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  • Posted: Dec 18, 2016
    Deadline: Dec 28, 2016
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  • BBC Media Action’s communication projects are rooted in local people’s experiences and understanding. Our extensive research programme - called "world class” by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) - provides insight into audiences’ lives to ensure that our projects reflect their needs and circumst...
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    Broadcast Journalist (Video)

    Role Responsibility

    You will work with other members of the Hausa team and the wider BBC Africa newsroom to identify and produce creative and innovative video news content. You will create headlines and video teasers to promote our stories and reach as wide an audience as possible whilst contributing ideas and angles to meetings on how to cover the main news of the day.

    The Ideal Candidate

    We are seeking a highly creative and versatile Hausa-fluent journalist, with a strong understanding of what makes good digital video and how video is consumed on digital platforms. You will be passionate about digital video storytelling with an eye for a great story and the ability to tell these digital stories in Hausa and English. It would advantageous if you also boasted language skills in Igbo, Pidgin or Yoruba. All candidates will be expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of digital platforms as well as video editing skills.

    In order to succeed in this role you will have an in depth understanding of digital and social platforms - the BBC’s and others - and the different ways audiences are consuming news in Africa and experience of using video editing software similar to Q-edit or FCPX. 

    Also, you will have a wide and up to date familiarity with the area/s to which the Service broadcasts including Africa and an in-depth understanding of the area/s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience. An extensive knowledge of the media situation in the target area and the way it is developing.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BBC Media Action on careershub.bbc.co.uk to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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