Broadcast Assistant (Planning - Diary and Events)
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 and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new TV programmes and innovative digital content.
The BBC operates five production bureaux with nearly 200 reporters and producers in Africa. This number is set to double as BBC World Service is introducing more language services and making significant investment in its TV and digital production. A substantial volume of production will take place in Lagos where the BBC is developing modern multimedia facilities for live programming and production of a wide range of programmes in English, Hausa and other BBC Africa broadcast languages. The BBC is also expanding its production capability in Nairobi, Kenya and the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
Our range of programmes will go beyond hard news agenda to cover Health, Technology, Sport, Business, a weekly women discussion programme, news content for children as well as for younger audience, News Quiz and a weekly news review programme. We will also produce satirical and ‘infotainment’ programming that covers the news from an irreverent alternative perspective.
We are looking for a Broadcast Assistant (Planning) to join the Lagos Bureau.
The Broadcast Assistant will work in the Planning team keeping accurate and up-to-date records of news events, stories and planned coverage. You will liaise between the deployment editor and programme teams, assisting with filing or recording of material as requested. This role also provides administrative support with tasks including providing operational support for the planning and production teams, diary management, keeping contact lists up to date and managing travel and accommodation bookings. You will act as a point of contact for all BBC departments, outside contributors and guests.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively in both written and spoken English and Hausa, being able to communicate and present complex information and ideas clearly and concisely. You will have experience of carrying out tasks where attention to detail is particularly important and a thorough and accurate approach to fact checking, note-taking and record keeping. Being highly organised with excellent time management skills is important as well as being able to demonstrate experience of working in a fast changing environment, meeting tight deadlines. A keen interest in African and international news and current affairs is desirable.
Job Title: Broadcast Assistant (Planning)
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Reports to: Deployments Editor, Lagos
You MUST have the right to work in Nigeria before submitting your application
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