Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences.

We’re looking for people who are full of ideas and have a real passion for news. We want people who have enthusiasm for all things digital and storytelling.

We are now looking for a Video Journalist to join our Swahili Service team on a continuous contract.

Role Responsibility

Working closely with other Journalists in the service, the successful candidate will create content for a variety of broadcast and digital media platforms, in multiple formats including audio and video.

You will use your knowledge of the digital media market to produce interesting news content for our website and social media platforms.

You will work across all BBC Swahili platforms to ensure the highest quality content is created for our audiences and conforms to BBC Values and editorial standards.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have a full command of Swahili (written and spoken) and a broadcast-standard of English. Demonstrable knowledge in a journalistic background is essential. Experience of digital newsgathering, original journalism, using various cameras and filing video from the field is important. You will have a track record of filming and editing high quality video content, with knowledge of working with Final Cut Pro and other tools and applications as required.

Package Description

Contract: Permanent role - Full Time.   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** 

About the BBC

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here