Job Introduction


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

BBC Pidgin digital service aims to deliver our journalism in a lively and engaging fashion, with a focus on creating impact, interactivity and the promotion of content on social media and across all platforms. As one of our Journalists you’ll have a crucial role in increase BBC Pidgin’s time spent on the website and on social with the audience.

By joining BBC Pidgin, you’ll be a part of the team, including Yoruba and Igbo, which serve our audiences in Nigeria and West Africa. You will be based in Kano, working alongside our operation in Lagos from where the BBC currently produces its Pidgin service output. There is a strong emphasis on reaching and connecting with young audiences.

We are now looking for a creative and versatile journalist who is a passionate evangelist of digital storytelling. Please note that the successful candidate for this role will be BBC Pidgin’s reporter based in Kano State.

Role Responsibility

  • Use 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.
  • 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 programmes. This might be live or recorded.
  • Exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial journalism.
  • Undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded.
  • 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.
  • Tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • 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.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques.
  • Must be fluent in Pidgin and English.
  • Demonstrates sound editorial decision-making based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage and the audience.
  • Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
  • Understands how to use tools like Google trend, Meta and Crowdtangle to research and develop stories
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.

Please highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert on your CV and application form. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

Package Description

Local terms and conditions apply

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


This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

Job Closing Date:  12/02/2024