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  • Posted: Jul 19, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 1, 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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    Journalist, Planning BBC Africa

    Job Reference: BBC/TP/1394352/41949
    Location: 1 role in Lagos (Contuinuing) and 1 role in Abuja (until 13th November 2019)
    Contract: Continuing
    Job Category: Journalism
    Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
    Business Unit: News - WSG World Service
    Reports to: Senior Journalist Planning  - Lagos and Planning Editor - London

    Job Purpose

    • Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for relevant output.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
    • May be required to present the content on radio, TV or on line. This might be live or recorded.
    • May include the production and presentation of programmes. This might be live or recorded
    • Exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial journalism.
    • To undertake pre and post production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio & digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
    • To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments in the BBC, to ensure that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld
    • Take a lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate
    • To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output  reflects the audiences we serve
    • To prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines staffing and resources available
    • To produce engaging packages through a range of production skills
    • 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 

    • Be fluent in English with knowledge of more than one language, broadcast by BBC Africa in West Africa, being a distinct advantage
    • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques
    • Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage, the programme departments and the audience
    • Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
    • Understands how a team works effectively and adopts the most appropriate role
    • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people
    • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC
    • Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities
    • 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

    Job Impact  
    Decision making:

    • High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone. No managerial responsibility. May be informally supported by Junior staff i.e. Researchers, Coordinators and Assistants.


    • Covers a wide range of journalism activity, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.

    Method of Application

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