Reporter 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 new TV, radio and digital content for audiences in Africa. The new investment by the BBC World Service in Africa aims to increase its reach and impact among audiences by creating Africa-focused content to be delivered by our growing network of broadcast partners across the continent.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Reporter Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/30831Location: AbujaDepartment: BBC Africa  Reports to: Deployment Editor, west AfricaContract Type: Permanent - Full TimeGrade: Local Terms and Conditions The JobWe have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative reporter to join our team to report in English and Hausa.The successful candidate will have a strong journalistic background together with lots of ideas for how to engage audiences in our content.A career at the BBC offers you an opportunity to tell stories that can change lives. The aim of BBC Africa is to showcase the diverse ideas and aspirations from across the continent.The JobThe post holder will be responsible for creating and presenting expert, authoritative and entertaining coverage from Abuja and the surrounding area. S/he will report in English and Hausa for multi-platform outlets, including TV, online, social media and radio.The Reporter will deliver content for daily and weekly programmes on a variety of topics from sport to health, lifestyle, women’s affairs and children’s programmes. S/he will be expected to contribute innovative ideas, drive the creative vision and present the content. S/he will also plan and produce video and TV packages, desk top editing and arrange for guests to appear on our output.Main DutiesTo compile and present engaging content offering new perspectives and deeper exploration of issues ranging from programmes on sport, health, lifestyle, women’s affairs and children’s content.To plan, structure, write and produce content in English and Hausa for use on TV, Digital and Radio and to develop treatments of the highest quality and with journalism at the heart.To pitch original stories with both TV and digital treatments, making sure that they work for online, social and TV platforms.To work closely with the BBC Africa teams in Lagos, London, Dakar, Johannesburg and Nairobi.To prepare edited material working with a shoot edit to produce inserts and packages for the various outlets such as Business TV features, News bulletins, Online or social.To find and brief contributors for live and edited stories and interview them for broadcast.To develop original ideas for digital content and create engaging blogs and vlogs for BBC online sites.To alert Editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, immediate on-the-spot reports.To adhere to Editorial Guidelines and BBC Industry Codes of Practice and be responsible for ensuring safe working practices and the observance of BBC’s Health and Safety Regulations.To strive for diversity of contributors, in terms of gender, ethnicity, disability and age.Appreciate and demonstrate the BBC Values.To maintain regular and clear communication with the African Service and BBC Newsgathering teams so that colleagues are briefed on the Reporter’s movements and contact numbers at all times, through the assignment.To ensure stories from northern Nigerian cut through the agenda and are fairly and represented to audiences across Africa.

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