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The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting radio and television news, speech and discussions in 29 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays


Job Summary:

BBC Hausa Service is looking for tenacious, committed and experienced broadcast or digital journalists to join its Journalism Talent Pool. We are offering a fantastic opportunity to receive training and development in broadcast and digital journalism skills. On completion of the training successful candidates will be considered for ad hoc shifts at our BBC Abuja and Accra Bureaux.


Job Requirements:

We are looking for journalists with previous newsroom experience.

  • The right applicants will have a good contacts book and understand how it may be applied to news output.
  • You will demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of our programmes and for digital and social media, and be able to help reach new audiences through the insights gained from your own life experiences.
  • Your Hausa language skills must be of the highest order with a thorough knowledge of Hausa orthography and you will also have an excellent command of English.
  • You will need to be available for training, have a base within one hour of either city and have good availability that will enable you to work across the various shifts we have during the week.
  • A willingness to work night shifts is essential.


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BBC World Service

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Marketing / Advertising / Communications

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years