Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service at the BBC World Service

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    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 organisation[3] and the second largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,000 staff in total, of which 16,672 are in public sector broad…

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    Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding&nbsp

    Job Reference: BBC / TP / 653414 / 51884
    Contract Type Fixed term
    Job Category: Journalism
    Business Unit: News – W2020 Africa

    Job Purpose

    • Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for relevant output.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
    • May be required to present the content on radio, TV or online. This might be live or recorded.
    • May include the production and presentation of programmes. This might be live or recorded.
    • Exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial journalism.
    • To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
    • To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments in the BBC, to ensure that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld.
    • Take a lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate.
    • To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve.
    • To prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources available.
    • To produce engaging packages through a range of production skills.
    • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
    • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

    Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience
    Essential:

    • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques.
    • Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage and the audience.
    • Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
    • Understands how a team works effectively.
    • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.
    • Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities.
    • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.
    • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
    • An understanding of health and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

    Job Impact
    Decision Making:

    • High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone.
    • No managerial responsibility. May be informally supported by junior staff i.e. Researchers, Coordinators and Assistants.

    Scope:

    • Covers a wide range of journalism activity, producing news content and supporting the production
    • and presentation of programming.

    Method of Application

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    Interested and qualified? Go to BBC on careerssearch.bbc.co.uk to apply

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