Video 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: Video Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service
Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/64872
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 looking for a creative and experienced video journalist with an excellent understanding of what makes brilliant digital journalism.  In this role you will work creatively across all digital platforms – video, audio and text – to ensure that the Pidgin service output grows a distinctive character and status in its target area. You will offer story ideas and will routinely self-shoot and edit news packages for use across multiple platforms. You will be required occasionally to do some field reporting.

Are you the Right Candidate?

  • The successful candidate will have experience within a media environment.

You will also command the following attributes:

  • Fluent in Pidgin and English (written and spoken)
  • Must have experience of delivering creative output to online digital platforms, recognising the distinct requirements of different types of output.
  • Ability to self-shoot and edit video routinely which is the main focus of the role
  • Knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential.
  • You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of Nigeria.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential.

Application Closing Date
14th December, 2022.

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


  • Applicants should be aware that this role will require you to travel at short notice.
  • You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria


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