BBC Media Action Zambia
Posted Job
about 2 years ago


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 multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences. We are looking for a reporter with excellent spoken and written English to join the Africa Service and work across all platforms. You need to demonstrate that you are an experienced Journalist with creative ideas for TV, digital and radio and have a desire to report news in a fair and unbiased way. A career at the BBC offers you an opportunity to tell stories that can change lives. The aim of BBC Africa is to showcase the diverse ideas and aspirations from across the continent.

Role Responsibility

  • The Reporter will play a crucial role providing timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs events in Zambia and the surrounding regions, but they will be advising teams on stories in the patch for wider BBC consumption.
  • The Reporter will be required to report for multi-platform outlets, including television, online and social media and radio.

Are you the right candidate?

  • The ideal candidate will have recent and relevant experience as a TV Reporter and/or Journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others with a thorough knowledge of national affairs together with an understanding of international affairs.
  • With an authoritative microphone voice you will have the ability to communicate effectively to listeners and viewers and be able to demonstrate excellent independent and balanced editorial judgement.
  • You will have an in depth knowledge of the audience requirements and a good understanding of youth issues and the media interests of various age groups.
  • A demonstrable interest and proven track record in social media is important.

Package Description

Department: BBC Africa TV

BBC Location: Lusaka, Zambia


  • Continuing

Reports to:

  • BBC Africa Regional Deployments Editor
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Zambia

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