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Current Recruitment at the BBC World Service, 25th September, 2019

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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 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 Senior Journalist, Presenter (Hausa)

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/44101
Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Fixed term
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service
Job Designation: Senior Broadcast Journalist/Presenter, BBC/MacArthur Foundation Series

Job Introduction

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation based in United States. It makes grants to support non-profit organizations in approximately 50 countries around the world
  • In Nigeria, its activities involve promoting transparent and efficient use of public resources in basic education with emphasis on the Universal Basic Education Commission’s matching grant fund and the Home Grown School Feeding programme
  • It is also bringing together regulators and other stakeholders in the electricity sector to raise consumer awareness and pilot new approaches to improving transparency in electricity distribution
  • The foundation is also working to promote accountability in governance
  • The BBC World Service is teaming up the MacArthur Foundation to produce and publish a series of multimedia content around these key areas.

Job Purpose

  • We are looking for a seasoned Broadcast Journalist with a track record of editorial leadership and excellence to support the Series Editor and the rest of the team in delivering the project
  • The role is based in Abuja but frequent travel is required for on-location recording in different parts of Nigeria
  • The series will originally be in Hausa with the BBC Hausa Service and other partner stations airing the radio content which will be adapted to other platforms
  • The project will also have strong digital components which will also go on BBC and partner platforms
  • The format will involve debates and town hall events as well as other short reports and self-authored pieces to be recorded in different parts of Nigeria.

Main Duties

  • As Senior Broadcast Journalist/presenter, you are to ensure that content has depth, creativity and is of high editorial standards capable of generating impact and healthy engagement on social media.
  • You are to also to liaise with all the relevant departments within the BBC and the MacArthur Foundation for the smooth execution of the project.
  • As team leader you are to ensure that other team members have the necessary training and kit to produce the series.
  • You will work closely with the Business Development unit to ensure that partners and other outlets get materials for reversion on time.
  • You may also be updating the client on the progress of the project and ensure you attend the cohorts meetings.
  • You will ensure that the production team is highly motivated and working effectively to deliver the series
  • You are also to ensure that guests and participants are secured and booked on time for any recording

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency in English and Hausa
  • Sound editorial judgement
  • Strong journalism and field reporting experience
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of TV production and use of social media platforms to drive engagement
  • Team leadership experience and ability to assist in training and development
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian media landscape
  • Evidence of strong, impactful journalism
  • Strong awareness of health and safety/high risk issues especially those relating to field work in Nigeria
  • A good knowledge of production and distribution processes, techniques and technology
  • May be required to produce and present in both English and Hausa
  • Ability to resolve conflict among colleagues.

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

Click here for more Information (Pdf)

 

Job Title: Broadcast Journalist/Reporter (Hausa)

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/44097
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed term
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

Job Introduction

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation based in United States. It makes grants to support non-profit organizations in approximately 50 countries around the world.
  • In Nigeria, its activities involve promoting transparent and efficient use of public resources in basic education with emphasis on the Universal Basic Education Commission’s matching grant fund and the Home Grown School Feeding programme.
  • It is also bringing together regulators and other stakeholders in the electricity sector to raise consumer awareness and pilot new approaches to improving transparency in electricity distribution.
  • The foundation is also working to promote accountability in governance.
  • The BBC World Service is teaming up the MacArthur Foundation to produce and publish a series of multimedia content around these key areas.

Job Purpose

  • We are looking for a seasoned Broadcast Journalist with a track record of filed reporting excellence – especially in Nigeria – to work on the project. The role is based in Abuja but frequent travel is required for on-location recording in different parts of Nigeria. The series will originally be in Hausa with the BBC Hausa Service and other partner stations airing the radio content. The project will also have strong digital components which will also go on BBC and partner platforms. The format will involve debates and town halls as well as other short reports and self-authored pieces to be recorded in different parts of Nigeria.

