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Co-Production Reporter, Africa TV - Lagos

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

Job Introduction

In an exciting new partnership, BBC Africa is working with Channels TV in Nigeria to co-produce a lively, weekly current affairs programme for Nigerian audiences.  It will feature an in depth look at strong African stories, look at issues that touch the lives of Nigerians at home and abroad, deliver original storytelling and hard-hitting studio discussions and interviews. All our journalists work across TV, Digital and Social platforms.

Role Responsibility

BBC Africa service are looking for a Reporter to work within the co-production team and he/she will play a crucial role in providing timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs for Nigerian audience. As the Reporter in the team you will be responsible for covering stories, issues and events in Nigeria and the surrounding regions and report for multi-platform outlets, including TV, online, social media and radio

In addition you will be required to provide a variety of content in English and where possible in Hausa or Pidgin often with tight deadlines.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will have recent or relevant experience as a TV Reporter or Journalist  both in originating material and editing the work of others, a very high level of spoken and written English, a good feel and understanding for strong and distinctive stories and experience of multiplatform news reporting.

It is essential that you have thorough knowledge of national affairs as well as an understanding of international affairs, an independent and balanced editorial judgement, familiarity of the region and understanding of the audiences and a good knowledge of youth issues and media interests of various age groups.

Package Description

Job Title:       Co-Production Reporter

Department:  BBC Africa Service

Location:       Lagos, Nigeria

Applicants must have a valid Right to Work in Nigeria before submitting an application. 

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 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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