Africaâs media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.
The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million across various platforms.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Journalist to join theÂ BBC News websiteâs Africa team, based in Nigeria. This team covers Africa through news, features, graphics, photo stories and video. All the teamâs 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 BBCâs editorial values. This includes rigorous fact-checking and subbing of copy to the highest standards.Â
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 BBCâs 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 andÂ across Africa to enhanceÂ 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.
Are you the right candidate?
Candidates will need excellent writing skills with a knowledge of African current affairs. You will also need a thorough understanding of media law. Candidates should enjoy working under pressure and bring plenty of story and production ideas to the role. You will need to demonstrate aÂ high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial journalistic experience
Based in either Lagos or Abuja
Local terms and conditions apply
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria.
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