BBC Jobs Recruitment [4 new positions]

Latest BBC jobs vacancies and Recruitment in Nigeria.January, 2022

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We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. BBC World Service, as part of BBC News, is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach hundreds of millions across 42 languages. BBC World Service is committed to impartiality, and promotes access to independent and accurate news and provides media literacy training.

Challenging disinformation is a strategic objective for World Service and it is now setting up a new Disinformation Unit to tackle fake news. Producing high-impact and original journalism, the unit will work closely with our West Africa language services, based in Lagos, to provide our global audiences with reliable news to spot disinformation and keep themselves immune from fake news.

BBC World  Jobs Recruitment, Nigeria

Jan 2022. Senior News Editor, West Africa

Job Reference: BBC/TP/623869/57948
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service
Band: F

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for managing a large service, region, programme or platform, or a large team of journalists.

Role Responsibilities

  • As the Senior News Editor (Head of West Africa) you will act as the editorial reference point for World Service Languages and programmes serving audiences in Francophone and Anglophone West Africa.  You will provide dynamic, thoughtful and inspiring editorial leadership and managerial direction to all language service editors in Lagos, Abuja, Dakar and London.
  • In close coordination with the Head of Journalism BBC Africa you will provide strategic leadership of the BBC as a whole in the region, ensuring that this is done in accordance with World Service Group strategic priorities and demonstrating value for money.
  • You will be part of BBC Africa’s senior management and will represent the BBC internally and externally where required

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Lead strategic news planning for the production of all content production and maximise the impact of stories across all platforms to build audiences and increase audience approval.
  • Set and deliver a clear editorial concept for all output and content and communicate this concept to the teams.
  • Maximise the benefits of technology for our audiences.
  • Promotes and rewards teamwork, and challenges attitudes or processes that prevent it. Sets an example by distributing resources, knowledge, ideas and skills across the organisation, builds helpful, productive relationships within the BBC and outside.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of multi-discipline teams and developing new ways of working, collaborating with other BBC departments on projects to make use of resources and deliver editorial impact.
  • Coaches others to build on strengths and improve on weakness, gives and listens to regular feedback, helps develop the BBC’s new leaders, recruits and develops talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Responsibility for the programme rota, and oversight of budgets, appraisal, training and staff support.
  • Working with the Editor/Regional Editor, they will run the management team of Assistant Editors, ensuring that management tasks are assigned, and programme priorities managed effectively.
  • To assist in developing the strategy and agenda for the teams, to communicate that strategy and to assist in leading and coordinating the team to that end.
  • Foster an environment of productive employee relations, responding to and anticipating challenges from staff, unions and audiences.
  • Ensure health and safety policy guidelines are implemented and adhered to, and that appropriate safety training is provided. Ensure that the team and its output work within BBC guidelines on health and safety, diversity and inclusion and new ways of working.

Job Impact
Decision Making:

  • Significant level of responsibility. Exercises initiative but seeks guidance where necessary.


  • Typically responsible for directly managing a team of Assistant Editors and Senior Journalists – team sizes may vary.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

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  • Substantial experience of journalism and production, as well as proven editorial judgement and substantial experience of managing editorial and operational staff and facilities in a daily news environment.
  • Demonstrates balanced and impartial judgement. Makes the right editorial decisions with guidance.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of broadcast and computer based technology and stays current with developments in this field.
  • Ability to foster creativity and experimentation, shows openness to new ways of doing things.
  • Ability to think strategically and describe the concept in a way which motivates others towards that goal – able to convert long term aims into short and medium term goals.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.
  • Able to prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing, budgets and resource requirements.
  • Ability to communicate to differing audiences and across all forms of multimedia output.
  • Maintains personal effectiveness in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with demanding situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and passion.
  • Awareness of News Strategy and its implications for the key agenda areas of BBC News: diversity; reaching new audiences; multi-skilling; health and safety and the ability to put these policies into practice.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Fluent spoken and written English. Knowledge of Hausa, French, Pidgin, Yoruba or Igbo is desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the digital market in Nigeria and other key parts of West Africa.
  • Proven senior experience of journalism in the digital field, and with strong digital production skills and the ability to spot gaps in the market to develop opportunities for the BBC.
  • Experience of managing diverse teams.
  • A track record of success in a senior editorial role with proven experience over a range of output across platforms.
  • Experience of leading a sizeable team through change.
  • Experience of managing budgets and the commitment to achieving the most efficient and cost effective use of resources.
  • Throughout understanding of BBC commitment to impartiality

Application Closing Date
9th January, 2022.

