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Senior Broadcast Journalist, Digital, (Team Leader)

Job Introduction

You’ll be leading a team of visual journalists (developers, designers, journalists, visual artists, interactive journalists and women’s affairs journalists based in Lagos). You’re a visionary leader in the field of digital media and looking for a new challenge. We’re looking for an individual who has experience in working with multidisciplinary teams to build digital content and products. It’s highly desirable you come from a journalism background and can demonstrate your interest in journalism and storytelling.

Role Responsibility

  • To work with the digital editor to fully scope the editorial portfolio for the team
  • To be the on ground team lead working to briefs from the Digital Editor with the mandate to inspire and ensure the team is  meeting our editorial standards
  • To pitch in and contribute and create digital content
  • Working with the Digital Editor you will be receiving and approving commissions from daily news teams, planning, TV, deployments and editors
  • To work in partnership with editorial colleagues to deliver outstanding, distinctive, multi-platform, interactive and social media content by providing the ways to realise editorial ambitions within operational constraints.
  • To manage innovation and change, and to drive continuous improvement throughout production.
  • Where necessary you will need to; to recruit, train and develop staff new to the platform and ensuring a constant flow of new talent and ideas.
  • Work with the Digital Editor to pilot a series of innovative digital content ideas leading to a long-term impact on the content and services we offer to audiences

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll be leading a team of visual journalists (developers, designers, journalists, visual artists, interactive journalists and women’s affairs journalists based in Lagos). You’re a visionary leader in the field of digital media and looking for a new challenge. We’re looking for an individual who has experience in working with multidisciplinary teams to build digital content and products. It’s highly desirable you come from a journalism background and can demonstrate your interest in journalism and storytelling.

Necessary skills

  • Clear evidence of  storytelling on digital platforms
  • Strong digital skills, an excellent understanding of the social media environment,
  • Proven track record of innovation with the ability to lead teams and deliver to deadline
  • To commission digital content and give clear instructions to members of the team as well as producers and reporters.
  • Experience of converting teams and organizations to embrace and implement new digital work practices
  • Proven editorial judgment and flair, able to make sound decisions quickly.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions Apply

Here the vision is simple - Lead a new ambitious African digital innovation team of multitalented journalists and content creators in Lagos

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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