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Video Journalist, Africa Digital

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 Africa aims to report in a lively and engaging fashion, and interactivity, promotion of content on social media and social newsgathering form a large part of its activities across all platforms.  It is via social media that BBC Africa Service seeks to engage younger and digitally savvy audiences across Africa and the diaspora.

We are looking for a Video Journalist with excellent digital skills to join our team in Lagos.  This is a fixed term contract until September 2021.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Senior Digital Journalist, your role is to produce, shoot and edit material, delivering highly shareable and engaging content for our service.  You will ensure content is published according to timelines and meets the highest editorial standards at all times.  You will also be responsible for location lighting, filming, editing, post production and product delivery.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced video journalist with a broadcast-standard level of English.  Experience of digital newsgathering, original journalism, using various cameras and filming video from the field is essential; knowledge of outside broadcast techniques would be a distinct advantage.  You will have a track record of filming and editing high quality video content, with knowledge of working with Final Cut Pro and other tools and applications as required.  A full understanding of current technical issues involved in production of video content and a demonstrable interest in new media technologies is important.

Package Description

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Contract: attachment / fixed term contract until September 2021

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

About the Company

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.

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. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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