BBC Africa Women’s Affairs Journalist Program for media professionals

Application Deadline: 18 December, 2018

Job Reference BBC/TP/788771/33649
Contract Type Permanent – Full Time
Closing Date 18 December, 2018
Job Category Journalism
Business Unit News – W2020 – Africa
Location Lagos, Nigeria


Join the African digital innovation team of multitalented journalists , developers , illustrators and graphic designers with the mandate to innovate and influence the next generation of African women.

The BBC has a new digital innovation hub in Lagos with the ambition to develop digital journalism in Africa. Your role as Women Affairs Journalist will play a key role in helping our content reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa.

Role Responsibility

BBC has an exciting opportunity to create new forms of digital storytelling and journalism that reaches 111 million people in Africa. As a Women Affairs Journalist you will join a multidisciplinary digital team in Lagos, playing an integral role in brainstorming, creating and executing women’s content.  

You’ll also be contribute regularly and host our new TV programme The SheWord  so we are looking for candidates who are comfortable in front of the camera.

Eligibility Requirements:

The BBC’s Africa Hub is looking for a creative journalist aware of the emerging and unreported stories about African women. You will have a background creating content that represents and targets African women, creating compelling stories. 

BBC is looking for an experienced journalist who is literate in social media. You will be someone who genuinely believes there are many stories about African women to be told who will source, curate and commission content on women’s issues from across Africa.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Base: Lagos, Nigeria 

Intended interview dates: Interviews are provisionally planned for Monday 14th January 2019. 

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the BBC Africa Women’s Affairs Journalist

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