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 Broadcast Journalist with the relevant technical and language skills to join the new Yoruba service.
You will be based in Lagos, working alongside our operation in Abuja from where the BBC currently produces its Hausa service output. There is a strong emphasis on reaching and connecting with young audiences.
Shift work will be required which will include early mornings, late nights, weekends and public holidays.
As a BBC Broadcast 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 will be required occasionally to do some field reporting.
The successful candidate will have some experience within a media environment. Fluent in Yoruba and English (written and spoken), you will have experience of delivering creative output on online platforms. Knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential. You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of Nigeria. Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential.
Are you the right candidate?
Fluency and up to date knowledge of Yoruba (written and spoken)
Fluency in English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively
Familiarity with video editing and writing for pictures and understanding social media
Familiarity with news production systems, and a willingness to learn to operate new technology
A good knowledge of, and interest in, international current affairs
Familiarity with the region to which the service broadcasts and an understanding of the region’s history, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience
Contract: Continuing – Full time
Local terms and conditions apply
Location: Nigeria – Lagos
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria.
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