BBC News Komla Dumor Award 2023 for African Journalists – Apply Now!

The Application portal is now Opened for Eligible Journalists in Africa to apply for the BBC News Komla Dumor Awards 2023.

BBC News Komla Dumor Award
BBC News Komla Dumor Award

Job Introduction

The BBC designs the Komla Dumor Awards to continue the legacy of Komla Dumor who was a BBC News Journalist. Komla was very passionate about telling African Stories to the world with Honesty and Integrity.

The BBC News Komla Dumor Award is offered to Outstanding Journalists who are residents of Africa and combines strong journalism skills, on-air flair, and exceptional talent in telling African stories.

Details of the BBC Komla Dumor Award

  • Host Organization: BBC
  • Country: Africa
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Closing date: February 14, 2023
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Job Reference: BBC/TP/788768/65528
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Full Time
  • Job Category: Journalism

About BBC

With a total of 22,000 staff, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom, it is located at Broadcasting House in London.

The broadcasting corporation is impartial and independent, and daily creating distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world.

The BBC operations include Television services, such as the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, and the pioneering online-only youth service BBC Three.

Benefits and advantages of BBC Komla Dumor Award

The winner will receive the following benefits:

  • The winner will have an opportunity to be trained and developed with the BBC in London, starting in early September 2023, for a period of three months.
  • The winner will have access to work with teams from across BBC News,
  • The winner of the award is expected to produce an African story for the BBC, this story and the winner’s voice will be shared across the African continent and the world at Large.
  • The winner will receive support from a high-level BBC mentor and attend courses run by the BBC’s world-class training department, the BBC Academy.
  • Additionally, the winner will be given a stipend plus their London accommodation and travel to and from their home.

How to Apply for BBC News Komla Dumor Awards 2023

All Interested and Qualified should visit the official webpage of BBC at:  to apply

Eligibility Criteria for BBC Komla Dumor Award Qualification

To be eligible to apply for the BBC Komla Dumor Award, you must meet the requirements below:

  • You must be a resident and working as a journalist in Africa.
  • Excellent journalism skills are mandatory both in digital and social media.
  • Have Broadcasting experience.
  • You’re expected to have an excellent broadcasting voice and presenting solid skills, and be able to perform at the microphone with flair.
  • Ability to identify and pitch a strong original African story idea, aligned with the BBC editorial guidelines.
  • You’re expected to have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the African continent, including politics, business, culture, history and sports.
  • Fluency in English as a first or equivalent language is a major requirement

Documents Required for Application

  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum two pages) / complete a careers hub profile.
  • A valid passport.
  • Proof of employment, birth certificate, passport, References, UK visa and proof of the level of English

Application Deadline

February 14, 2023



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