Senior Broadcast Journalist – Pidgin 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: Senior Broadcast Journalist - PidginJob Reference: BBC/TP/1152229/28755Location: LagosDepartment: BBC Pidgin Language ServiceReports to:  Editor, Pidgin ServiceContract Type: ContinuingJob 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 weekly across various platforms.Over the next four years, the BBC World Service will be expanding 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 will be 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.The BBC is looking for a Senior Broadcast Journalist to work across all digital platforms to ensure that the Pidgin Service develops and grows a distinctiveness, character and status in its target area. On a day to day basis, you will contribute creative ideas and inspire the team to produce engaging content. Reporting to the Editor Pidgin Service, you will ensure quality and consistency of timely output.You will be required to occasionally do some field reporting.Shift work will be required which will include early mornings, late nights, weekends and public holidays.Role ResponsibilityThe BBC World Service is recruiting for an experienced Senior Broadcast Journalist to work across the new Pidgin Service digital output.You will take full editorial responsibility for the timely delivery of the day’s output.Reporting to the Editor, your main responsibilities will include leading on the production, creative and timely distribution of all digital content, videos, and innovative editorial projects to serve our Pidgin audiences whilst adhering to the BBC's editorial guidelines and objectives.Working with the Pidgin team, you will be responsible for coming up with creative and innovative ways in storytelling and implementing them for BBC Pidgin especially for online and social media consumption.You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.

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