Latest Vacancies at BBC Nigeria

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London. 

It is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization and the second-largest broadcaster in the world by the number of employees, with over 20,000 staff in total, of which 16,672 are in public sector broadcasting.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the latest vacancies at BBC Nigeria.

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Job Description:
  • To compile and present engaging content offering new perspectives and deeper exploration of sport news stories, interviews, profiles and analysis
  • Produce a wide range of creative ideas to engage audiences across different linear and digital platforms
  • Identify, develop and package original stories and other content for various BBC platforms
  • Build and maintain regional contacts and provide timely warning of developing stories and trends.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bilingual language expertise is essential: A full command and up to date knowledge of a key world Service regional language as first (or equivalent) language as well as complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Expert knowledge of a variety of sports and issues impacting the industry and sport personalities on the continent, an enthusiasm for the topic
  • A record of live reporting as well as ability to tell stories in engaging style and pace
  • This role will involve regional travel on short notice.

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Reporter, Health – West Africa (Senior Journalist)

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Job Description:
  • To compile and present engaging content offering new perspectives and deeper exploration of Health stories, interviews, profiles and digital content
  • Produce a wide range of creative ideas to engage audiences across different linear and digital platforms
  • Identify, develop and package original stories and other content for various BBC platforms
  • Build and maintain regional contacts and provide timely warning of developing stories and trends.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bilingual language expertise is essential: A full command and up to date knowledge of a key world Service regional language as first (or equivalent) language as well as complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent knowledge of health systems in Africa, global health trends, research and knowledge development in health and wellbeing
  • Ability to originate, plan, develop and produce engaging digital content on complex political and social issues that will appeal to African and global audiences, particularly among women and young people.
  • A record of live reporting as well as ability to tell stories in engaging style and pace
  • This role will involve regional travel on short notice.

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Digital Producer, Sport - West Africa (Senior Journalist)

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Job Description:
  • A proven track record of creative digital storytelling delivered to deadline.
  • Have an accomplished presentation style for digital platforms, which is fluent, engages the viewer and reflects the BBC values.
  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of sports and issues impacting the industry and sport personalities on the continent
  • Proven ability to use data analytic tools across BBC digital platforms and relevant social media platforms, to take editorial decisions and understand audience behaviour in the target market.
  • Ability to push BBC News content on social media and engage with audiences according to the BBC editorial guidelines.
  • Demonstrable up to date knowledge of the competition and mass media markets in which BBC News operates.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A proven track record of creative digital storytelling delivered to deadline.
  • Have an accomplished presentation style for digital platforms, which is fluent, engages the viewer and reflects the BBC values.
  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of sports and issues impacting the industry and sport personalities on the continent
  • Proven ability to use data analytic tools across BBC digital platforms and relevant social media platforms, to take editorial decisions and understand audience behaviour in the target market.
  • Ability to push BBC News content on social media and engage with audiences according to the BBC editorial guidelines.
  • Demonstrable up to date knowledge of the competition and mass media markets in which BBC News operates.

Digital Producer, Business - West Africa (Senior Journalist)

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Job Description:
  • The Senior Journalist (Digital Producer) will generate new and creative treatments for digital and social platforms, particularly in text and video.
  • Present engagingly for news and current affairs websites and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.
  • Use editorial judgement, creativity and flair to make original and compelling visual content and also produce interesting graphics sequences.
  • Use knowledge of social and other trends to make informed decisions on upcoming stories.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A proven track record of creative digital storytelling delivered to deadline.
  • Have an accomplished presentation style for digital platforms, which is fluent, engages the viewer and reflects the BBC values.
  • Knowledge of business and economic affairs, and ability to report on complex economics issues
  • Proven ability to use data analytic tools across BBC digital platforms and relevant social media platforms, to take editorial decisions and understand audience behaviour in the target market.
  • Ability to push BBC News content on social media and engage with audiences according to the BBC editorial guidelines.
  • Demonstrable up to date knowledge of the competition and mass media markets in which BBC News operates.

Senior Journalist (Video Producer)

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Job Description:
  • This role primarily initiates, gathers and produces material for news, current affairs and general programming for digital platforms. You will be expected to routinely self-shoot and edit complete packages for use across multiple platforms.
  • Ensure content is accurate and informative whilst striving for creative and imaginative output, and adhere to the best standards of video production.
  • To record video interviews and other types of original content as required and work with graphics and visual journalism teams to produce creative and original sequences.
  • Use analytics to inform video story choices and ensure the content is delivered in the right format(s).
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bilingual language expertise is preferred: A full command and up to date knowledge of a key World Service regional language as first (or equivalent) language as well as complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to originate, plan, develop and produce engaging digital content on complex political and social issues that will appeal to African and global audiences, particularly among women and young people.
  • Experience of digital newsgathering, filming and filing video from the field, and proven ability to confidently use editing and production tools as required. A knowledge of outside broadcast techniques would be an advantage.
  • A good presence on camera and experience of social media lives would be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of data analytics and experience of using it to shape the content and meet the needs of different audience groups. 
  • Track record of encouraging, guiding and assisting colleagues who are new and unfamiliar with video and digital.

Senior Journalism Team Manager

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Job Description:

As the leader of a multi-disciplinary digital journalism team in Lagos, you’ll have the unique opportunity to inspire and drive innovation. With a team of news journalists, designers, software developers, and social media specialists working across 12 African language services, your aim is to create original and groundbreaking content that reaches 111 million people in Africa. Your focus will be on underserved audiences, including young and female audiences, and you’ll be responsible for developing new forms of digital storytelling and journalism.

  • Experience leading a digital editorial team and producing high impact digital content
  • Extensive journalism experience in digital production
  • Experience in project management with tight deadlines
  • A high standard of editorial judgment and writing ability in flawless English
  • A thorough knowledge of African news and international current affairs
  • Appreciation and demonstration of BBC values
  • Understanding of digital analytics and how they can be used to improve output and drive change
  • Knowledge of digital platforms and  the key target BBC audiences
  • Ability to work well with other teams, producers, and reporters.
Qualifications and Requirements:

As the ideal candidate for this role, you’ll need to:

  • Bring a wealth of experience to the table, with a senior journalistic background and in-depth knowledge of African news and international current affairs
  • Be a skilled team leader with a talent for creating an inclusive workplace
  • Have impeccable command of English, both written and spoken, and a track record of accuracy, impartiality, and sound editorial judgment
  • Be an expert in digital analytics and Africa’s digital market, with a keen understanding of how to leverage these tools to improve output and drive change
  • Have experience in long-form digital video production, and features and investigations, which would be a distinct advantage.

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Deadline: April 30, 2023

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