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Business Reporter, BBC Africa

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

Job Introduction

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.

Role Responsibility

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. 

Package Description

Location: Lagos

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

About the Company

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Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

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