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Journalist (Event Producer)

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Job Introduction

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. The new investment by the BBC World Service in Africa aims to increase its reach and impact among audiences by creating Africa-focused content to be delivered by our growing network of broadcast partners across the continent.

Role Responsibility

The primary function of the role will be to implement the training and legacy strategy for productive, sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with media organisations, journalists and academic institutions in Lagos.  You will contribute to the planning and delivery of content for outreach and training events and support the delivery of formal development schemes including mentoring to partners.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a Broadcast Journalist with excellent spoken and written English, with the ability to communicate in Hausa/Igbo/Yoruba, to join the team.  You will have demonstrable multi-media production experience as well as good contacts with potential local partners including media training institutes and schools.  The Journalist (Events Producer) will need to have innovative ideas and initiative to contribute to editorial strategies, planning and the development of the outreach, training and mentoring objectives. 

Package Description

Department:  BBC Africa TV

BBC Location:  Lagos

Contract: 12 month Attachment or Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Head of Partnerships

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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


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