Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Journalist/Producer at BBC

Job Title: Journalist/Producer

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reports to: Senior Producer

Duration: 12 months

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Overview of the role

We’re seeking a journalist/producer that is an experienced, creative and dynamic individual who understands editorial values and can demonstrate that they have upheld them in their previous work. S/he will be responsible for accessing content from journalists of the partner stations, recruiting studio guests and working closely with the presenter and senior producer to realise the content vision of the programme.

The national journalist/producer will be entrusted with producing a programme of high editorial and technical quality. Together with the senior producer, s/he will encourage the partner stations to rebroadcast the national programme, promoting it to their audiences for added impact.

Main duties and responsibilities


Required skills, knowledge and experience



Key competencies

The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.

  1. Managing relationships and teamwork: able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team. Values individual’s differences and demonstrates a commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning, for the benefit of the team.
  2. Strategic thinking: Able to identify a vision and create plans for implementation of that vision to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, and issues in the short, medium and long-term
  3. Leadership: Ability to inspire others to realize an identified vision.
  4. Analytical thinking: Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development.
  5. Change management: Able to understand and anticipate the need for change and to build frameworks for planning and managing the continuous process of change.
  6. Planning and organization: Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others; planning of activities considering all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: – please include the title of the position applied for in the subject line and send by 5pm on Monday 10 August 2020. Only applicants with separate cover letter will be considered.

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