Latest BBC World Service Recruitment: Junior Designer

The BBC, is the leading international broadcaster in Africa reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million on Radio, TV, Digital (language sites and, Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili & Arabic. We are committed to broadcasting to and from the continent in a style that meets the demands of our growing audience and as well as our language services, our presence in the region is also defined by our bureaux, special correspondents and bilingual reporters.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Junior Designer, Infographics & UX (Africa Hub)Job Reference: BBC/TP/672269/22188Location: LagosRole: Full TimeDuration: ContinuingDepartment: Africa HubReports to: Senior Broadcast Journalist Digital, Lagos HubJob Category: Creative DesignContextHere the vision is simple- Join a new African digital innovation team of multitalented journalists and content creators with the mandate to innovate: The BBC World Service is embarking on an exciting journey with unprecedented investment in digital content for Africa and your role will be critical to us in meeting our ambitions. The BBC will be launching a new digital innovation hub in Lagos withthe ambition to develop digital journalism in Africa. Your role as Junior Designer, Infographics and UX will play a key role in helping our content reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa.We have an exciting opportunity to create new forms of digital storytelling and journalism that reaches 111 million people in Africa. As Junior Designer, Infographics and UX you will join a new multi-disciplinary digital team in Lagos made up of news gatherers, data journalists, software developers and social media specialists who will be working with journalists working across 12 language services (English, Amharic , Tigrinya, Afaan Oromo, Swahili, Somali, French, Great Lakes , Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa) BBC Africa aims to make, explain and connect African and global stories by providing a unique insight into the main stories of the day in original formats.The African service digital offer consists of websites, mobile sites and social media with all services providing multimedia content in text, video, interactive and audio for radio, online, TV, mobile and social media platforms.About The Visual Journalism TeamThe purpose of the visual journalism team is to unlock the potential of multimedia storytelling across all our platforms – desktop, tablet, mobile and TV. By using graphical tools and combining those with an understanding of data and journalistic rigour, the team aims to produce powerful visual explanations that improve understanding of the news.Now we need a Junior Designer, Infographics and UX to join the World Service team, which is a growing part of Visual Journalism.You’ll be working with world-class UX and editorial designers, journalists, technical experts and masters of motion graphics to create amazing digital storytelling experiences, in multiple languages to a global audience.You’ll be at the heart of the action when a story breaks, working closely with senior team members to deliver experiences that resonate across BBC News, wherever and whenever our audience encounters us.You will be collaborating with technical, editorial and product teams from across theBBC to create elegant, delightful experiences that transcend the barriers between old and new media. We are a global brand, our audience is international and we must deliver our designs and user experiences in multiple languages so we can reach all our users.Day-to-day ResponsibilitiesContribute design expertise to project teams made up of journalists, product managers and developers.Communicate conceptual ideas and design decisions to project teams.Collaborate with design colleagues to produce sketched concepts, user journeys, wireframes and navigational prototypes that reflect user needs.Provide designs across multiple screens for projects that deliver coherent user experiences.Ensure accurate data representation and accessible design solutions.Deliver maps, charts, information graphics and branding to support daily output.Develop the visual design and user experience and refine towards a polished design, taking into consideration typography, iconography, layout and brand identity.Prioritise your own workload under guidance of other designers.Deliver information graphics and user experiences that can be easily reworked to accommodate multiple languages.

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