We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Journalist to join the BBC News website’s Africa team, based in Nigeria. This team covers Africa through news, features, graphics, photo stories and video. All the team’s content is produced in English for African and global audiences. The job involves selecting, researching, writing and editing the best stories using a variety of sources, while ensuring that they adhere to the BBC’s editorial values. This includes rigorous fact-checking and subbing of copy to the highest standards.
You will work closely alongside the rest of the BBC services based in Lagos, Abuja and elsewhere on the continent. Part of your job will be to ensure that the best of the material from African language services is represented on the BBC’s English language news site. You will be expected to work with text, still photos, video and graphics. You will also be liaising with teams in London and across Africa to enhance the coverage of African news on the BBC News website. You will be familiar with using search and social media to surface the stories that engage our audiences, in order to grow our reach, especially on the continent.
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