BBC Africa Women’s Affairs Journalist Program 2018 to showcase African women.

Are you multi-talented African women in digital media? BBC is ready to showcase the African women through the new programme. If you are keen to innovate and influence the next generation of African women, then apply for the African digital innovation team of multitalented journalists, developers, illustrators, and graphic designers.

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

Role Responsibility

This is an exciting opportunity to create new forms of digital storytelling and journalism that reach 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 contribute regularly and host new TV programme The She Word. If you are so we are comfortable in front of the camera, this is your place.

The right candidate

The BBC’s Africa Hub is more suitable for a creative journalist ready to showcase African women by treating emerging and unreported stories and creating content that represents and targets African women. You must be illiterate 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.


There are some skills required to be eligible for the program: Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge and examples reporting stories about women; Comprehensive knowledge of writing and editing content for publication to high editorial standards; Understanding of the women’s agenda in the target region and in the world.  Evidence of sound editorial and community judgment as well as an understanding of the power of online communities, the ability to plan and organize time and resources effectively and to manage projects to a conclusion according to deadlines. You must also show a demonstrable experience of making content behind or in front of a camera, Conceive, shoot, write, edit content for Instagram channels, as well as emerging platforms, Video and audio editing skills are advantageous. High standard of English including complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively, the ability to work quickly, accurately and under pressure and a comprehensive knowledge of BBC health & safety procedures are very important.

The deadline is December 18, 2018.

Visit BBC CAREERS for details.

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