BBC Hausa is part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the world’s largest public broadcaster. In Africa the BBC reaches a weekly audience of more than 90 million people on Radio, TV, Digital, Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili and Arabic.
The BBC Hausa Service is the pre-eminent international broadcaster in the Hausa language from our headquarters in London and Abuja. Broadcasting since 1957, the service now offers the most trusted Hausa news service on TV, radio, online (bbchausa.com) and social media to our audiences in West Africa and the worldwide diaspora.
In this role you’ll be leading the BBC Hausa digital effort. We are looking for an experienced digital journalist to provide the creative leadership and vision needed to deliver a mobile, social, video and online strategy which ensures that our editorial impact in Africa and beyond remains the best in the business.
At the BBC you will be have a chance to work on ground-breaking content which will be seen and used by millions of people.
We are looking for a senior digital journalist to shape digital editorial development and delivery across all our digital platforms and to help influence the growth of digital skills and approaches across the whole of the BBC Hausa team. Our ambitions are high for BBC Hausa; we want to expand our digital footprint globally. You’ll be expected to lead our push for even more diaspora audiences.
At your core, you’re a journalist. One who finds great stories and content that the world needs to know. In this role, you’ll retain everything you are as a journalist, but you will bring to bear the innate ability you have to tell your stories in the new ways our digital audience wants to consume them. That will, more often than not, be a mobile first approach. It will be snappy, it will be on demand, it will be intriguing; without ever losing sight of the authority and presence that a BBC news story carries.
We’ll also want you to ensure that your colleagues work in the same way, and truly understand the vision you hold. So influence, authority, presence and delivery will be key to your success in this role.
The Ideal Candidate
It goes without saying that you will be an innovator, who is always looking for the next way that our audiences will consume their media, but you will still need to make sure we are looking after our current digital platforms. How can you visually represent a story in a few pictures? How can you create a quick video that is easy to digest and delivers the facts? You tell us how you can do all that and we’ll give you the freedom to make it happen.
You will bring demonstrable experience in a previous paid journalist role, as well as first class written and spoken Hausa and English.
Local terms and conditions
12 month attachment/fixed term contract
About the Company
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Interested and qualified? Go to BBC Media Action career website on careerssearch.bbc.co.uk to apply