Reporter (Co-Production) at Channels Television

Channels Television is one of the 13 independent television stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992.Are you that candidate with the right attitude and exceptional qualities we are looking for, who will effortlessly match competence and experience with our mission, core values and work ethics?We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Reporter (Co-Production)Location: Lagos  Job SummaryThe Reporter working within the co-prouction team will play a crucial role providing timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs for a Nigerian audience.They will cover stories, issues and events in Nigeria and the surrounding regions and may be required to travel internationally for stories relevant for Nigerians.They will be advising both Channels TV/BBC teams on stories in the patch for wider consumption.The Reporter will be required to report for multi-platform outlets, including television, online and social media and radio.The successful candidate must have:High level spoken and written English.A good feel for strong and distinctive stories.Experience of multiplatform news reportingIt is vital that you have excellent command of spoken and written English and a working grasp of at least one major Nigerian language.RequirementsTo originate, select stories and provide expert news coverage for broadcast, fully observing Channels TV/BBC Editorial Guidelines and regulations.To pitch original stories with both TV and digital treatments, making sure that they work for online, social and TV platforms.To act within the framework of overall Channels TV coverage and BBC newsgathering to maintain co-operative relations and ensure coverage forms part of a coherent overall offer.To provide a variety of content in English, and where possible in Hausa or Pidgin, often with tight deadlines.To follow safety requirements and instructions, especially in relation to emergencies; and to report any accidents, dangerous situations or defects in safety arrangements.To follow the Channels TV/BBC guide on business expenditure, including timely and accurate filing of expenses claims.Main DutiesBroadcast Coverage:To broadcast in English on news topics and events (political, economic, social, cultural, scientific, sport, etc.) in a manner which is authoritative, lively, interesting and readily understandable by a non-specialist audience.To deliver stories which are innovative and engaging for digital platforms.To be able to use social platforms to inform newsgathering decisions.Have a good sense of spotting stories and subjects that would trend or go viral digitally.To alert Editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, immediate on-the-spot reports.To be prepared to check and advise against coverage when news agencies or other organizations’ reports are unreliable.To help provide contact numbers, interviewees, set up discussion Programmes, and provide other Programme material.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 travel within the target region and beyond on reporting trips, assignments and for training. Advice & Briefing .To provide regular advice on news developments, briefings on government policy, guidance on agency or newspaper stories and provide input into BBC Africa’s broadcasting strategy.To supply original items for the Channels TV/BBC Africa partnership, coming up with a stream of realistic and costed coverage ideas, working collaboratively with any other 3 members of the team.Contributing constructively to feedback, programme reviews and editorial discussions to improve programme quality.

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