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Broadcast Journalist in an Upcoming and Trail-blazing Radio Station

An upcoming and trail blazing Radio Station is looking for experienced candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Broadcast Journalist

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • Working as part of a team of Broadcast Journalists reporting to a Programmes Lead or News Lead and, ultimately, to Head of Station.
  • Work will be in shifts, which may include nights, weekends, and public holidays.
  • The job entails originating, researching, producing, and presenting compelling and engaging packages, interviews, features, analyses, news stories, and background for radio and online and other media platforms.

Responsibilities

  • The broadcast journalist will be expected to perform the following functions:
  • To generate, research, write, translate, edit, report, and adapt stories or programme material; to find relevant contributors or interviewees or other sources of material and/or actuality while maintaining high professional journalistic l standards of accuracy, impartiality, balance and fairness
  • To offer original ideas for news stories, programmes or series, and actively contribute to editorial processes by suggesting new angles on existing stories, proffering means of moving stories on, and putting forth ideas for stories not covered.
  • To think through and around editorial problems and develop realistic alternatives.
  • To perform at the microphone with or without script, conduct interviews, chair discussions, and participate in producing content, whether pre-recorded or studio live or on location.
  • To be responsible for studio production of live or pre-recorded programmes, and to respond to breaking stories on air and off.
  • To use a range of audio or digital/information technology equipment to research, compile, write, verify, assemble, edit, and deliver programmes to the highest level of professionalism.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Mass Communication or Broadcast Journalism or other related courses in Social Sciences and the Humanities is essential
  • Proven experience working as a broadcast journalist in an FM radio station.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Hausa, and the ability to communicate effectively in both languages.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the broadcast media landscape in Nigeria and the way it is developing.

Essential Skills:

  • An excellent broadcasting voice and the ability to acquire an appropriate presentation style.
  • Ability to write, edit, adapt and translate material with accuracy and to suit different audiences and media platforms.
  • Keyboard/Computer skills and practical experience/extensive knowledge of the internet.

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

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