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.

Job Position: Video Journalist, BBC Pidgin Service

Job Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Responsibilities

  • We are looking for a creative and experienced video journalist with an excellent understanding of what makes brilliant digital journalism.  In this role you will work creatively across all digital platforms – video, audio and text – to ensure that the Pidgin service output grows a distinctive character and status in its target area. You will offer story ideas and will routinely self-shoot and edit news packages for use across multiple platforms. You will be required occasionally to do some field reporting.

Job Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have experience within a media environment.

You will also command the following attributes:

  1. Fluent in Pidgin and English (written and spoken)
  2. Must have experience of delivering creative output to online digital platforms, recognising the distinct requirements of different types of output.
  3. Ability to self-shoot and edit video routinely which is the main focus of the role
  4. Knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential.
  5. You will have knowledge of and recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of Nigeria.
  6. Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential.

Application Deadline
14th December, 2022.

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


  • Applicants should be aware that this role will require you to travel at short notice.
  • You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.
  • Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

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