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Broadcast Journalist (Planning)

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Job Introduction

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, radio and digital content for audiences in Africa. We are looking for a Multimedia Journalist with excellent spoken and written English and Hausa to join the team and contribute to the planning and delivery of content for the TV operation. Training will be given but you need to demonstrate that you are an experienced journalist who can deliver creative ideas for TV and Digital and a desire to report the news in a fair and unbiased way for BBC Africa audience.

Role Responsibility

The Broadcast Journalist will work within the BBC Africa Planning team in Abuja to assist the Deployment Editor to deliver the very best journalism to audiences in Hausa, English and other African Service languages. The post holder will work closely with planning teams in Dakar, Nairobi, London, Lagos and Johannesburg to ensure that stories are developed and shared. You will need to have excellent knowledge of News and Current Affairs in Africa, and an understanding of what Hausa-speaking audiences are looking for in multiplatform coverage as well as a real nose for original, creative journalism. You will be expected to script, write, make packages and translate.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have outstanding fluency and up to date knowledge of spoken and written Hausa and English. A long with a good knowledge of what audiences want on TV and digital platforms, you will have excellent editorial judgment and organisation skills.  As the Broadcast Journalist (Planning) you will have experience of planning for broadcast news content and an understanding of what elements are required to produce fair and balanced output.  It is important to have relevant experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others as well as innovative ideas and initiative to contribute to editorial strategies, planning and the development of the programme agenda.

Package Description

Location:  Abuja

Contract:  Continuing

Reports to: West Africa Deployment Editor

About the Company

 “Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation”

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The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background


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