Broadcast Journalist (Video), BBC Africa 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 positions below Job Title: Broadcast Journalist (Video), BBC Africa Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/24571Location: LagosDivision: BBC World ServiceReports to: Senior Broadcast Journalist (Team Leader)Grade: Local terms and conditionsWorking pattern:  Local Terms & Continuing ContractJob PurposeTo create bespoke optimized content including social media posts, reports, compilations, interviews, discussions, ‘explainers’, features video, photos, infographics and other editorial content for social media networks and on all BBC language TV and websites.To ensure that any output material for which the post holder is responsible meets the standards required by the BBCMain DutiesRe-version BBC material with a mobile audience in mind.To create multimedia content for publication on social media and the BBC Africa mobile audiences and on Africa TV, as appropriate and to the required specification whilst maintaining professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and adhering to the BBC’s Editorial guidelines.Research, storyboard and produce stories.To originate innovative formats for BBC Africa social media posts best suited for each social network, including Facebook, Twitter, Chat Apps, Instagram and others as required, test and optimize these formats using social analytics and then champion the use of successful formats across the team.Create headlines and video teasers to promote our stories and reach to as wide an audience as possible.Contribute ideas and angles to meetings on how to cover the main news of the day.To show visual creativity in the use of pictures and graphics to illustrate and explain fastmoving events and complex stories.You may be required to travel off base on short reporting trips and assignments.To experiment with emerging tools and platforms.Working to short deadlines for breaking and developing stories.All staff may be required to work with or move to other teams, and to have the ability to work across a range of skills and in a flexible manner, and to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the BBC’s overall standards and values.The job holder will be expected to work and think collaboratively at all times – both within World Service and across the wider BBC.

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