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Video Journalist (BBC News Igbo service)

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BBC World Service is recruiting for Full time Video Journalist (BBC News Igbo service)

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: Video Journalist (BBC News Igbo service)
 
Job Reference: BBC/TP/654815/39915 
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News - WSG World Service 
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Job purpose

  • The purpose of the role is primarily to initiate, gather and produce material for news, current affairs and general programming.
  • Routinely self-shooting and editing complete packages for use across multiple platforms (TV, Radio and Digital/Online/Social Media)     

Key responsibilities and accountabilities 

  • The main focus of the Video Journalist role is to routinely self-shoot and edit complete news packages, or equivalent. However, the Video Journalist will also be expected to undertake any of the key responsibilities included below:
  • Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, shoot, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards – recognizing the distinct requirements of different types of output
  • Routinely self-shoots and edits complete packages.
  • Routinely fulfills duties unsupervised.
  • May be required to present the content on radio, TV or online. This might be live or recorded.
  • May include the production and presentation of programmes. This might be live or recorded
  • Exercise editorial judgment in developing story ideas and producing accurate and impartial journalism.
  • To undertake pre and post production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio & digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
  • To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments in the BBC, to ensure that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld
  • Take a lead within a team setting or on delivering a specific piece of journalism or project as appropriate
  • To tailor different news treatments for different audiences ensuring that the output reflects the audiences we serve
  • To prioritize and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines staffing and resources available
  • To produce engaging packages through a range of production skills
  • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
  • Willing and adept at passing on skills through training and mentoring.
  • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC Health and Safety policy

 

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

Qualifications
FSLC /SSCE /JSCE /NABTEB /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech
Other Requirements

Knowledge, skills, training and Experience       
Essential:

  • Ability to gather and prepare audio and video material for use on any service, recognising the distinct requirements of different types of output, self-shooting and editing routinely as the main focus of the role
  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques – especially self-shooting and editing
  • Demonstrates sound editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBC’s distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage, the programme departments and the audience
  • Strong track record of originating and developing stories for news programmes.
  • Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
  • Understands how a team works effectively and adopts the most appropriate role
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC
  • Effective planning and organising skills, ability to concentrate on several areas of work at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how it applies to broadcasting     

Job impact       
Decision making:

  • High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone.
  • No managerial responsibility. May be informally supported by Junior staff i.e. Researchers, Coordinators and Assistants.

Scope:

  • Covers a wide range of journalism activity, producing news content and supporting the production and presentation of programming.     

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2019.

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

Click here for more Information (Pdf) 

Note: The above 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 t he duties involved.

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About BBC World Service
The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting radio and television news, speech and discussions in 29 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays. It was announced in November 2015 that The BBC World Service will start broadcasting in Nigerian Pidgin and Yoruba in Nigeria, when this service starts it will bring the total number of broadcast languages to 31.The ...
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Job Summary
Published
May 29, 2019
Offer Type
Full time
Location
Lagos
Deadline
June 9, 2019
Specialization
Media / Art / Entertainment
Industries
Advertising / Media / Publishing
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