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BBC World Service Recruitment for Journalists


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

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Journalist, BBC Africa Sport

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/56458
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job family: Journalism
Band: C
Job Category: Journalism
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
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 relevant output

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • 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.
  • To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
  • 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 prioritise 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
Essential:

  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques.
  • Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions 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 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.
  • Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities.
  • 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 broadcasting.

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 activity, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Local terms and conditions apply.
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

Application Deadline  25th October, 2021.

 

 

 

Job Title: Journalist, BBC Disinformation Unit

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/56484
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job family: Journalism
Band: C
Job Category: Journalism
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Business Unit: News - WSG World Service
Contract: Fixed term contract/attachment until 31/03/2022

Job Purpose

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

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • 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.
  • To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards. 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 prioritise 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
Essential:

  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques.
  • Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions 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 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.
  • Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities.
  • 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 broadcasting.

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 activity, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Local terms and conditions apply
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

Application Deadline  25th October, 2021.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Journalist, Disinformation

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/56485
Location: Lagos
Job family: Journalism
Band: D
Job Category: Journalism
Contract Type: Fixed Term Full Time
Business Unit: News - WSG World Service
Contract: Fixed term contract/attachment until 31/03/2022  

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for an area of output, including editorial control, reporting, selection and compilation of material, production, leading teams and planning and implementing effective use of resources.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Responsible for originating and producing stories which may include scripting, editing, outputting, filming and presenting content across a range of BBC output.
  • Commission and select relevant materials ensuring they meet expectations of our audiences and adhere to the BBC’s editorial guidelines.
  • May be required to undertake on-air reporting, may be required to film and edit material for broadcast where appropriate.
  • May include the production and presentation of live or recorded programmes.
  • May be required to present live or recorded content on radio, TV or online.
  • As required, to allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output.
  • Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources.
  • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and distributing best practices between teams.
  • 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
Essential:

  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial broadcast journalism experience.
  • Maximises opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest extent.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
  • Ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make challenging broadcasting in the most cost effective manner.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.
  • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • 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 broadcasting.

Job Impact
Decision making:

  • Significant level of responsibility. Uses initiative but seeks guidance where necessary.
  • No line management responsibility but may mentor more junior staff.

Scope:

  • A senior journalist covering a wide range of journalism activity, with significant experience and responsibility for programme/content creation.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Local terms and conditions apply
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

Application Deadline  25th October, 2021.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Journalist, BBC Disinformation

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/56486
Location: Abuja
Job family: Journalism
Band: D
Job Category: Journalism
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Business Unit: News - WSG World Service
Contract: Fixed term contract/attachment until 31/03/2022  

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for an area of output, including editorial control, reporting, selection and compilation of material, production, leading teams and planning and implementing effective use of resources.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Responsible for originating and producing stories which may include scripting, editing, outputting, filming and presenting content across a range of BBC output.
  • Commission and select relevant materials ensuring they meet expectations of our audiences and adhere to the BBC’s editorial guidelines.
  • May be required to undertake on-air reporting, may be required to film and edit material for broadcast where appropriate.
  • May include the production and presentation of live or recorded programmes.
  • May be required to present live or recorded content on radio, TV or online.
  • As required, to allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output.
  • Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources.
  • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and distributing best practices between teams.
  • 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
Essential:

  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial broadcast journalism experience.
  • Maximises opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest extent.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
  • Ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make challenging broadcasting in the most cost effective manner.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.
  • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • 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 broadcasting.

Job Impact
Decision making:

  • Significant level of responsibility. Uses initiative but seeks guidance where necessary.
  • No line management responsibility but may mentor more junior staff.

Scope:

  • A senior journalist covering a wide range of journalism activity, with significant experience and responsibility for programme/content creation.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Local terms and conditions apply
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

Application Deadline  25th October, 2021.


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