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Women's Affairs Journalist

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

Job Introduction

Join the African digital innovation team of multitalented journalists , developers , illustrators and graphic designers with the mandate to innovate and influence the next generation of African women.

The BBC has a new digital innovation hub in Lagos with the ambition to develop digital journalism in Africa. Your role as Women Affairs Journalist will play a key role in helping our content reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa.

Role Responsibility

We have an exciting opportunity to create new forms of digital storytelling and journalism that reaches 111 million people in Africa. As a Women Affairs Journalist you will join a multidisciplinary digital team in Lagos, playing an integral role in brainstorming, creating and executing women’s content.  You’ll also be contribute regularly and host our new TV programme The SheWord  so we are looking for candidates who are comfortable in front of the camera.

Are you the right candidate?

The BBC’s Africa Hub is looking for a creative journalist aware of the emerging and unreported stories about African women. You will have a background creating content that represents and targets African women, creating compelling stories.  We are looking for an experienced journalist who is literate in social media. You will be someone who genuinely believes there are many stories about African women to be told who will source, curate and commission content on women’s issues from across Africa.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Base: Lagos, Nigeria 

Intended interview dates: Interviews are provisionally planned for Monday 14th January 2019. 

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

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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