Journalist – Gist 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 growth 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 – Gist

Job Reference: BBC/TP/1065268/52755
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract Kind: Mounted Time period Full Time
Job Class: Journalism
Enterprise Unit: Information – W2020 Africa

Job Function

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

Key Obligations and Accountabilities

  • Use a variety of video, audio and digital tools and data know-how 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 is perhaps reside or recorded.
  • To liaise intently with different crew members and with different departments within the BBC, to make sure that output materials is shared, duplication is prevented, and finest follow is upheld.
  • Take a lead inside a crew setting or on delivering a particular piece of journalism or mission as applicable.
  • To tailor completely different information therapies for various audiences guaranteeing that the output displays the audiences we serve.
  • To prioritise and plan actions making an allowance for all of the related points and components comparable to deadlines, staffing and assets accessible.
  • To supply participating packages via a variety of manufacturing abilities.
  • Delivering to tight deadlines whereas sustaining the best editorial requirements.
  • Might embrace the manufacturing and presentation of programmes. This is perhaps reside or recorded.
  • Train editorial judgment in creating story concepts and producing correct and neutral journalism.
  • To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, reside and pre-recorded. Use a variety of video, audio anddigital tools and data know-how to analysis, write, assemble, edit and ship programmes within the applicable medium, to the best skilled requirements.
  • Always to hold out duties in accordance with the BBC well being and security coverage.

Job Affect
Choice making:

  • Excessive stage of accountability and choice 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.

Data, Abilities, Coaching and Expertise

  • Vital current expertise as a journalist, with a great information of manufacturing methods.
  • 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.
  • Means to make use of know-how as required, with the intention to collect materials for broadcast.
  • Understands how a crew works successfully.
  • Efficient planning and organising abilities, capacity to focus on a number of areas of labor at one time, delivering persistently to deadlines and reacting positively to modifications and conflicting priorities.
  • Means to jot down creatively in an interesting method, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, readability and magnificence applicable to differing audiences and types of media appropriate for multimedia output.
  • The pliability and flexibility to maintain efficiency, significantly underneath strain to fulfill deadlines and altering priorities and circumstances.
  • An understanding of well being and security procedures and the way they apply to broadcasting.
  • In a position to construct and preserve efficient working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Demonstrates a dedication to enhancing range within the BBC and understands how particular person variations can profit the BBC.



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Essential Notes

  • The above statements are supposed to explain the overall nature and stage of labor to be carried out by individuals assigned to this job.
    They aren’t to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all tasks, duties and abilities required of personnel so categorised.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different tasks along with these specified every so often, as wanted
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    • Functions submitted after the deadline won’t be thought of.
    • As a result of urgency of the place, we now have the fitting to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    • Solely certified candidates will likely be invited for interview

Software Deadline  28th March, 2021.