Emptiness for Journalist, Pidgin at BBC World Service

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The BBC is a global multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, on-line and social networks with a weekly world viewers of 320 million. As a part of an historic multi-million pound enlargement of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a variety of latest and thrilling language and regional content material to serve African and world audiences.

We’re recruiting to fill the place under:


Job Title: Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service

Job Reference: BBC / TP / 653414 / 51884
Location: Nigeria
Contract Kind Fastened time period
Job Class: Journalism
Enterprise Unit: Information – W2020 Africa

Job Goal

  • Originate and produce, as a part of a staff, all kinds of reports and present affairs content material for related output.

Key Obligations and Accountabilities

  • Use a spread of video, audio and digital gear and knowledge expertise to analysis, write, assemble, edit and ship outputs within the applicable medium, to the best skilled requirements.
  • Could also be required to current the content material on radio, TV or on-line. This may be reside or recorded.
  • Could embody the manufacturing and presentation of programmes. This may be reside or recorded.
  • Take a lead inside a staff setting or on delivering a particular piece of journalism or undertaking as applicable.
  • To tailor completely different information therapies for various audiences making certain that the output displays the audiences we serve.
  • To prioritise and plan actions making an allowance for all of the related points and components equivalent to deadlines, staffing and assets out there.
  • To supply participating packages by way of a spread of manufacturing abilities.
  • Delivering to tight deadlines whereas sustaining the best editorial requirements.
  • Always to hold out duties in accordance with the BBC well being and security coverage.
  • Train editorial judgment in growing story concepts and producing correct and neutral journalism.
  • To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, reside and pre-recorded. Use a spread of video, audio and digital gear and knowledge expertise to analysis, write, assemble, edit and ship programmes within the applicable medium, to the best skilled requirements.
  • To liaise intently with different staff members and with different departments within the BBC, to make sure that output materials is shared, duplication is averted, and greatest follow is upheld.

Data, Expertise, Coaching and Expertise

  • Important latest expertise as a journalist, with a very good information of manufacturing strategies.
  • Demonstrates sound editorial and coverage selections based mostly upon a transparent understanding of the BBC’s distinctive information agenda, the necessities of reports and present affairs protection and the viewers.
  • Capability to make use of expertise as required, in an effort to collect materials for broadcast.
  • Efficient planning and organising abilities, capability to focus on a number of areas of labor at one time, delivering persistently to deadlines and reacting positively to modifications and conflicting priorities.
  • Capability to write down creatively in an enticing method, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy readability and magnificence applicable to differing audiences and types of media appropriate for multimedia output.
  • The flexibleness and flexibility to maintain efficiency, notably below stress to fulfill deadlines and altering priorities and circumstances.
  • An understanding of well being and security procedures and the way they apply to broadcasting.
  • Understands how a staff works successfully.
  • Capable of construct and preserve efficient working relationships with a spread of individuals.
  • Demonstrates a dedication to enhancing variety within the BBC and understands how particular person variations can profit the BBC.

Job Influence
Determination Making:

  • Excessive stage of accountability and resolution making; in a position to function alone.
  • No managerial accountability. Could also be informally supported by junior workers i.e. Researchers, Coordinators and Assistants.


  • Covers a variety of journalism exercise, producing information content material and supporting the manufacturing
  • and presentation of programming.



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Utility Deadline  20th January, 2021.


Essential Notes

  • The above statements are meant to explain the overall nature and stage of labor to be carried out by folks assigned to this job.
    They don’t seem to be to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all duties, duties and abilities required of personnel so labeled.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different duties along with these specified occasionally, as wanted
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    • Our individuals are all equally gifted in distinctive methods: we come from numerous traditions, private experiences and factors of view. And we wish to embody yours, Are you able to encourage us along with your concepts?
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    • Because of the urgency of the place, we’ve the best to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
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