Broadcast Journalist, BBC Yoruba

  • Full Time
  • Lagos
  • Posted 2 months ago

BBC Yoruba

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 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’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: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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