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Broadcast Journalist at BBC

BBCLagos, Nigeria Design, Graphics and Media
Full Time
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London. It is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation[3] and the second largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,000 staff in total, of which 16,672 are in public sector broadcasting

We are recruiting a Broadcast Journalist who will output, produce and present digital content across news and features, ensuring we deliver timely and engaging programmes of the highest journalistic quality across our digital platforms. You need to demonstrate strong editorial judgement and multimedia production skills, as well as a desire to report news and current affairs in a fair and unbiased way for a global audience.

Main responsibilities

As a BBC Broadcast Journalist you will work creatively across all digital platforms, audio/video and text, to ensure that the Yoruba Service output develops and grows a distinctive character and status in its target area.  On a daily basis, you will engage actively with the audience ensuring consistency of output and required occasionally to do field reporting.    In addition, you will:

  • Create bespoke optimized content including social media posts, reports, compilations, interviews, discussions, 'explainers', features video, photos, infographics and other editorial content for social media networks and on all BBC Yoruba platforms.
  • Ensure that any output material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBC.
  • Work with other members of the Yoruba and Nigeria team, and the wider BBC Africa newsroom, to identify and produce creative and innovative audio, text and video news content.
  • Originate innovative formats for BBC Yoruba social media posts best suited for each social network, including Facebook and Instagram and optimize these formats using social analytics and then champion the use of successful formats across the team.
  • Re-version BBC material with a mobile audience in mind.
  • Create multimedia content for publication on social media and the BBC Yoruba mobile audiences, as appropriate and to the required specification whilst maintaining professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and adhering to the BBC's Editorial guidelines.
  • Create headlines and video teasers to promote our stories and reach to as wide an audience as possible.
  • Show visual creativity in the use of pictures and graphics to illustrate and explain fast-moving events and complex stories.
  • Create headlines and video teasers to promote our stories and reach to as wide an audience as possible.
  • Contribute ideas and angles to meetings on how to cover the main news of the day.
  • Work to short deadlines for breaking and developing stories.
  • Work and think collaboratively at all times; both within World Service and across the wider BBC.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have some journalism experience within a media environment, it is essential that you are fluent in Yoruba and English (written and spoken), you will have experience of delivering creative output on online platforms.  You will have the knowledge of local, regional. international news and current affair and have recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of Nigeria.  In addition you will have:

  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential.
  • A strong journalistic track record with knowledge of Africa and African affairs.
  • Experience in digital journalism content production and audience engagement.
  • Ability to work well with other producers, reporters and teams.
  • Wide and up to date familiarity with the area/s to which the Service broadcasts including Africa , Nigeria and West African affairs and an in-depth understanding of the area/s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience. An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and the way it is developing.
  • Proven editorial judgment and flair, able to make sound decisions quickly.
  • Knowledge of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines and commitment to the editorial aims of BBC News.
  • Must be able to work well and calmly in a live newsroom environment; handle a rapidly changing news agenda, and have the temperament to enjoy the process.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sense of visual awareness as well as technical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety policies and practices.

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