Senior Multimedia Journalist, 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: Senior Multimedia Journalist, Co-ProductionLocation: LagosDescriptionThe successful candidate will need to have excellent knowledge of news in Nigeria, Africa, global news and an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media news coverage.You will have significant editorial responsibility and will be expected to plan, drive the creative vision and output the weekly TV show and digital content.You must demonstrate strong editorial judgement and solid journalistic skills.You will be able to write creatively, accurately and succinctly, and understand how to find and generate original and engaging news stories that can work across all platforms. You will be adept at planning and producing video and TV packages, desk top editing, producing graphics, and arranging for guests to appear on our output.The job will require ambition, imagination and a large degree of initiative with the high editorial, journalism and production values as expected.Job Summary:We are looking for a talented Senior Multimedia Broadcast Journalists to work in a new Africa Co-Production UnitRequirements/ DutiesTo compile and output innovative news programmes and content offering new perspectives and deeper exploration to news stories, interviews, profiles and digital content.To be creative and influential in developing Channels TV and BBC’s Africa News agenda and set an example for the producers to follow and to formulate ideas which will inspire audiences.To plan, structure, write and produce content for use on TV, Digital and Radio and to develop treatments of the highest quality and with journalism at the heart.To oversee and comply content and ensure it meets Channel’s TV and BBC guidelines and legal requirements.To deputize for the Co-Production Editor and line manage some member of the team, train and develop the staff.To forge working relationships with Channels TV news teams, BBC News, other News departments within the BBC including all BBC Africa Services .To manage production budgets effectively.To prepare edited material either working in a self-op environment or with a craft editor to produce inserts and packages for the various outlets such as News TV features, News bulletins, Online or social.To generate ideas and material that can work across all platforms in order to maximise impact and efficiencies. To help increase the co-operation between teams and ensure more collaborative future planningTo find and brief contributors for live and edited stories and in some cases, interview them for broadcast.Produce a reporter or presenter on location.A full command of written and spoken English.To watch or listen to news footage and log accurately what is important or useful, in order to tell a story through edited highlights.To develop original ideas for digital content.To be responsible for ensuring safe working practices and the observance of BBC’s Health and Safety Regulations.

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