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Journalist BBC Africa Digital

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

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service has grown its multimedia operations in Africa, the number of language services have doubled from six to twelve. This is why the BBC is investing in more TV and digital production facilities.  The BBC’s digital journalism in Africa is expanding, and our ambition is for our content to reach underserved audiences such as female and younger audiences, as well as more diverse demographics across Africa.

As part of a historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service established an editorial, digital innovation team in Lagos that has a mandate to create innovative and engaging digital content for African and global audiences.

We are looking to recruit an experienced journalist to deliver impactful digital features and investigative content. 

This is an attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months based in Lagos.

Role Responsibility

You will produce, gather and deliver original impactful stories and investigative content for digital, tv and radio platforms.  Your stories are expected to be published across 11 African language services and global pages.  You will be expected to be able to report on daily West African news stories for radio, BBC News website and global tv outlets.  You can also expect to be deployed to produce and report on feature stories, as well as news stories.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced digital journalist with in-depth knowledge of African news and international current affairs. You will have a strong broadcasting voice and a track record of accuracy and impartiality.  We are looking for candidates who can write online text pieces and analysis, are able to report live on developing stories and have a thorough understanding of a young digital African audience.

Package Description

Location: Lagos

Contract: attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months (local terms and conditions apply)

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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