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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2019
    Deadline: May 13, 2019
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London. It is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation[3] and the second largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,000 staff in total, of which 16,672 are in public sector broad...
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    Senior Broadcast Journalist (Digital), BBC Africa

    Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/38833
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria
    Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
    Closing Date: 13 May, 2019
    Job Category: Journalism
    Business Unit: News - WSG World Service
    Job family: Journalism
    Additional Job Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • You will be part of the BBC News website’s Africa team, based in Lagos. This team covers Africa through news, features, graphics, photo stories and video. All the team’s content is produced in English for African and global audiences.
    • The job involves selecting, researching, writing and editing the best stories using a variety of sources, while ensuring that they adhere to the BBC’s editorial values. This includes rigorous fact-checking and subbing of copy to the highest standards.
    • You will also need a thorough understanding of media law. Candidates should enjoy working under pressure and bring plenty of story and production ideas to the role.
    • You will work closely alongside the rest of the services based in the BBC offices in Lagos and Abuja. Part of your job will be to ensure that the best of the material from African language services is represented on the BBC’s English language news site.
    • You will be expected to work with text, still photos, video and graphics.
    • You will also be liaising with teams in London and the rest of the Africa to improve the coverage of African news on the BBC News website.

    Job Purpose

    • Responsible for an area of output, including editorial control, reporting, selection and compilation of material, production, leading teams and planning and implementing effective use of resources.       

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Responsible for originating and producing stories which may include scripting, editing, outputting, filming and presenting content across a range of BBC output.
    • Commission and select relevant materials ensuring they meet expectations of our audiences and adhere to the BBC’s editorial guidelines.
    • As required, to allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output.
    • Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.
    • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources.
    • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices are shared between teams.
    • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
    • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC Health and Safety policy.

    Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

    • A thorough understanding of production methods used in BBC News and the ability to adapt to new media.
    • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial journalistic experience.
    • Exploits opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest extent.
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
    • Ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make challenging broadcasting in the most cost effective manner.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.
    • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
    • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output.
    • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.
    • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how it applies to broadcasting.

    Method of Application

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