Job Vacancies at The BBC World Service, Friday 7, December 2018

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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 and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching a new Sports weekly TV programme and innovative digital sport content alongside existing African Sport output.

BROADCAST JOURNALIST

Job Reference: BBC/TP/590126/33655
Location: Lagos
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Department: BBC Pidgin Service
Reports to: Editor, Pidgin Service
Contract: Continuing

JOB INTRODUCTION

Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.
The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million across various platforms.
The BBC World Service has recently expanded its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from 6 to 12. Three of the new language services, Pidgin, Yoruba and Igbo, will serve our audiences in Nigeria and West Africa.
They are based in Lagos, working alongside our operation in Abuja from where the BBC currently produces its Hausa service output. There is a strong emphasis on reaching and connecting with young audiences.
We are now looking for excellent Broadcast Journalists with the relevant technical and language skills to join the new Pidgin service. Shift work will be required which will include early mornings, late nights, weekends and public holidays.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITY
As a BBC Broadcast Journalist you will work creatively across all digital platforms – audio, video and text – to ensure that the Pidgin Service output develops and grows a distinctive character and status in its target area.
On a daily basis, you will engage actively with the audience ensuring consistency of output. You will be required occasionally to do some field reporting. The successful candidate will have some experience within a media environment. Fluent in Pidgin and English (written and spoken), you will have experience of delivering creative output online platforms.
Knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential.
You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of Nigeria. Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential. You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.
Required Skills & Experience

Fluency and up to date knowledge of Pidgin and the ability to type quickly and accurately.
Fluency in English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and theability to communicate effectively.
Familiarity with video editing and writing for pictures and understanding social media.
Familiarity with news production systems, and a willingness to learn to operate new technologyand to be able to adapt to different working methods.
Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, produce and translate with accuracy, clarityand style appropriate to a young audience.
Familiarity with the internet and an awareness of the potential of new technology.
A demonstrable interest in working in a multimedia environment and in encouraging audienceinvolvement.
Familiarity with the region to which the Service broadcasts and an understanding of the region’shistory, politics, social issues and culture as well as the changing needs of the audience.
A good knowledge of, and interest in, international current affairs, particularly in so far as theyaffect the target areas.
A good broadcasting voice and the ability to acquire the appropriate presentation style isdesirable.
A willingness to understand and adopt the editorial aims and policies of BBC and to abide by BBCValues.
Knowledge of the aims, objectives and standards of BBC World Service and Global News.

Competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies:

Editorial Judgement – demonstrates balanced and objective judgement based on a thoroughunderstanding of BBC editorial guidelines, target audience, programme and departmentobjectives. Makes the right editorial decisions, taking account of conflicting views wherenecessary. Aability to take public comments on board and to make appropriate editorial changesto content.
Creative Thinking – able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Evidence of innovationand the ability to devise creative solutions by developing novel ideas or adapting existing ones innew ways. Evidence of a desire to create beautiful, quality content.
Planning and organisation – able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient andappropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking intoaccount all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
Communication – able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles,tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information. As well asthe ability to motivate and deal sensitively with people who may be working to tight deadlines
Influencing and persuading – able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convinceothers. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results inagreement or behaviour change.
Managing relationships and team working – able to build and maintain effective workingrelationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with the ability to work with otherteams in developing tools, features and services.
Developing Others – able to recognise potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise)and is willing to foster the development of that potential. Creates a climate in which potentialcan be realised.
Resilience – manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure,setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that ischaracterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
Flexibility – adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Ableto understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt anapproach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes inone’s own organisation or job requirements.
Remuneration
Package: Local terms and Conditions.

