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Date Posted: 02/May/2014
Deadline: 14/May/2014

Broadcast Journalist, BBC Hausa (Abuja)

Job Introduction

The BBC has larger audiences in Africa than anywhere else in the world, through our broadcasts in English, French, Hausa, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Somali and Swahili.  We connect with our audiences through a variety of delivery methods including TV, radio on FM, shortwave and satellite, and through partnerships with radio stations and mobile-phone operators which had led to BBC Hausa being the lead provider of radio and digital news in Nigeria.

Role Responsibility

Working as part of our editorial team based in Abuja and adhering to tight deadlines, you’ll write original material and translate and adapt material swiftly and accurately into Hausa in a style suited to radio and online journalism. You’ll also conduct interviews and reports in both Hausa and English. You’ll be involved in all aspects of multimedia journalism including; presenting, interviewing, translating, writing for the web, radio and television in order to produce engaging content to exceptional standards which portrays your knowledge of, and passion for our audiences.  

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have complete comprehension of written and spoken English and Hausa, coupled with the ability to communicate effectively with recent and relevant journalistic experience of and about Africa which will also show in your familiarity with our audiences, trends within our marketplace and knowledge of African and international current affairs.  You’ll have a thorough awareness of the media situation in Africa and the way it is developing and the challenges it poses to the BBC. You have a broad knowledge of TV News,. You’ll be aware of the BBC audience and their expectations of output.


You’ll have an excellent broadcasting voice with the ability to write scripts to a variety of audiences and forms of media and must be able to demonstrate a good range of contacts for interview purposes. Underpinning all of these skills will be your flexibility, both in ability to work across platforms but also in working shifts to cover our programming requirements.

Package Description

Job title: Broadcast Journalist, BBC Hausa

Contract: 3 x 12 month attachment/FTC

Location: Abuja, Nigeria 

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