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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Job Openings at BBC Africa

The BBC News is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.

We 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.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Opening at BBC Africa

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

Your role as Social Media Visual Artist will play a key role in helping our content reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa.  This is a fixed term contract until September 2021, based in Lagos.

Role Responsibility

  • The role of the Social Media Visual Artist is to create compelling images for stories promoted and published on social media on a daily basis.  
  • These assets could take the form of cartoons or illustrations as appropriate.  
  • You will apply editorial judgement when illustrating stories of a sensitive / controversial nature and seek advice where appropriate.  
  • You will show agility reacting to breaking news or trending stories when required.
Qualifications and Requirements:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their first class skills and experience in visual storytelling

  • Illustration and or cartooning
  • A full understanding of social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as a sense of what makes attractive visual design is essential.  You will have a clear understanding of our target audience, with a keen interest in news and current affairs in the region. 
  • Fluency in English is important; knowledge of other African languages would be a distinct advantage.

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Senior Journalist

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Reporting to the Programme Editor, you will be responsible for an area of output, including editorial control, reporting, selection and compilation of material, production, leading teams and planning and implementing effective use of resources. 
  • Working alongside TV, Social Media and Multimedia desks, you’ll act as a point of editorial reference for journalists and correspondents, providing editorial leadership as required. 
  • You will exercise your editorial judgement, creativity and flair to make original and compelling multimedia content. 
  • You will also offer ideas for daily output and future diary events, suggesting new angles on existing stories and putting forward stories not yet covered. 
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a senior journalistic role, with first class knowledge of news that appeals to a Nigerian audience. 
  • A broadcast-level of English, written and spoken, is essential. 
  • You will have notable experience of working across multi-platforms including TV, digital and social media. 
  • Knowledge of creating TV news programmes to the highest editorial standards is important. 
  • You will have a in-depth knowledge of news and stories related to the West Africa region, with a full understanding of Nigerian history, politics, social and cultural issues. 
  • A thorough understanding of the latest developments in storytelling is key.
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Software Engineer

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

We are looking for web developers who are enthusiastic about online journalism to join a BBC World Service Data, and Visual Journalism team in Lagos The World Service Data and Visual Journalism hubs will be made up of an editor, UX designer and a developer.

  • You will be based in Lagos but you will also be a member of a wider international development team and will take part in that community.
  • You will have the freedom to work on locally defined projects, but will be supported by structures and processes that ensure you will have excellent training and development opportunities and are always backed up by a team who will help you produce work to the highest standard.

Role Responsibility

Your role will include:

  • Develop effective software that meets given specifications
  • Write appropriate tests using automated test driven techniques for ensure code quality
  • Integrate the software with monitoring and support tools
  • Support system integration in its operating environment
  • Write and review technical documentation
  • Help to troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the product life cycle
  • Participate in the team’s agile planning and delivery process
  • Effectively participate in the teams software development methodologies, such as pairing, code and documentation reviewing and continuous delivery
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies
Qualifications and Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • Demonstrable experience writing and maintaining robust production software
  • Competence in one or more mainstream development languages and frameworks
  • Competence with one or more mainstream development and deployment tool chains (IDE, SCCS, CI)
  • Experience of database design and use in software applications
  • Knowledge of the web architecture and key technologies (HTTP, DNS, distributed design)
  • Competence test driven development
  • Competence in developing for operational concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, security considerations)
  • Experience of project working and professional software development processes, including agile
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of other African languages would be a distinct advantage

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Deadline: January 24, 2021

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