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Journalist, Planning BBC Africa Lagos and Abuja

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

Job Introduction

Africas media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.

The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million across various platforms.

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for using a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards. You may be required to present content on radio, TV or online which may be live or recorded. Producing programmes, exercising editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial journalism is also required for the role with the ability to use a range of video, audio & digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.

Please view the full Job Description for more details.


Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role you will need to be fluent in English with knowledge of more than one language, broadcast by BBC Africa in West Africa, being a distinct advantage. You will have significant recent experience as a journalist, with good knowledge of production techniques and have the ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast. You will be able to demonstrate sound editorial and policy decisions based on the distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage, the programme departments and the audience and write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.

Package Description

Contract: 1 x Permanent positionbased in Lagos

1 x Fixed Term position, until 13th November, 2019 based in Abuja

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Nigeria

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

About the BBC

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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC whether thats 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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.

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