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Reporter (Hausa)

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 multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

The BBC is the world leader in broadcast newsgathering at the forefront of both the range of editorial coverage and technological innovation.

We are looking to recruit a Reporter to work in Abuja on a continuing contract.

Role Responsibility

With excellent Hausa and English language skills, you will have experience of delivering creative output for TV and digital platforms. You will have a track record of reporting on a range of subjects from health to lifestyle, sport, women’s affairs and children’s programmes.  An excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential, including a good understanding of a broad editorial agenda.  The ability to work under pressure is essential.  You must be a self-starter, with a strong ability to work independently.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have an excellent command of the Hausa and English language (both written and spoken). You will have a good broadcasting voice as well as a strong journalistic background and a track record of accuracy and impartiality. You will have recent experience of reporting on stories from Hausaland as well as good local contacts.  Strong digital understanding and awareness of the latest broadcast technology and the ability to learn new skills is important.  Knowledge of cameras to film professionally would be a distinct advantage.

Package Description

Local terms and conditions apply

Continuing contract

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be 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 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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