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BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of around 360 million globally, including TV, digital platforms such as social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels. 

All Language Services are multiplatform, including a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text and interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms. 

As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service introduced a wide range of new language services to provide news to underserved audiences in Africa but also globally.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Journalist to join our Igbo service.

Main responsibilities

As a Senior Journalist, you will be responsible for our Igbo output including editorial control, reporting, selection and compilation of material, production, leading teams as well as planning and implementing effective use of resources.

With a keen eye, you will be on the lookout for interesting news items, with the confidence they will interest your target audience, attracting and engaging them to our platforms via websites and social media. You will write original content for website stories and social media output, this may include scripting, editing, outputting, filming and presenting content across a range of BBC outputs.

You may undertake on-air reporting, including production and presentation of live or recorded programmes on TV, radio and online.

You’ll be responsible for allocating work to a team, checking their progress; ensuring the professional contribution of staff and journalism delivered is to a consistently high standard, whilst always seeking ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve. You will work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest editorial standards.

Are you the right candidate?

• You will have considerable experience working as a Journalist demonstrating high standards of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills
• You will be fluent in Igbo language, both written and spoken, and be able to communicate effectively in English
• It is essential that you have good experience of data analysis within digital journalism and broadcasting
• Having the ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, you’ll adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output
• You will be experienced in finding ways to maximise opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest extent
• A strong background in managing resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make broadcasting in the most cost effective manner
• You’re a natural advocate to improving diversity in the workplace

Job package

Job title: Senior Journalist, Igbo Service
Job reference: 17325
Band: D
Contract type: Permanent role – local terms and conditions apply
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Final day to apply: Thursday 25th July 2024

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria.

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online application form with the opportunity to detail your experience, skills and knowledge required for the role.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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