DEADLINE: AUGUST 30, 2023 — The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) seeks a journalist for a full-time role in Lagos State.
BBC wants an experienced journalist with extensive knowledge about West Africa, Africa, and global news and current affairs.
This role is a key part of BBC’s ambition to create impactful digital-first content for African and global audiences, reporting directly from Lagos.
The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of digital and social platforms, the needs of youth audiences in Africa, and the stories they are looking for.
Applicants must have a track record of producing and delivering impactful digital news storytelling; excellent written English skills, fluency in either French, Hausa, Igbo, and Pidgin, and strong English writing skills.
An understanding of Francophone-speaking Africa is important.
The deadline for applications is August 30, 2023.
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