The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. BBC World Service in Africa launched a new Business daily and weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside existing African business output.
We are looking for a Journalist (Business Reporter) to join our team in Lagos on an attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months.
With excellent English language skills, you will have experience of business reporting, delivering creative output for digital, TV and radio platforms. French language skills would be a distinct advantage. Working closely with the London, Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg bureaux, you will prepare edited material either working in a self-op environment or with a craft editor to produce inserts and packages for the various outlets such as Business TV features, News bulletins, Online or social. You will source and brief contributors for live and edited stories and interview them for broadcast and alert editors to breaking news, being ready to file accurate reports on the spot.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have an excellent command of English language (both written and spoken), with a strong journalistic and business reporting background. Knowledge of French would be advantageous. You will have a broad understanding of West African news and current affairs, with a good knowledge of the business sector. Strong digital understanding and awareness of the latest broadcast technology and the ability to learn new skills is important. You will have an excellent broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality.
Contract: attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months
Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria
Please submit your CV and application questions in English
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