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Job Introduction

Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.

The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million across various platforms.

We are looking for an excellent Journalist with the relevant technical and language skills to join the new Yoruba service.



Role Responsibility

As a BBC Journalist you will work creatively across all digital platforms – audio, video and text – to ensure that the Yoruba Service output develops and grows a distinctive character and status in its target area. On a daily basis, you will engage actively with the audience ensuring consistency of output. You'll use editorial judgement, creativity and flair to make original and compelling multimedia content

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a journalistic role, with first class knowledge of news that appeals to a Nigerian audience.  You will be fluent in Yoruba and English, written and spoken. You will have a in-depth knowledge of news and stories related to the West Africa region, with a full understanding of Nigerian history, politics, social and cultural issues. The ability to operate technical equipment to meet the artistic, technical and safety requirements for delivering audio, video and text publishing is essential. This includes operating studios, computer equipment, recording and editing systems. 

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 6 Months Fixed Term Contract
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Local terms and conditions apply.

Journalist - Lagos

  •  Job ReferenceBBC/TP/2269572/57825
  •  Contract TypeFixed Term Full Time
  •  Closing Date07 January, 2022
  •  Job CategoryJournalism
  •  Business UnitNews - WSG World Service
  •  LocationLagos, Nigeria
  •  Job TitleJournalist

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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