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Business Reporter, Africa TV

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

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 a historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new Business daily and weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside existing African business output.

We are looking for a Business Reporter to join our team in Lagos on a continuing basis.

Role Responsibility

With excellent English language skills, you will have experience of business reporting, delivering creative output for digital, TV and radio platforms.  Hausa language skills would be preferable.  Working closely with the London, Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg bureaux, you will prepare edited material either working in a self-op environment or with a craft editor to produce inserts and packages for the various outlets such as Business TV features, News bulletins, Online or social.  You will source and brief contributors for live and edited stories and interview them for broadcast and alert editors to breaking news, being ready to file accurate reports on the spot.  

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have an excellent command of English language (both written and spoken), with a strong journalistic and business reporting background.  Knowledge of Hausa would be preferable.  A network in the business sector is essential.  Strong digital understanding and awareness of the latest broadcast technology and the ability to learn new skills is important.  You will have a strong broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality.  Knowledge of cameras to film professionally would be a distinct advantage.

Package Description

Contract: continuing (local terms and conditions apply)

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

The successful candidate must have the right to work in Nigeria

Please submit your CV and application in English

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

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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