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Journalist – Gist in Lagos at BBC West Africa

Full time Assist to Hire Limited in Journalist
  • Post Date: March 24, 2021
  • Apply Before : March 28, 2021
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary Negotiable
  • Year Of Experience 1 To 2 Years
  • Experience Junior Level
  • Gender None
  • Industry Others
  • Qualifications First degree with experience

Job Description

Journalist – Gist in Lagos at BBC West Africa

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million people. As part of the historic multi-million pound expansion of the BBC Africa, the BBC World Service introduces a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Journalist – Gist

Job Reference: BBC/TP/1065268/52755

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

 

 

Business Unit: News – W2020 Africa

 

 

Job Purpose

  • As part of a team, originate and produce 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 deliver a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate.
  • Tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • Prioritise and plan activities, consider all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing, and resources available.
  • Produce attractive 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.

 

 

Job Impact

Decision making:

  • High level of responsibility and decision making.
  • No managerial responsibility. 
  • May be informally supported by junior staff i.e. Researchers, Coordinators and Assistants.

Scope:

  • Covers a wide range of journalism activity, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

Application Closing Date

28th March 2021.

 

 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (Ms Word)

Required skills

Application deadline closed.