Digital Technical Producer, BBC News – Igbo Service at BBC World Service

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The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Digital Technical Producer, BBC News – Igbo Service
Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/64538
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed term
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract/attachment
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

Job Introduction

  • BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences.
  • It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 468 million globally (2020 figure), including TV, digital platforms, social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

Role Responsibilities

  • The Digital Technical Producer will provide a full range of quality technical services for audio, video and text to help put the best content on air in a busy newsroom working to tight deadlines.
  • You must be familiar with the latest digital production equipment.
  • Accountable to the Editor, you will be proactive and be required to perform duties in studios, workshops, edit suites, and on computers, as well as on digital news platforms and outside broadcasts.
  • Some basic photography will be required.
  • You will have an excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs.
  • You will have recent experience of living in Lagos, Nigeria including understanding its complexities. Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential.

Are you the right candidate?

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to operate technical equipment to meet the artistic, technical and safety requirements for delivering audio, video and text publishing.
  • This includes operating studios, computer equipment, recording and editing systems.
  • You will have the ability to record, ingest, edit, reproduce and dub material, including replay, as required by the production staff both in the studio and on the field.
  • Fluency and up to date knowledge of Igbo and the ability to type quickly and accurately is essential. 

Application Closing Date
29th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • This role will require you to travel at short notice.
  •  Local terms and conditions apply.
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria


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