Journalist, BBC Africa Sport


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Permanent – Full Time
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Continuing (permanent) contract
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BBC Region / Division:
News & Current Affairs
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News - WSG World Service

Package Description

Continuing (permanent) contract

Role based in Lagos

Local terms and conditions apply 

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria.

Job Introduction

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.

We are looking for video journalists with excellent spoken English to work on our flagship sports show, Sport Africa.

Main Responsibilities

All BBC Africa Sport Journalists work across platforms, on a multimedia website with a focus on TV, digital video, text, interactivity and radio services. The successful candidate will work as part of the editorial/production team in Lagos for BBC Africa Sport and will meet the BBC’s high editorial standards. You will be responsible for shooting and editing stand-alone video pieces on sports personalities that can go into the weekly programme. On a daily basis you will report to a Senior Journalist.

Occasional shift work will be required which could include early/late shifts, weekends and public holidays.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have relevant experience as a Video Journalist with an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media sports coverage. Exceptional knowledge of sport, in particular sport that appeals to an African audience is important, as is an excellent broadcasting voice and strong reporting skills with the ability to perform with flair.

A fluent understanding of English, both written and spoken, is essential.

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