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


Job Reference: BBC / TP / 2269572 / 57825
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract type: 6 Months Fixed Term Contract
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service
Band: C

Job Introduction

  • Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.
  • The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million across various platforms.
  • We are looking for an excellent Journalist with the relevant technical and language skills to join the new Yoruba service.

Role Responsibilities

  • As a BBC Journalist you will work creatively across all digital platforms – audio, video and text – to ensure that the Yoruba Service output develops and grows a distinctive character and status in its target area.
  • On a daily basis, you will engage actively with the audience ensuring consistency of output.
  • You’ll use editorial judgement, creativity and flair to make original and compelling multimedia content

The Ideal Candidate

  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in a journalistic role, with first class knowledge of news that appeals to a Nigerian audience. 
  • You will be fluent in Yoruba and English, written and spoken.
  • You will have a in-depth knowledge of news and stories related to the West Africa region, with a full understanding of Nigerian history, politics, social and cultural issues.
  • The ability to operate technical equipment to meet the artistic, technical and safety requirements for delivering audio, video and text publishing is essential.
  • This includes operating studios, computer equipment, recording and editing systems.

Application Closing Date
7th January, 2022.

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

Business Development Officer

Job Reference: BBC / TP / 788768 / 57853
Location: Abuja
Contract: Fixed-term employment until August 2023
Job Category: External Communications
Business Unit: News – MediaAction
Band: C


  • Reports to Senior Partnerships Manager, Business Development with a dotted line to Head of Communications.
  • We are currently expanding our business development team, with a view to growing our work around the world.
  • We are now looking for a business development officer with strong experience in design and communication, to join our central business development team and support colleagues across the organisation with the development, design and delivery of partnership communication materials.

Role Responsibilities:

  • The role will contribute to winning business for BBC Media Action, to help grow our work on climate change, humanitarian relief, media development, governance, health, gender equality and other important themes.
  • In this role, reporting to a Senior Partnerships Manager with a dotted line to the Head of Communications, you’ll work closely with the business development team on the development, design and delivery of proposals, bids and presentations for key donors and partners.
  • We’ll look to you to help us create and develop relationships with donors as well as consortium and delivery partners, and to work with teams across the organisation.
  • Most of your time will be spent on editing and design, but you will also have the opportunity to help shape and contribute to our annual calendar of events and donor engagement opportunities.
  • Our country teams will rely on you for support and advice on design, marketing and branding, and tools and resources that you create to support business development.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • You have a strong portfolio of excellent design work with creative flair, are experienced in Adobe Creative Suite, and keep up-to-date with trends in communication and design.
  • An effective communicator, you will have experience developing communications materials that drive revenue and engagement, and can talk through your design decisions effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Highly organised, and excellent at planning and prioritisation, with a good eye for detail, you understand what it means to produce content to BBC editorial standards, including copy-editing and proof-reading.
  • And you have experience of managing key internal stakeholders at every level, ideally developed while working across a global organisation.

