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    • Senior Journalist, BBC News - Pidgin Service at BBC

    Posted: Jun 14, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Senior Journalist, BBC News - Pidgin Service

    About The Job

    • Any offer of employment with the BBC is conditional upon you having the right to work in Ghana.

    Job introduction

    • We are now looking for a Senior Journalist join the team in Accra.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • The BBC is looking for an excellent Senior Journalist reporter to produce a dynamic range of digital, audio and video content which will appeal to a young audience.
    • You will supply timely, rich, expert and authoritative coverage (live and pre-recorded) via digital and social media platforms for the BBC Pidgin Service, BBC Africa and the wider BBC.
    • To produce and publish quality, informative content and creative reports for all BBC Pidgin outlets – online, audio/video and social media outlets.

    Other Duties Will Include:

    • Source original material primarily for the Pidgin output for online and social media and share material as widely as possible.
    • Generate original content ideas and to be able to see them through.
    • Report and publish breaking news live on various platforms as required.
    • Manager, mentor and support junior BBC Pidgin staff.

    Are you the right candidate?

    • A full command and up to date knowledge of Pidgin as first (or equivalent) language is essential. An additional language – Hausa, Yoruba, or Igbo – is desirable.
    • An excellent knowledge of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English for journalism and the ability to communicate effectively.
    • A digital media background and social media journalism experience preferable, you will ideally have a strong screen presence for coverage online and on social media.
    • A good broadcasting voice and presence and the ability to acquire the appropriate presentation style to communicate effectively with listeners in Pidgin and English
    • Experience of field reporting on political, economic and trending social issues in Ghana is desirable. So is the ability to demonstrate a good range of contacts for interview purposes.
    • Updated in-depth knowledge of Ghanaian/West African affairs including social issues. A thorough knowledge of wider regional or international affairs will be an advantage.
    • A good understanding of the needs of a young digitally-savvy audience in the region is essential.
    • Ability to convey story and programme ideas in an exciting way and to contribute fully to the planning process.
    • A knowledge of and aptitude for, using modern broadcast and recording (audio & video) technology including digital.
    • A record of demonstrating good interpersonal skills and an understanding of the importance of working as a part of a team, especially at a distance, as well as working independently.
    • Ability to remain calm under pressure, apply sensible work priorities and pace him/herself through the assignment.

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