WOMEN’S AFFAIRS JOURNALIST

Job Reference: BBC/TP/788771/33649
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – W2020 – Africa
Division: World Service Africa  DIGITAL
Reports to: (title) Senior Broadcast Journalist

Context
Here the vision is simple- join African digital innovation team of multitalented journalists , developers , illustrator and graphic designer with the mandate to innovate and influence the next generation of African women.
The BBC has a new digital innovation hub in Lagos with the ambition to develop digital journalism in Africa. Your role as Women Affairs Journalist will play a key role in helping our content reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa.
We have an exciting opportunity to create new forms of digital storytelling and journalism that reaches 111 million people in Africa.
As a Women Affairs Journalist you will join a new multidisciplinary digital team in Lagos made up of news gatherers, data journalists, software developers and social media spe…ts who will be working with journalists working across  African l language services (English, French, Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and Amharic , Tigrinya, Afaan Oromo, Swahili, Somali,)
The BBC’s Africa Hub is looking for a creative journalist aware of the emerging and unreported stories about African women. This candidate will have a background creating content that represents and targets African women. As a journalist you’re already creating compelling stories about women.
This candidate must be an experienced journalist who is literate in social media. The candidate will play an integral role in brainstorming, creating and executing women’s content.
We’re looking for someone who genuinely believes there are many stories about African women to be told who will source, curate and commission content on women’s issues from across Africa.
You’ll also be expected to contribute regularly and host our new TV programme The SheWord  so we are looking for candidates who are comfortable in front of the camera  Role Responsibility

JOB PURPOSE
Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for relevant output.

Key Aspects of the Role:
BBC the Women Affairs Journalist is responsible for originating and producing stories which may include scripting, editing, filming and presenting for a range of BBC output.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Understands how a team works effectively and adopts the most appropriate role
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, prioritising, 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 & Safety procedures and how it applies to broadcasting
The journalist will be expected to contribute regularly and to join panel weekly TV women’s discussion programme The She Word. You’ll be expected to build on our new social mediafirst discussion format The Girl Talk
To write text pieces for BBC News online and non-English sites  website and its social media platforms, ensuring a high standard
To produce and develop women’s blogging network within  Africa
To identify compelling blogs/ bloggers and translate content in a form suitable for our multiple platforms.
Desirable if you can shoot and edit videos for digital pieces that will be aired on the website and social media platforms and think of creative treatments for content
To suggest ideas about new ways of engaging the female audience, and to put these ideas into practice.
To participate in short- and long-term planning, offer new ideas and to suggest new angles on existing stories and to put forward stories not yet covered.
To be aware of the distinctive news agenda across the BBC
Take the lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate
To work with other women’s affairs journalists across regions – identify themes and opportunities for collaboration
The ability to travel to gather interviews and material for output.
The ability to work flexibly and over weekends may be needed.

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 on line. 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.
To undertake pre and post production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio & digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
To 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 on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate
To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output  reflects the audiences we serve
To prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines staffing and resources available
To produce engaging 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; able to operate alone. 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 
Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge and examples reporting stories about women.
Comprehensive knowledge of writing and editing content for publication to high editorial standards.
Understanding of the women’s agenda in the target region and in the world.
Evidence of sound editorial and community judgement as well as an understanding of the power of online communities.
The ability to plan and organise time and resources effectively and to manage projects to conclusion according to deadlines.
Demonstrable experience of making content behind or in front of a camera
Conceive, shoot, write, edit content for Instagram channels, as well as emerging platforms
Video and audio editing skills is advantageous
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, the programme departments and the audience
Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
High standard of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
The ability to work quickly, accurately and under pressure.
A comprehensive knowledge of BBC health & safety procedures.
Competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies:

Editorial Judgement:
Demonstrates balanced and objective judgement based on a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines, target audience, programme and department objectives.
Makes the right editorial decisions, taking account of conflicting views where necessary.
Ability to take public comments on board and to make appropriate editorial changes to content.
Creative Thinking:

Able to transform creative ideas into practical reality.
Evidence of innovation and the ability to devise creative solutions by developing novel ideas or adapting existing ones in new ways.
Evidence of a desire to create beautiful, quality content.
Planning and organisation:

Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
Communication:

Able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
As well as the ability to motivate and deal sensitively with people who may be working to tight deadlines
Influencing and persuading:

Able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others.
Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
Managing relationships and team working:

Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.
Works cooperatively with the ability to work with other teams in developing tools, features and services.
Resilience:

Manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations.
Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment and motivation.

Flexibility:
Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.
Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adopt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.

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BROADCAST JOURNALIST
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DUE DATE: 19 December, 2018

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