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Bilingual Reporter - Abuja

Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. The BBC is the world leader in broadcast newsgathering at the forefront of both the range of editorial coverage and technological innovation.

BBC Africa newsgathering provides news reports, pictures and audio material to all BBC News programmes and services – for Africa, the UK and internationally - in English and other languages, including Hausa. It is crucial that our spoken and written content in both English and Hausa is of the highest possible editorial and technical standard, which in turn provides the best value for money for BBC audiences around the world.

We are looking for a creative and versatile Reporter who will be based in Abuja and will sit alongside a team of talented multimedia Journalists

Role Responsibility

  • To originate, select stories and provide expert news coverage and analysis for broadcast, fully observing BBC Editorial Guidelines
  • To pitch original stories with both TV and digital treatments, making sure that they work for online, social and TV platforms
  • To act within the framework of overall BBC coverage, especially by Reporters and Producers in the region working for BBC Newsgathering; to maintain co-operative relations and ensure coverage forms part of a coherent overall offer
  • To provide a variety of content in English and Hausa, often with tight deadlines

Are you the right candidate?

•             Outstanding level of spoken and written English and Hausa

•             Excellent skills in both TV and Radio scripting and presentation

•             Demonstrated ability to identify strong and distinctive stories

•             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 and international affairs

Package Description

Contract: Permanent - Full time

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Abuja - Nigeria

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Africa.

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