Reporter, Health – West Africa (Senior Journalist) at BBC World Service

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  • Job ID 26884
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Job Description

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: Reporter, Health – West Africa (Senior Journalist)

Location: Lagos
Contract type: Continuing / Permanent
Band: D

Job Purpose

  • The BBC World Service is an impartial and independent international news provider, part of BBC News, which delivers radio and TV output in addition to the digital first approach.
  • In line with a new strategy to transition the World Service into a digital first operation that provides distinctive and original content, it is establishing content and production hubs to create high impact, original journalism for its global audiences.
  • This role is meant to provide quality and high impact health news reporting and analysis across a range of BBC News outlets and platforms.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • To compile and present engaging content offering new perspectives and deeper exploration of Health stories, interviews, profiles and digital content
  • Produce a wide range of creative ideas to engage audiences across different linear and digital platforms
  • Identify, develop and package original stories and other content for various BBC platforms
  • Build and maintain regional contacts and provide timely warning of developing stories and trends.

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

  • Bilingual language expertise is essential: A full command and up to date knowledge of a key world Service regional language as first (or equivalent) language as well as complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent knowledge of health systems in Africa, global health trends, research and knowledge development in health and wellbeing
  • Ability to originate, plan, develop and produce engaging digital content on complex political and social issues that will appeal to African and global audiences, particularly among women and young people.
  • A record of live reporting as well as ability to tell stories in engaging style and pace
  • This role will involve regional travel on short notice.

Application Closing Date
30th May, 2023.

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

Note: This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

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