Editor, Children’s News Media Jobs at BBC
Editor, Children’s News Job Responsibilities
- To compile and present engaging content offering new perspectives and deeper exploration to stories, interviews, profiles and digital content for a youth audience.
- Originate and report compelling news content reports, either online or for TV that willappeal to our target audience – finding innovative ways of treating them and bringing them to life.
- To write in a clear and engaging way – helping children make sense of the world they live in.
- To contribute ideas and pitch original stories with both TV and digital treatments, ma kingsure that they work for online, social and TV platforms.
- Direct VT’s to a high standard – ensuring all platforms receive distinct and original content.
- Travel within Nairobi and across Africa when required – always working in a flexible, appropriate manner.
- Ensure all work is carried out in relation to Child Protection policies and Health & Safety guidelines.
- To originate, select stories and provide expert coverage for broadcast, fully observing BBC Editorial Guidelines.
- Have a good sense of spotting stories and subjects that would trend or go viral digitally.
- To act within the framework of overall BBC coverage, especially by Reporters and Prod ucersin the region working for BBC Newsgathering; to maintain co-operative relations and ensure coverage forms part of a coherent overall offer.
- To alert Editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, immediate on-the-spot reports.
- To be prepared to check and advise against coverage when news agencies or other] organisations’ reports are unreliable. To help provide contact numbers, interviewees, set up discussion programmes, and provide other programme material to the BBC.
- To maintain regular and clear communication with the African Service and BBC
- Newsgathering teams so that colleagues are briefed on the Reporter’s movements and contact numbers at all times, through the assignment.
- To carry out all BBC instructions regarding business expenditure including timely and accurate filing of expenses claims.
Qualifications for the Editor, Children’s News Job
- Substantial previous experience of working in a broadcasting news or factual environment, with strong knowledge of African news and current affairs.
- Experience of on air reporting and presentation particularly in video to highest standards.
- Authoritative microphone voice and ability to communicate effectively to listeners and viewers.
- Excellent reporting and film-making skills – the ability to bring news to children in innovative ways that engage, excite and inspire.
- Outstanding and fluent spoken and written language skills in English and Swahili and experience in presenting content in those languages.
- Excellent writing skills and the ability to create fun, informative news content for children.
- Demonstrable in depth knowledge of the audience requirements, and a good understanding of youth issues and the media interests of various age groups.
- First class news judgement and a thorough understanding of BBC Editorial Guidelines, media law and Editorial Policy – particularly in relation to children’s issues.
- An understanding of the changing broadcast environment and the challenges of the broadband world as it affects children.
- A knowledge of and aptitude for information technology skills. A demonstrable interest and proven track record in social media.
- Clear and engaging broadcast voice and ability to communicate effectively to viewers and listeners in Africa.
- Ability to convey story and programme ideas and to contribute fully to the planning process.
- Ability to remain calm when working to deadlines, apply sensible work priorities and pace him/herself through assignments.
- Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team and to communicate effectively.
- An understanding of BBC Africa and BBC World
How to Apply
Qualified candidates to Apply here.
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