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Broadcast Journalist, Reporter (Hausa)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation based in United States.  It makes grants to support non-profit organizations in approximately 50 countries around the world.  In Nigeria, its activities involve promoting transparent and efficient use of public resources in basic education with emphasis on the Universal Basic Education Commission's matching grant fund and the Home Grown School Feeding programme.  It is also bringing together regulators and other stakeholders in the electricity sector to raise consumer awareness and pilot new approaches to improving transparency in electricity distribution.  The foundation is also working to promote accountability in governance.  The BBC World Service is teaming up the MacArthur Foundation to produce and publish a series of multimedia content around these key areas.

We are looking to recruit a Broadcast Journalist (Reporter) to join our team in Abuja.  This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

Role Responsibility

As Broadcast Journalist (Reporter), you will be expected to generate strong ideas around the key intervention areas of the project and translate them into engaging, innovative multimedia content (both in Hausa and English).  You will be researching, scripting and packaging across all platforms.  You will interview, present and moderate debates and track content performance on social media. 

Frequent travel is expected.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a journalistic role, with fluency in both English and Hausa.  You will have a track record in field reporting experience, with strong communication and presentation skills.  Knowledge of TV production and the use of social media platforms to drive engagement is important.  A broad knowledge of the Nigerian media landscape is essential.  You will also have a good understanding of production and distribution processes, techniques and technology.

Package Description

Contract: fixed term for 12 months

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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