Journalist at The BBC

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

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Key Responsibilities

  • As Journalist you will originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for Gist Nigeria.
  • You will use a range of video, audio and digital technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver output to the highest professional standards.
  • The role may entail presenting the content on a platform, either live or recorded.
  • You’ll exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas, producing accurate and impartial journalism; undertaking pre/post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded.
  • At time taking the lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project and have the knowledge on how to tailor news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve.
  • You’ll prioritise and plan activities, taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources available and work to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.

Are you the right candidate?
You will have significant experience working as a journalist, especially within a digital environment and have excellent knowledge of production techniques. In addition you will have:

  • Good command of English, both written and verbal, and communicate in at least one Nigerian language.
  • Adept at building great working relationships and comfortable working across different teams.
  • Effective planning and organising skills,  as you will be concentrating on several areas of work at one time, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances.

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

Application Closing Date
30th November, 2023.