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Reporter/Producer, Religion (Lagos)

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

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service is embarking on an exciting journey with unprecedented investment in digital content for Africa and your role will be critical to us in meeting our ambitions.

At the BBC, we believe our mission is to inform, educate and connect the audiences from Africa to the rest of the world. 

We are now looking for a creative and versatile reporter/producer who fully understands of World Service and W2020 audiences and their needs. This role will be based in Lagos and will sit alongside a team of talented multimedia producers and journalists.

Role Responsibility

You'll be required to propose; research; write; report and edit excellent, interesting, well-explained reports and more thoughtful analytical pieces for publication - meeting the highest journalist standards and fully observing the BBC Editorial Guidelines.

Develop and use all formats and platforms available to tell the story in the most appropriate way and in particular developments in social media to deliver our journalism to audiences.

Supply items for the news diary, coming up with a stream of realistic coverage ideas and working collaboratively with other BBC reporters and producers in the field/region.

Please see the attached job description for further information.

Are you the right candidate?

You would need excellent knowledge of and interest in African religious or ethical affairs including how they relate to global issues.

First class reporting skills are required across a range of output and platforms along with the ability to produce high quality video, radio and digital content to tight deadlines

You should have a proven track-record of creative and imaginative story-telling, strong production skills and strong contacts in the religious or ethical affairs field.

Finally you'll require a high standard of written and spoken English, and fluency in at least one other Language that BBC Africa broadcasts in.

Package Description

Grade - 8

Job Type - FTC

Location - Lagos

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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