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Senior Broadcast Journalist Job Vacancy, BBC Pidgin Service at BBC World Service

The BBC is the leading international broadcaster in Africa reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million on Radio, TV, Digital (language sites and bbcafrica.com), Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili & Arabic. We are committed to broadcasting to and from the continent in a style that meets the demands of our growing audience and as well as our language services, our presence in the region is also defined by our bureaux, special correspondents and bilingual reporters. We are committed to delivering news and information to people across Africa and insights from Africa to audiences around the globe.
 

About the Role: The BBC is looking for a Senior Broadcast Journalist to work across all digital platforms to ensure that the Pidgin Service develops and grows a distinctiveness, character and status in its target area.On a day to day basis, you will contribute creative ideas and inspire the team to produce engaging content.Reporting to the Editor Pidgin Service, you will ensure quality and consistency of timely output.You will be required to occasionally do some field reporting.

 

Requirements: 

  • Fluency and up to date knowledge of Pidgin and the ability to type quickly and accurately.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Familiarity with digital news production systems and writing with flare for pictures. An understanding of social media is essential.
  • A willingness to learn to operate new technology systems and to be able to adapt to different working methods.
  • A good knowledge of online journalism techniques.
  • An ability to mentor, lead and inspire a team of journalists to bring out the best in them.
  • A demonstrable interest in working in a multimedia environment and in encouraging audience engagement.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of Nigerian, African and international current affairs.
  • A good broadcasting voice and the ability to acquire the appropriate presentation style is desirable.
  • A willingness to understand and adopt BBC Editorial Guidelines and to abide by BBC Values.
  • Knowledge of the aims, objectives and standards of BBC World Service and Global News

 

Job Description:

  • The BBC World Service is recruiting for an experienced Senior Broadcast Journalist to work across the new Pidgin Service digital output.
  • You will take full editorial responsibility for the timely delivery of the day’s output.
  • Reporting to the Editor, your main responsibilities will include leading on the production, creative and timely distribution of all digital content, videos, and innovative editorial projects to serve our Pidgin audiences whilst adhering to the BBC's editorial guidelines and objectives.
  • Working with the Pidgin team, you will be responsible for coming up with creative and innovative ways in storytelling and implementing them for BBC Pidgin especially for online and social media consumption.
  • You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.

 

 

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