Senior Journalist - Igbo Service


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Unspecified NGN Confidential
2 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements


The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social platforms, with a weekly global audience of over 320 million. As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service introduced a wide range of new and language services to provide news to underserved audiences in Africa but also globally. We are seeking a Senior Journalist to join our Igbo service based in Lagos.

Main responsibilities

As 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, and have 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. Youâll 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 Journalist demonstrating high standards of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills. In addition you will:

be fluent in Igbo language, both written and spoken, and be able to communicate effectively in English. have extensive experience of data analysis within digital journalism and broadcasting. have the ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, youâll adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output. be experienced in finding ways to maximise opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest extent. have a strong background in managing resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make broadcasting in the most cost effective manner. be a natural advocate to improving diversity in the workplace.

Package detail

Salary: Band D, local terms apply

Contract: Continuing/Permanent â full time

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job board closes: Midnight 23rd November

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

About the BBC

We donât focus simply on what we do, we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure youâve read about our values and behaviours in the below document: 

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 â whether thatâs 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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