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Reporter - BBC Africa

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

We are looking for someone to deliver TV, online, social media and radio content contributing innovative ideas with a creative vision. You will also be responsible for producing video and TV packages, desk top editing, producing graphics and arranging for guests to appear on our output.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will compile and present engaging content offering new perspectives and a deeper exploration of business stories, interviews, profiles and digital content. Planning, structuring, writing and producing content for use on TV, Digital and Radio whilst developing treatments of the highest quality and with journalism at the heart. 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 and create engaging blogs and vlogs for BBC online sites. Alert Editors to breaking news and be ready to file accurate, immediate on-the-spot reports.

The Ideal Candidate

A full command of written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of a Nigerian language and being fluent in French would be desirable.

Exceptional knowledge of business, in particular business stories that appeal to an African audience and an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media business coverage.

Previous journalism knowledge and experience is required with excellent contacts within the business sector.

Possess an authoritative microphone voice and have the ability to communicate effectively to listeners and viewers with experience of high quality on air reporting and presentation, particularly in video.

The ability to write creatively, accurately and succinctly, and understand how to find and generate original and engaging business stories that can work across all platforms.

Basic video editing skills is desirable.

Package Description

Contract: Permanent - Full time

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Nigeria


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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