Senior Journalist at BBC

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

THE ROLE

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

DISCLAIMER

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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