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Junior Designer, Infographics & UX (Africa Hub)

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

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service is embarking on an exciting journey with unprecedented investment in digital content for Africa and your role will be critical to us in meeting our ambitions. The BBC will be launching a new digital innovation hub in Lagos with the ambition to develop digital journalism in Africa. Your role as Junior Designer, Infographics and UX will play a key role in helping our content reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa. We have an exciting opportunity to create new forms of digital storytelling and journalism that reaches 111 million people in Africa. As Junior Designer, Infographics and UX you will join a new multi-disciplinary digital team in Lagos made up of news gatherers, data journalists, software developers and social media specialists who will be working with journalists working across 12 language services (English, Amharic , Tigrinya, Afaan Oromo, Swahili, Somali, French, Great Lakes , Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa)

BBC Africa aims to make, explain and connect African and global stories by providing a unique insight into the main stories of the day in original formats. The African service digital offer consists of websites, mobile sites and social media with all services providing multimedia content in text, video, interactive and audio for radio, online, TV, mobile and social media platforms. 

Role Responsibility

Day-to-day responsibilities

  • Contribute design expertise to project teams made up of journalists, product managers and developers.

  • Communicate conceptual ideas and design decisions to project teams.

  • Collaborate with design colleagues to produce sketched concepts, user journeys, wireframes and navigational prototypes that reflect user needs.

  • Provide designs across multiple screens for projects that deliver coherent user experiences.

  • Ensure accurate data representation and accessible design solutions.

  • Deliver maps, charts, information graphics and branding to support daily output.

  • Develop the visual design and user experience and refine towards a polished design, taking into consideration typography, iconography, layout and brand identity.

  • Prioritise your own workload under guidance of other designers.

  • Deliver information graphics and user experiences that can be easily re-worked to accommodate multiple languages. 

The Ideal Candidate

You’ve got a track record of outstanding Infographics and UX work across various different screens, be they mobile, connected TV, tablet or desktop and you’ve got the portfolio to prove it.

You might tend towards data visualisation, information graphics and mapping, or layout, colour and typography. Either way you will have skills you can use to create the ideal user experience. Maybe you have even got something special up your sleeve, like you’re an amazing prototype builder, responsive design expert or 3D animator.

You will have a keen interest in news and current affairs, a firm grasp on how design can make a story comprehensible, compelling and relevant. You will also be able to pitch your work to people from all sorts of backgrounds.

You’re comfortable applying your skills to whatever situation arises, be it a new device or an unfamiliar design package. You’ve got a great degree in design or the equivalent on-the-job experience. 

Package Description

Contract - Continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

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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