Broadcast Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service at BBC World Services

The BBC is a worldwide multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly worldwide audience of over 320 million. As part of an historic multi-million pound extension of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a broad range of new and thrilling language and regional content to serve African and international audiences.

They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Broadcast Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/46747
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

Job Purpose

  • Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for the relevant output.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

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  • May be required to present the content on radio, TV or online. This might be live or recorded.
  • May include the production and presentation of programs. This might be live or recorded.
  • To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments in the BBC, to ensure that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld.
  • Take a lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate.
  • To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • To prioritize and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing, and resources available.
  • To produce engaging packages through a range of production skills.
  • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
  • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

Knowledge, Skills, Training, and Experience

  • Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
  • Understands how a team works effectively.
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.
  • Ability to 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.
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
  • An understanding of health and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcast.

Job Impact                                     
Decision making:

  • High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone.
  • No managerial responsibility. May be informally supported by junior staff i.e. Researchers, Coordinators, and Assistants.
  • Scope
  • Covers a wide range of journalism activities, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.

Application Closing Date
6th January 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online

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