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Senior Journalist, BBC Pidgin 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: Senior Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service
Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/64876
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Contract: Continuing (Permanent). Local terms and conditions apply
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service
Band: D

Role Responsibilities

  • We are recruiting for an experienced Senior Journalist to work across the Pidgin Service digital output – specifically the website and social media platforms.
  • You will take full editorial responsibility for the timely delivery of daily output.
  • Reporting to the Editor, your main responsibilities will include: leading on the production, creative and timely distribution of all digital content, videos, and innovative editorial projects to serve our Pidgin audiences.
  • The SJ will also bear in mind the need to adhere to the BBC’s editorial guidelines and objectives.
  • In addition, you will be responsible for coming up with creative and innovative ways of developing, pitching and telling stories through text and video.
  • You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.

Are you the Right Candidate?

  • Fluency and up to date knowledge of Pidgin and the ability to type quickly and accurately.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • A demonstrable track record of growing social media platforms and engaging with audiences.
  • A deep understanding of Search Engine Optimization.
  • Familiarity with digital news production on websites and social media platforms.
  • A willingness to learn to operate new technology systems and to be able to adapt to different working methods.
  • Ability to mentor, lead and inspire journalists to bring out the best in them.
  • Decent experience with presentation of live and recorded programs.
  • A willingness to understand and adopt BBC Editorial Guidelines (especially as regards conflict of interest) and to abide by BBC Values.

Application Closing Date
14th December, 2022.

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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

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