Job Purpose

  • To deliver a programme of corporate communication to key opinion-formers and stakeholders.
  • Helps to identify and maximise opportunities to promote an understanding and approval of the BBC’s purpose and achievements as a major public and cultural organisation.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Undertake the drafting of communications (i.e. briefings, AV materials, key messages, etc.) tailored to a wide range of communication channels and audiences, acting as a day to day link within the central corporate hub and teams.
  • You’ll be a specialist in your area, able to provide advice, use your initiative and generate your own ideas to get important messages across.
  • Capture information and feedback from internal and external contacts relating to communication campaigns or general communications.
  • Research and organise corporate/press/public facing events and activities, including responsibility for producing and managing small to large scale events (i.e. researching guest lists and venues, guest liaison, writing briefings, risk assessments, coordinating brand assets, using social media at events when appropriate) and leading on creative and sourcing materials.
  • Maintaining and refreshing databases of opinion-formers, getting feedback from events and establishing regular communication between the BBC and them; producing and distributing newsletters to opinion-formers from senior stakeholders in the regions.
  • Translate complex data into easy to understand material for presentation or communications.
  • To work flexibly as a member of the designated communications team, supporting the delivery of mutual objectives and assuming additional project responsibility as necessary.
  • Ensure centrally held data is accurate and complete, regularly updating database to ensure compliance with the BBC’s data protection policy.
  • Monitor any incoming enquiries to central inbox(s), responding to and fielding enquiries where appropriate, referring sensitive materials to the appropriate level/contact.
  • Providing administration assistance to team as required.
  • Support the running of social media channels and assist with the production of assets for use online and in social media.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with teams across BBC Media Action to develop and deliver effective partner and donor engagement materials, as part of a strategic business development programme to realise targets for donor income.
  • Design presentations and funding proposals with keen attention to detail.
  • Lead the production of distinctive communications for a variety of platforms, tailored to the interests of priority donor audiences. (i.e. briefings, audio-visual materials, key messages, etc).
  • Contribute to the management of a year-round calendar of events/engagement to support donor engagement.
  • Keep up to date with emerging industry trends in relation to design and communication.
  • Share design expertise and creative solutions with colleagues across BBC Media Action, specifically as it relates the production of business development/donor engagement materials.
  • Be accountable for the quality of your work and ensure it meets intended purposes.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

  • Experience of managing key internal stakeholders at every level and developing communications materials that drive revenue and engagement.
  • Effective organisational, planning and prioritisation skills to manage a varied and pressurised workload.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Highly focused with good attention to detail, including copy-editing and proof-reading in English to BBC editorial standards.
  • Portfolio evidence of excellent design work demonstrating creative flair.
  • Able to deliver different approaches and design styles.
  • Able to talk through your design decisions with a diverse range of people; evidence of successfully collaborating and sharing your ideas.
  • An experienced user of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software.


  • Diplomatic and persuasive, able to build objective lines of argument/rationales for action and present viewpoints tactfully and assertively.
  • Experience of working in a target-driven environment.
  • Understanding of the importance of the BBC’s values in accuracy and impartiality.
  • A passion for and a understanding of the role of media and communication in development.
  • Keep pace with latest design trends and technology developments.
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience:

  • Strong background in organising events of varying sizes and for different audiences
  • Relevant experience of drafting communications (i.e. speeches, articles and other forms of communication) for senior executives, for publication by a wide range of outlets to short notice and tight deadlines.
  • Computer literate with strong office skills including the ability to examine and interpret complex data, including financial data, and translate into easy to understand materials.
  • Experience of producing concise and well-crafted written briefs and presentations using a wide range of media.
  • Highly organised and focused with good attention to detail.
  • Able to work on own initiative and forge strong links with key internal teams and stakeholders.
  • Excellent social skills, both face-to-face and on the phone.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Data Protection Act.
  • A good working knowledge and use of social media for promoting content and news stories.

Package Description
The successful applicant will be employed and based in their home country, with salary set according to BBC Media Action’s pay scales in that country.

Application Closing Date
10th January, 2022.

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


  • 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.

Senior Partnerships Manager (Climate)

Jib Reference: BBC/TP/788768/57766
Location: Nigeria
Division: Strategy and Partnerships
Reports to: Head of Partnerships
Contract type: 2.5 year FTC

Job Purpose

  • To deliver one or more projects and expected outcomes, to stakeholder expectations, within the agreed brief and constraints of time, cost, scope and quality, using the most appropriate approach for the project and domain.
  • Project management is applied in different domains, including IT, digital, construction, business process and broadcast engineering. Projects may stand alone, be part of a programme and/or a product lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • The Senior Project Manager shares the core capabilities of the Project Manager but requires more experience. The role commands more responsibility working on larger, more complex, projects or leading on multiple projects, workstreams or iterative improvements concurrently.
  • Manages one or more projects, leads a workstream within a programme or works on ongoing improvements as part of a product lifecycle. Responsible for the delivery of its outcome using an appropriate approach (e.g. iterative and incremental, sequential) suitable to the characteristics of the change. Typical indicators at this level are:
    • A repeatable project framework, delivering a known outcome or target;
    • A duration of approx. 18+ months or delivery on own initiative of a series of outcomes within a product environment;
    • Multiple stakeholders and financial or allocated staff responsibility equivalent to a budget of up to c£10m and a staffing level of 8+ (including third parties).
  • Core project manager responsibilities follow.

