Senior Journalist (Video Producer) at BBC World Service

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  • Job ID 26892
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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: Senior Journalist (Video Producer)

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

Job Purpose

  •  We are looking for a talented and motivated video producer to be based in Abuja, Nigeria to pitch, develop ideas, deploy, produce and reversion digital video content independently with editorial guidance or collaboratively with others.
  • This position will sit alongside digital, production and journalism roles that will generate fresh, innovative and engaging stories for multiple platforms.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • This role primarily initiates, gathers and produces material for news, current affairs and general programming for digital platforms. You will be expected to routinely self-shoot and edit complete packages for use across multiple platforms.
  • Ensure content is accurate and informative whilst striving for creative and imaginative output, and adhere to the best standards of video production.
  • To record video interviews and other types of original content as required and work with graphics and visual journalism teams to produce creative and original sequences.
  • Use analytics to inform video story choices and ensure the content is delivered in the right format(s).

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience

  • Bilingual language expertise is preferred: 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience of digital newsgathering, filming and filing video from the field, and proven ability to confidently use editing and production tools as required. A knowledge of outside broadcast techniques would be an advantage.
  • A good presence on camera and experience of social media lives would be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of data analytics and experience of using it to shape the content and meet the needs of different audience groups.
  • Track record of encouraging, guiding and assisting colleagues who are new and unfamiliar with video and digital.

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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