VACANCY: Senior 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 international 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 recent and thrilling language and regional content material to serve African and international audiences.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:


Job Title: Senior Journalist, Pidgin
Job Reference: BBC / TP / 788771 / 50849
Location: Lagos
Job household Journalism Band D
Job Reference: BBC/TP/788771/50849
Contract Kind: Mounted time period
Job Class: Journalism
Enterprise Unit: Information – WSG World Service

Job Objective

  • The BBC World Service is recruiting for an skilled Senior Broadcast Journalist to work throughout the Pidgin Service digital output particularly the web site and social media platforms.
  • You’ll take full editorial duty for the well timed supply of day by day output
  • Reporting to the Editor, your principal obligations will embody: main on the manufacturing, artistic and well timed distribution of all digital content material, movies, and progressive editorial tasks to serve our Pidgin audiences
  • The SJ may even keep in mind the necessity to adhere to the BBC’s editorial tips and aims.
  • As well as, you’ll be liable for arising with artistic and progressive methods of creating, pitching and telling tales by textual content and video.
  • You will need to have work authorisation for Nigeria.

Required Abilities and Expertise

  • Fluency and updated data of Pidgin and the flexibility to kind shortly and precisely.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken English and the flexibility to speak successfully.
  • A willingness to be taught to function new expertise programs and to have the ability to adapt to completely different working strategies.
  • Means to mentor, lead and encourage journalists to carry out the perfect in them.
  • Respectable expertise with presentation of stay and recorded applications.
  • A willingness to grasp and undertake BBC Editorial Tips (particularly as regards battle of curiosity) and to abide by BBC Values.
  • A demonstrable monitor document of rising social media platforms and fascinating with audiences.
  • A deep understanding of Search Engine Optimization.
  • Familiarity with digital information manufacturing on web sites and social media platforms.

Data, Abilities, Coaching and Expertise
The next competencies (behaviours and traits) have been recognized as key to success within the job. Profitable candidates are anticipated to show these competencies:

  • Editorial Judgement demonstrates balanced and goal judgement based mostly on a radical understanding of BBC editorial tips, target market, programme and division aims. Makes the precise editorial selections, taking account of conflicting views.
  • Means to satisfy deadlines and targets – should present a willingness to satisfy the deadline even inside quick discover whereas understanding that targets will likely be set and assessed on a month-to-month foundation.
  • Inventive Pondering capable of rework artistic concepts into sensible actuality. Proof of innovation and the flexibility to plan artistic options by creating novel concepts or adapting current ones in new methods.
  • Planning and organisation capable of suppose forward as a way to set up an environment friendly and acceptable plan of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans actions making an allowance for all of the related points and elements akin to deadlines, staffing and assets.
  • Growing Others capable of recognise potential (managerial, skilled, inventive or in any other case) and is prepared to foster the event of that potential. Creates a local weather through which potential could be realised.
  • Resilience manages private effectiveness by managing feelings within the face of stress, setbacks or when coping with provocative conditions. Demonstrates an method to work that’s characterised by dedication, motivation and vitality.
  • Flexibility adapts and works successfully with a wide range of conditions, people or teams. Capable of perceive and recognize completely different and opposing views on a difficulty, to adapt an method as the necessities of a scenario change, and be prepared to experiment.
  • Communication capable of get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a variety of types, instruments and strategies acceptable to the viewers and the character of the knowledge. In addition to the flexibility to inspire and deal sensitively with teammates.
  • Influencing and persuading capable of current sound and well-reasoned arguments to persuade others. Means to attract from a variety of methods to influence folks in a means that end in settlement or behaviour change.
  • Managing relationships and workforce working capable of construct and keep efficient working relationships with a variety of individuals. Works co-operatively with different groups in creating instruments, options and concepts.

Job Influence
Choice Making:

  • Vital stage of duty. Workout routines autonomy however seeks steering the place obligatory.
  • No formal administration duty however might informally handle extra Junior workers.


  • A senior journalist protecting a variety of journalism exercise, with important expertise and duty for programme/content material creation.



Methods to Apply
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Necessary Notes

  • The above statements are supposed 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 checklist of all obligations, duties and expertise required of personnel so labeled.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different obligations along with these specified sometimes, as wanted
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    • We’re an equal alternative employer and worth range inclusion. We don’t discriminate on grounds of color, race, nationality, faith, age, ethnic origin, incapacity, gender, marital standing, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our persons are all equally gifted in distinctive methods: we come from various traditions, private experiences and factors of view. And we need to embody yours, Are you able to encourage us together with your concepts?
    • We encourage all candidates to use and doesn’t observe any discrimination in any recruitment course of.
    • Purposes submitted after the deadline is not going to be thought-about.
    • Because of the urgency of the place, we now have the precise 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  25th October, 2020.