Researcher Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Virtual Hr Recruitment Limited

Job Description

Job Introduction

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 an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching a new Health and Lifestyle weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside other African content.

We are looking for a Researcher with excellent spoken English and Swahili to work in a new Africa Health Unit and launch new health and lifestyle video and TV products for African audiences. The successful candidate will need to have excellent an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media content.

Role Responsibility

Produce timely tip-offs, media reviews, basic updates and background information based on the monitoring of vernacular sources from the target area
Maintain a database of contacts, organisations and source information from the target area
Undertake administrative tasks as required
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 our users on our research offering; work with the Senior Broadcast Journalist/Editorial Lead and the rest of the team to interpret this

The Ideal Candidate

An excellent level of spoken and written English. Swahili is also desirable.
Experience of carrying out tasks where attention to detail is particularly important
Ability to communicate effectively and to present complex information and ideas clearly and concisely
Editorial judgment and the ability to spot a story
An interest in African health and lifestyle
Willingness and enthusiasm to embrace new ways of working and new technology to find and analyse information and produce content and an ability to share/communicate what you know, or have learnt, to others in the team
Ability to understand and identify the needs of health and lifestyle audiences

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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