BBC Jobs in Nigeria – BBC Recruitment [2 new vacancies]

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

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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.

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August 12, 2022. Finance Assistant

Job Reference: BBC/TP/2269572/60440
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Finance
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service
Reports to: The Finance & Administration Assistant reports to the Hub Bureau Manager, Lagos.

Role Responsibility

  • You will report in first instance to the Hub Bureau Manager, Lagos for the day-to-day running of the Lagos Bureau’s administration and finances.
  • You will support administration and financial affairs for all parts of BBC News group in Nigeria.
  • In doing so, the post holder will have to work with the International Operations and Finance teams, as well as local suppliers where necessary.
  • You will be supporting financial controls, the administration of strategic initiatives, and best practice in the Lagos Bureau and will work closely with the Hub Bureau Manager, Lagos, the Accountant, the Africa Bureaux Editor and the Editors, BBC Pidgin, Yoruba & Igbo Services, providing proactive financial support for planning and deployment decisions, as well as providing purchasing assistance.

Job Purpose

  • To ensure timely and accurate billing of revenues earned.  To be responsible for revenue and direct cost reporting and to support customer interactions with respect to queries and payments relating to invoices

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Invoice all revenues in the appropriate period, correctly according to contract and the facts of each case
  • Raise credit notes in the appropriate period, correctly according to contract and the facts of each case
  • Ensure that all customers receive their invoices and credit notes on time
  • Ensure posting to the accounting records of all invoices and credit notes and reconcile the accounting records with the billing systems on a monthly basis
  • Provide monthly reporting to each revenue generating department on the invoices and credit notes raised for their area of responsibility and clear any questions or issues arising promptly before month end
  • Identify and prepare revenue adjustments, accruals and corrections and, after approval, post these amounts on time to the accounting records before month end
  • Reconcile revenue and billing on a monthly basis
  • Be a primary point of contact for the sales teams for queries about billings and payments
  • Work with each revenue generating department to eliminate any queries or issues arising from invoicing or the payment/non-payment of customers
  • Support other members of the Finance team 

Job Impact:

  • Help maintain the accuracy of the ledger accounts

Scope:

  • Daily contact with: Finance team members, customers and responsible managers in the various revenue generating departments

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience
Essential:

  • Grounding in accounting and finance concepts.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Accounts Receivable Ledger experience (SAP desirable).

The Ideal Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will have Accounts Receivable Ledger experience (SAP desirable) with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • You will have experience of producing timely and accurate information/reports and have the ability to prioritise, use initiative and work effectively under pressure without close supervision.
  • You will have good planning and organisation skills and have excellent written and spoken English language skills. Working knowledge of Yoruba, Igbo or Pidgin would be  advantageous.
  • You will also be able to communicate effectively with a range of people at all levels of the BBC.  
  • Ability to meet deadlines, often under pressure with high attention to detail and accuracy is also required.

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (DOC)

Journalist, BBC Hausa

Job Reference: BBC/TP/2269572/60432
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Band: C
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service
Contract type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Job Purpose

  • Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for relevant output.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
  • 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 anddigital 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 prioritise 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.
  • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

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.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience
Essential:

  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques.
  • 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 and the audience.
  • Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
  • Understands how a team works effectively.
  • 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, 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 and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

Application Closing Date
9th May, 2022.

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

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Video Journalist

Job Reference: BBC/TP/2269572/60430
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Band: C
Contract Type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

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.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • The main focus of the Video Journalist role is to routinely self-shoot and edit complete news packages, or equivalent.

The post holder 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 – recognising 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 and 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 prioritise 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 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.

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 and the audience.
  • Strong record of originating and developing stories for news programmes.
  • Ability to use technology as required, gathering material for broadcast.
  • Understands how a team works effectively. 
  • 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, 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 and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

Application Closing Date
9th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (DOC)

Journalist – Social Media

Job Reference: BBC/TP/2269572/60431
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Band: C
Contract type: 6 month Fixed Term Contract
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

Job Purpose

  • Originate and produce, as part of a team, a wide variety of news and current affairs content for relevant output.

Key Responsibilitues and Accountabilities

  • Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
  • 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 anddigital 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 prioritise 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.
  • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

Scope:

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

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.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The successful candidate will be a fluent Hausa speaker and writer, with a very good level of English.
  • A keen interest in current affairs and digital market developments in Nigeria and other West African countries is essential.  
  • An excellent working knowledge of social media platforms is required, together with experience of practical newsgathering.
  • You will have a good knowledge of social media optimization, analytics and newsgathering tools.  A strong editorial and production background is also important.
  • This role is based in Abuja but requires traveling to other locations.
  • The selected person will be required to work closely with the BBC digital teams in Abuja, Lagos and Nairobi.
  • The candidate must be a team player and should be ready to adjust to the requirements of  field news reporting if and when required.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience
Essential:

  • Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques.
  • 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 and the audience.
  • Ability to use technology as required, in order to gather material for broadcast.
  • Understands how a team works effectively.
  • 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, 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 and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

Application Closing Date
6th May, 2022.

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

Click here for more information (MS Word)