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  • Posted on: 11 December, 2019 Deadline: 6 January, 2020
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  • The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

    Broadcast Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service

     

    Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/46747
    Location: Lagos , Nigeria
    Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
    Job Category: Journalism
    Business Unit: News - WSG World Service

    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 online. 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 and 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
    Essential:

    • 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 and the audience.
    • Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
    • Understands how a team works effectively.
    • 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, 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 and safety procedures and how they apply 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.
    • Scope
    • Covers a wide range of journalism activity, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.


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    Editor, BBC Hausa

     

    Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/44311
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
    Job Category: Journalism
    Business Unit: News - WSG World Service

    Job Purpose

    • Responsible for managing a small team of Journalists, with editorial responsibility for a small programme or service.      

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Lead on digital transformation of the service
    • Develop and maintain high professional standards of journalism, ensuring delivery of high quality news programmes
    • Determine the content and running order of the programme and lead others on the production of items through to transmission, including assigning, briefing and determining priorities for operational and editorial teams
    • Continue the development of the programme across social media and digital platforms, exploring the potential for expanding
    • Responsible for building morale/team spirit within permanent or temporary teams; ensuring the best use of individual skills/abilities. Encouraging team members to think about how to do things better
    • Sets challenging team and individual objectives and trusts people to get on with them, shares clear expectations about required performance levels, rewards success and addresses performance issues quickly and fairly, treats team members with
    • Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve
    • Assist in the development, commissioning and management of relevant business plans and manage individual programme budgets, ensuring value for money in use of resources
    • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices are shared between teams
    • Foster an environment of productive employee relations and responding to and anticipating challenges from staff, unions and audiences
    • Responsible for ensuring safe working practices and the observance of BBC’s health and safety regulations, including completing hazard assessments.

    Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience
    Essential:

    • Either a professional journalist or a senior operational professional with extensive editorial experience of broadcast news and the ability to develop and implement new and innovative approaches to programme structure and content
    • Proven editorial judgement and flair, able to make sound decisions quickly
    • A detailed understanding of the latest techniques and technology for newsgathering and production. An ability to use new technologies to create opportunities to enhance output and improve working practices
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
    • Can identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues etc. in the short, medium and longer-term
    • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC
    • Able to prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing, programme budgets and resource requirements
    • 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
    • Maintains personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy
    • A thorough knowledge of the BBC’s Guidelines (including Health & Safety) and the editorial considerations and values relating to BBC.

    Job Impact
    Decision making:

    • High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone.

    Scope:

    • Typically directly manages a group of SBJs and/or a small number of Assistant Editors. Typically responsible for team size under 40 people.


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