BBC World Service is Currently Seeking for Journalists

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Journalist (Data Journalist)

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/55752
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Department: BBC Africa Service
Contract Type: Fixed-term
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract/attachment
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

Job Description

  • As a member of the Lagos innovation team, you will be part of one of the largest offices of the BBC World Service and work alongside some of the most creative and dynamic professionals of the BBC.
  • As a data journalist, your mandate is to create innovative and engaging digital content for African and global audiences.
  • You will work closely and collaboratively with West Africa services to deliver the best service for BBC audiences while also exchanging ideas and best practices with the East Africa languages Visual Journalism team and, when possible, creating joint projects.

Role Responsibilities

  • The purpose of the visual journalism team is to unlock the potential of multimedia storytelling across all our platforms – mobile, desktop, tablet and TV. By using graphical tools and combining data and journalistic rigour, the team aims to produce powerful visual explanations that improve understanding of the news.

Key responsibilities for this role:

  • To enhance and explain major news stories.
  • To research, write, coordinate, manage and deliver to tight deadlines the production of high-quality added-value digital content including information graphics, maps, graphical interactives, multimedia explainers, data journalism, data visualization and other bespoke-format web content.
  • To generate ideas for data-driven stories and for how they might be developed and visualised for a variety of platforms.
  • To make the most of data and visual journalism tools and workflows to create content of the high editorial and technical standards.
  • To be aware of relevant advances in web technology and how they can enhance the team’s output.
  • Support fellow African Hub journalists to make the most of the available tools, to improve commissioning and workflows.
  • To represent the West Africa hub within the BBC Visual Journalism community.
  • To exchange regular notes and ideas with colleagues from the East Africa Languages Visual Journalism team.
  • To collaborate with reporters, editors, and the fellow team’s designer and developer to bring those stories to a publication.
  • To participate and contribute to the wider Visual Journalism Community, with the Central BBC News Visual Journalism team and the other VJ Languages teams.
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Requirements
The Ideal Candidate:
Data:

  • Numerate – ability to understand spreadsheets and create them in Excel and Google Drive for stories  data sharing
  • A strong grasp of how to clean and query data
  • A good understanding of statistics and statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of data sources and FOI procedure, if relevant, as it pertains to your region

Production:

  • Be able to use basic design software (like Photoshop) to make composite images as well as create and update and create basic templates for static content for social media – whichever platforms are most relevant.
  • Experience in visualising data and using visualisation tools
  • Demonstrable experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • Good visual awareness and web production experience

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Local terms and conditions apply
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

Application Deadline  7th September, 2021.

 

 

 

Job Title: Journalist, BBC Pidgin

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/55718
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Department: BBC Africa Service
Contract Type: Permanent
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.
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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 broadcast.

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 activities, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note

  • Local terms and conditions apply
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria.

Application Deadline  5th September, 2021.

 

 

Important Notes

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
• We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
• We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
• Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
• We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
• Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
• Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
• Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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