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Bilingual Reporter, BBC Africa TV (Hausa/English)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

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. With Nigeria being the largest economy in Africa and Lagos the largest city in Africa by population, 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.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Africa Bureaux Editor, the head of the Hausa Service and the head of Africa TV. You will supply timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs events in Nigeria. You will provide material for online and social media, for radio and TV for our African, UK and international audiences. Using your local knowledge, contacts and expertise, you will file reports and interviews and report live from breaking stories as well as from planned events in both Hausa and English.

Are you the right candidate?

You will be an experienced Reporter and Broadcast Journalist who is fluent (oral and written) in English and Hausa. Experience of reporting on live/breaking news is required as is the ability to provide creative content that is suitable for all forms of media.

With a thorough knowledge of Nigeria including political, economic and security developments in the region and an understanding of international affairs, you will be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of our audience needs. You should also have an authoritative microphone voice and the ability to approach assignments in a calm and sensible manner. You will be prepared to work in challenging security environments in Nigeria having regard for the safety of yourself and your team.

Package Description

Contract: 2 year attachment/fixed term contract, local Nigeria terms and conditions

Location: Abuja with travel to the Lagos Bureau and across Nigeria as required

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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