Senior Journalist at BBC

Permanent – Full Time
Job Closing Date:  27th March 2024


Job Introduction

Partnerships and partner radio stations are key to how BBC World Service reaches audience.

The WS Partner Hub creates bespoke content, including news bulletins and 2 ways, for local and regional broadcasters around the world.

We are now looking to expand our work with partners in Africa by appointing a Senior Journalist based in Lagos.

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

Main Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the central Partner Hub team, write, record, edit and comply material suitable for partner stations in Africa and around the world, including recorded news bulletins and 2 ways.
  • Monitor partner stations in Africa to ensure Partner Hub content compliments their output.
  • Work with Business Development to extend the network of partner stations in Africa.
  • Stay abreast of media trends and developments in Africa and as a senior member of the team consider how the WS Partner Hub could evolve its service to respond.
  • Actively seek ways to reach diverse audiences and introduce and implement strategies to improve engagement with them.
  • Work to increase reach and impact of World Service English content in Africa
  • Use analytics to inform digital and social story choices and ensure the content is delivered in the right format(s).

Are you the right candidate?

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and another of the main languages spoken in Africa.
  • A good broadcasting voice and ability to adapt your style to the target audience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of international current affairs and the ability to produce impactful original content as well as the coverage of major breaking news.
  • Experience of writing sharp, engaging news bulletins.
  • To be able to write quickly, clearly and engagingly and sub-edit or rework scripts to make them suitable for partner stations.
  • A successful track record of working in an audio production environment is desirable with demonstrable experience in social media and interactivity.
  • A clear understanding of the needs and profile of the target audience and the ability to translate these into imaginative and compelling content solutions.
  • Familiarity with the BBC Editorial Guidelines, and laws relating to journalism.
  • Demonstrable experience of working productively and collaboratively, and to tight deadlines.

Job Package

Band: D

Contract: Continuing

Base: Lagos

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





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