3 trainees sought by BBC Africa to work from their Nairobi bureau

BBC Africa are looking for three trainee journalists to join their Nairobi bureau.

BBC Africa are looking for three trainee journalists to join their Nairobi bureau for 12 months to gain the skills and experience needed to become a BBC journalist.

The BBC World Service reaches more than 90 million people in Africa weekly on Radio, TV, Online (language sites and bbcafrica.com), Mobile and Social Media. Their East Africa hub based in Nairobi is the BBC’s biggest bureau in Africa hosting Amharic, Afaan Oromoo, Tigrinya, Swahili, Somali and Great Lakes Language services as well as digital teams, an innovation hub and a range of TV programmes.

Successful applicants will gain an understanding of BBC news as a journalist, including what it is like working in two languages – English and one other of the Horn of Africa languages, Amharic, Afaan Oromoo or Tigrinya.

No professional journalism training is required and trainees will spend time in the relevant language service within The East Africa Bureau, meeting a range of people, from bilingual reporters, producers, editors, presenters, camera operators to online, digital and social media journalists.

At the end of the 12 months they will have a clear understanding of BBC editorial values and an idea of the wide-ranging journalism that goes on at BBC Africa and other parts of BBC News.

On the successful completion of their traineeship, they will be ready to apply for Journalist roles within the BBC and in other media organisations although there is no guarantee of a job at the end of the scheme.

The starting date for these roles is 1 November and for more information and how to apply, please click here.