As part of the one of the biggest broadcasters in the world, BBC Afrique and BBC Africa English broadcast on radio and online from London and Africa. Our output is varied with a strong emphasis on regional and international current affairs. From covering breaking news, sport, arts, business, features and challenging decision makers to discussing the issues that affect the daily lives of Africans, our daily programmes are delivered across a range of platforms. We are seeking a Bilingual Reporter to work in Kinshasa to provide timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs events across the whole of DR Congo.
You’ll provide specialist and general coverage of news and current affairs events and trends in DR Congo for radio, TV, online and mobile contributing in French and English. You’ll ensure our reports reflect the expectations as well as the lives of our audiences in the DR Congo as well as the rest of Africa. Advising the wider BBC Africa team about news topics and events on a regular basis, you will also alert editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, on-the-spot reports. This role is offered on local terms and conditions.
With an authoritative microphone voice and a full command of French and English, you’ll have a presentation style suitable for our output. We need your thorough knowledge of current affairs in DR Congo and your understanding of international affairs as well as a good knowledge of our audience need. You’ll have recent, relevant experience as reporter and/or journalist with proven skills in filing despatches and the ability to produce two-ways and radio and television packages.