Broadcast Journalist at BBC World Service

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching a new Sports weekly TV programme and innovative digital sport content alongside existing African Sport output.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Broadcast Journalist Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/33655Location: LagosContract Type: Permanent - Full TimeJob Category: JournalismDepartment: BBC Pidgin Service Reports to: Editor, Pidgin Service Contract: Continuing Job IntroductionAfrica’s 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.The BBC World Service has recently expanded its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from 6 to 12. Three of the new language services, Pidgin, Yoruba and Igbo, will serve our audiences in Nigeria and West Africa.They are based in Lagos, working alongside our operation in Abuja from where the BBC currently produces its Hausa service output. There is a strong emphasis on reaching and connecting with young audiences.We are now looking for excellent Broadcast Journalists with the relevant technical and language skills to join the new Pidgin service. Shift work will be required which will include early mornings, late nights, weekends and public holidays. Role Responsibility As a BBC Broadcast Journalist you will work creatively across all digital platforms – audio, video and text – to ensure that the Pidgin Service output develops and grows a distinctive character and status in its target area.On a daily basis, you will engage actively with the audience ensuring consistency of output. You will be required occasionally to do some field reporting. The successful candidate will have some experience within a media environment. Fluent in Pidgin and English (written and spoken), you will have experience of delivering creative output online platforms.Knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential.You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of Nigeria. Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential. You must have work authorisation for Nigeria. 

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