Job Vacancy: Presenter, Somali Service


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 a historic and exciting expansion of

BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a daily Somali TV new programme alongside its Somali radio and digital services.

We are looking for a Presenter to join the team on a fixed term contract for one year.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Editor, Somali Service, your role is to provide all aspects of news output including the production and presentation of live and recorded content, reporting, presenting, script-writing, packaging, translating, and compiling radio Bulletins.  You will use your journalistic skills and experience to present on news, politics, culture and social issues relevant to a Somali audience.  You will also be responsible for managing social media platforms to promote our content and engage with the audience.

Shift work including weekends and public holidays is required.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be a fluent Somali and English speaker, with demonstrable experience in a journalistic role.  Knowledge of global, African and Somali news and current affairs is essential.  You will have an excellent broadcasting voice and first class reporting skills.  An understanding of what works on radio and digital platforms is important.

Package Description

Contract: fixed term for 12 months

Location: 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

About the BBC

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.