An interest in international news and media developments globally
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills


  • Regional languages common in African media, including Kinyrwanda/Kirundi, Lingala, or other languages found particularly in Francophone Africa (e.g. Bambara, Arabic, Hausa, Fula/Peul etc). Portuguese or Spanish may also be useful.
  • Experience of handling data, or tasks requiring a methodical approach and/or attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience using different tools to gather and organise information
  • Flexible and comfortable to work remotely with a dispersed team

Package Description

Contract : Continuing

Location : BBC Offices, Nairobi, Kenya

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 31 December. 2021
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