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Senior Journalist (Prospects) at BBC

BBCLagos, Nigeria Software Development
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

Main Responsibilities

The role will require occasionally standing in for the Assistant Editor of Planning, as well as include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Working on key documents that will be shared amongst BBC staff communicating content and news agenda
  • Responsible for originating and producing stories which may include scripting and editing content across a range of BBC output
  • Allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional contribution of the team and quality of output
  • Working on digital content 
  • Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve
  • Delivering to tight deadlines
  • Commission and select relevant materials ensuring they meet expectations of our audiences and adhere to the BBC’s editorial standard

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have an ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make challenging broadcasting in the most cost effective manner.  You will also need to have:


  • Good knowledge of African current affairs and audience needs
  • extensive experience in producing and creating digital content
  • An 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
  • Experience of working in planning or having worked on big projects and delivering to deadlines
  • An ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with teams in African countries
  • Experience in producing content for underserved and younger audiences
  • Experience in the use of digital analytics to maximise the impact of our videos and drive change when needed
  • Demonstrable knowledge of digital platforms and the different ways audiences are consuming news
  • Sound understanding of the BBC’s editorial guidelines, along with a commitment to the editorial aims of BBC News
  • An understanding of Pidgin, Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa (desirable)

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