Main Duties

  • In this role, you are to generate strong ideas around the key intervention areas of the project and translate the ideas into engaging, creative multimedia content in Hausa and English.
  • Researching, scripting and packaging across platforms
  • Adapting content for digital platforms
  • Reversioning content for use by external partners and other BBC platforms
  • Interviewing, presenting and moderating debates/town halls
  • Tracking content performance on social media
  • Preparing interview briefs and sourcing background information on any topic as may be assigned to you
  • Booking guests and audience for debates/town hall events

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency in English and Hausa
  • Sound editorial judgement
  • Strong journalism and field reporting experience
  • Knowledge of TV production and use of social media platforms to drive engagement
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian media landscape
  • Evidence of strong, impactful journalism
  • A good knowledge of production and distribution processes, techniques and technology
  • Ability to produce and present in both English and Hausa
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationship with other colleagues
  • Having (or ability to source) a wide range of contacts in the key intervention areas
  • Strong organizational/planning skills and ability to manage conflicting demands to meet deadlines
  • Good social media skills.

Application Closing Date
8th October, 2019.

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

Click here for more Information (Pdf)

 

Job Title: Multi-skilled Technical Operator, BBC/MacArthur Foundation Series 

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/44099
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed term
Job Category: Technical Production
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service
Contract: fixed term for 12 months

Job Introduction

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation based in United States. It makes grants to support non-profit organizations in approximately 50 countries around the world. In Nigeria, its activities involve promoting transparent and efficient use of public resources in basic education with emphasis on the Universal Basic Education Commission’s matching grant fund and the Home Grown School Feeding programme. It is also bringing together regulators and other stakeholders in the electricity sector to raise consumer awareness and pilot new approaches to improving transparency in electricity distribution.
  • The foundation is also working to promote accountability in governance. The BBC World Service is teaming up the MacArthur Foundation to produce and publish a series of multimedia content around these key areas.

Job Purpose

  • The delivery of this project involves world class production and packaging of multimedia content. We are looking for a Multi Skilled Technical Operator with wide ranging skills in the areas of lighting, camera operation, multi-channel audio recording and video editing.
  • The post holder will work with technical partners and also operate project kit as may be required.   The role requires frequent travel to Nigeria for recordings.

Main Duties

  • Operate audio and video recording equipment
  • Serve as a rigger/de-rigger
  • Provide technical expertise during and after on-location recordings
  • Edit video/audio material
  • Liaising with technical external providers during field recordings
  • To identify faults in equipment under his/her charge, recognising and reporting poor quality material to team members, engineering or production staff, as appropriate
  • Maintaining a digital archive of all materials including rushes and packaged items
  • Ensuring effective maintenance and safety of project kit
  • Contributing to the planning of programmes in association with staff from other operational disciplines
  • Ensuring that all work (studio and location) is carried out in accordance with a safe system of work and that the requirements of statutory and BBC safety regulations are fully met including adherence to Health and Safety Policy
  • To maintain and develop operational and technical standards in resourcing including the assistance in the planning of programmes and the resolution of technical queries.

Skills/Competencies

  • Extensive field recording experience using latest equipment
  • Camera operation experience
  • Excellent rigging and de-rigging skills
  • Good knowledge of recording debates and town hall events especially on location in Nigeria
  • Ability to communicate concisely and clearly in written and spoken English – knowledge of Hausa an added advantage
  • Knowing the right formats for recording, downloading, uploading, editing and sharing audio/video files
  • Able to understand operational, journalistic and production requirements
  • Ability to establish and maintain communication circuits for pre-recorded material including acceptance/use of remote source/s Demonstrable experience working in a live broadcast environment  Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent IT skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment is essential
  • A good knowledge and commitment to providing output of technical high quality
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish harmonious working relationships with a variety of personalities, able to communicate effectively with others and keep them informed on progress and to clarify production requirements.
  • Able to demonstrate editorial awareness and an understanding of BBC News priorities and objectives
  • The ability to work fast, accurately and under pressure to tight deadlines
  • A demonstrable appreciation of BBC Domestic and World Service output and a commitment to BBC values
  • A demonstrable commitment to the BBC Global News multimedia ambition
  • An awareness of BBC policy on Health and Safety and Security.

Deadline: 8th October, 2019.

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

Click here for more Information (Pdf)



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