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.

Job Position: Senior Journalist – BBC Igbo

Job Location: Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  1. As Senior Journalist, you will be responsible for our Igbo output, including editorial control, reporting, selection and compilation of material, production, leading teams as well as planning and implementing effective use of resources.
  2. With a keen eye, you will be on the lookout for interesting news items, and have confidence they will  interest your target audience, attracting and engaging them to our platforms via websites and social media.
  3. You will write original  content for website stories and social media output, this may include scripting, editing, outputting, filming and presenting content across a range of BBC outputs.
  4. You may undertake on-air reporting, including production and presentation of live or recorded programmes on TV, radio and online.
  5. You’ll be responsible for allocating work to a team, checking their progress; ensuring the professional contribution of staff and journalism delivered is to a consistently high standard, whilst always seeking ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
  6. You will work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest editorial standards.

Job Requirements

  • You will have considerable experience working as Journalist demonstrating high standards of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills.

In addition you will:

  1. Be fluent in Igbo language, both written and spoken, and be able to communicate effectively in English.
  2. Have extensive experience of data analysis within digital journalism and broadcasting.
  3. Have the ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, you’ll adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.
  4. Be experienced in finding ways to maximise  opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest extent.
  5. A strong leader with a background in managing resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make broadcasting in the most cost effective manner.
  6. Be a natural advocate to improving diversity in the workplace.

Application Closing Date
14th January, 2024.

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

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

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