Approach and Planning:

  • Work with business or product owner and stakeholders to understand the strategic objectives and establish the project objectives and outputs or high-level benefits to be delivered.
  • Establish the project’s level of complexity and agree with the owner the options and appropriate approach for delivery.
  • Contribute to the development of the business or financial investment case.
  • Foster the conditions for the project team to perform and lead on a day-to-day basis to ensure clarity of scope, good estimating, solution development and manage the risks.
  • Produce a project management plan (PMP) to get agreement with stakeholders for the purpose, nature and scope of the project and secure the mandate to proceed with shaping the project.
  • Draw on own experience and actively seek out and apply relevant lessons from other projects and share with the project team.


  • Manage and deliver the project within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints to enable delivery of the agreed outputs and/or benefits.
  • Maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, address issues and deliver effective communication strategies.
  • Put in place handover plans and ensure business ownership is established for the ongoing ownership of outputs and/or realisation of benefits.
  • Apply oversight and evaluate, monitor and manage risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies, interdependencies and changes, escalating those outside tolerance if appropriate.
  • Maintain suitable plans, manage the delivery of minimum requirements and/or critical success factors and effectively manage people (including third parties) and other resources.
  • Monitor progress, regularly report on status and initiate corrective actions. Ensure all expenditure (or activity) is tracked and reconciled to budget/plan with forecast to complete or value returned to inform decision making.
  • Ensure adherence to BBC policies and standards for project management, health and safety, financial, legal and technology, and any other compliance requirements. Approvals, Governance and Benefits
  • Support the business (customer), deliver key project documentation and ensure change management activities are executed (e.g. relevant training) to enable business adoption of changes.
  • Complete and review the benefits realisation plan and facilitate formal handover of the plan and any ongoing activities to the relevant business area.
  • Ensure controlled phase/project closure with appropriate review of performance, sharing of lessons, handover specifics, ongoing ownership and a planned post implementation review.

Stakeholders, Change and Communication:

  • Create, update and manage plans to address stakeholder expectations and secure buy-in.
  • Work with stakeholders on defining scope, establishing critical success factors, identifying deliverables,benefits and understanding trade-offs.
  • Identify and address dependencies and interdependencies with other projects.
  • Form the project team with appropriate specialist skills (e.g. procurement, HR, change, legal, business continuity, etc.) and advise the sponsor on governance issues.
  • Develop options and gain approval for plans, for example the PMP and business case/financial investment case.
  • Create, update and manage a detailed project plan along with a high-level project plan to support stakeholder engagement, reporting and communication.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

  • Extensive relevant experience working on projects/programmes and a substantial period(s) of managing projects to successful outcomes, leading teams, planning, problem solving, progress monitoring, managing risk, and budget or resource responsibility.
  • Working knowledge of the project lifecycle, products, techniques, methodologies, approaches and the understanding of how to best apply to the situation.
  • Excellent and well-practiced communication (spoken, written, listening), interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to bridge specialism and business through user-friendly language.
  • Ability to effectively deal with difficult stakeholders, navigate ambiguous, changeable, complex environments and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and procedures for the domain e.g., procurement, contract management, environment, health and safety.
  • Demonstrable professional development with a recognised project management qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Project and PowerPoint, and experience in manipulating data to make it meaningful for different audiences.


  • Managed a minimum of four projects with budgets of £10k-£2m or significant business area impact.
  • Excels at delivery in a fast-changing, political and complicated environment; understands organisational transformation challenges and how to operate effectively in this context.
  • Knowledge of the media sector and broad understanding of traditional and new technologies in a broadcast and or digital media environment.

Job Impact:
Decision Making:

  • Defining and agreeing with the business or product owner the project approach, scope, budget, schedule and resource allocation.
  • Decisions on changes to the project in response to change requests, risks, issues and any deviations from the project plan within the tolerance set by the business case or programme.


  • Financial control of budgets up to c£10m.
  • Managing all project staff including the design, development, testing specialists, project
  • assistants and other staff as assigned and indirectly business resources supporting the project.

Application Closing Date
10th January, 2022.

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

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