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Job Reference: BBC/TP/656733/23915
Department: BBC Africa
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Reports to: Senior Partnerships & Production Manager
The Job Summary:
We are looking for a talented Senior Multimedia Broadcast Journalists to work in a new Africa Co-Production Unit and launch news video and TV products for Nigerian audiences and wider African audiences.
The successful candidate will need to have excellent knowledge of news in Nigeria, Africa, global news and an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media news coverage.
They will have significant editorial responsibility and will be expected to plan, drive the creative vision and output the weekly TV show and digital content.
They must demonstrate strong editorial judgement and solid journalistic skills.
They will be able to write creatively, accurately and succinctly, and understand how to find and generate original and engaging news stories that can work across all platforms.
You will be adept at planning and producing video and TV packages, desk top editing, producing graphics, and arranging for guests to appear on our output.
The job will require ambition, imagination and a large degree of initiative with the high editorial, journalism and production values expected by the BBC.
To compile and output innovative news programmes and content offering new perspectives and deeper exploration to news stories, interviews, profiles and digital content.
To be creative and influential in developing BBC’s Africa and Channel’s TV News agenda and set an example for the producers to follow and to formulate ideas which will inspire audiences.
To plan, structure, write and produce content for use on TV, Digital and Radio and to develop treatments of the highest quality and with journalism at the heart.
To oversee and comply content and ensure it meets BBC and Channel’s TV guidelines and legal requirements.
To deputise for the Co-Production Editor and line manage some member of the team, train and develop the staff.
To forge working relationships with BBC News, other News departments within the BBC including all BBC Africa Services and Channels TV news teams.
To manage production budgets effectively.
To prepare edited material either working in a self-op environment or with a craft editor to produce inserts and packages for the various outlets such as News TV features, News bulletins, Online or social.
To generate ideas and material that can work across all platforms in order to maximise impact and efficiencies. To help increase the co-operation between teams and ensure more collaborative future planning.
To find and brief contributors for live and edited stories and in some cases interview them for broadcast.
Produce a reporter or presenter on location.
A full command of written and spoken English.
To watch or listen to news footage and log accurately what is important or useful, in order to tell a story through edited highlights.
To develop original ideas for digital content.
To be responsible for ensuring safe working practices and the observance of BBC’s Health and Safety Regulations.
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