BBC World Service Recruitment 2023/2024

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for BBC World Service Recruitment 2023/2024.

The BBC World Service is undergoing a significant strategic review to become a digital-first operation that provides distinctive and original content.

we are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Journalist (Video Producer-West Africa)

CompanyBBC World Service
Senior Journalist (Video Producer-West Africa)
LocationAccra, Ghana
Job typeFull-Time
SalaryNot Specified

Key Responsibilities And Accountabilities


This role primarily initiates, gathers and produces material for news, current affairs and general programming for digital platforms. You will be expected to routinely self-shoot and edit complete packages for use across multiple platforms.

Ensure content is accurate and informative whilst striving for creative and imaginative output, and adhere to the best standards of video production.

To record video interviews and other types of original content as required and work with graphics and visual journalism teams to produce creative and original sequences.

Use analytics to inform video story choices and ensure the content is delivered in the right format(s).

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience


Bilingual language expertise is preferred: A full command and up to date knowledge of a key World Service regional language as first (or equivalent) language as well as complete comprehension of written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to originate, plan, develop and produce engaging digital content on complex political and social issues that will appeal to African and global audiences, particularly among women and young people.

Experience of digital newsgathering, filming and filing video from the field, and proven ability to confidently use editing and production tools as required. A knowledge of outside broadcast techniques would be an advantage.


A good presence on camera and experience of social media lives would be an advantage.

Good knowledge of data analytics and experience of using it to shape the content and meet the needs of different audience groups.

Track record of encouraging, guiding and assisting colleagues who are new and unfamiliar with video and digital.


Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 15th November 2023


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