Full-time Channels Television: Multimedia Broadcast Journalist Co-Production Vacancy
Channels Television is one of the 13 independent television stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992.
The Company was licensed in June 1993 and allocated a frequency on UHF (channel 39). It began transmission two years later under the name Channels Television and now broadcasts to a well discerning audience of over 20 million people.
The establishment of Channels Television as a news station was in response to the yearning of Nigerians for a TV station that will among other things:
We are working with BBC to co-produce a lively, weekly current affairs Programme for Nigerian audiences. It will feature an in depth look at strong African stories, look at issues that touch the lives of Nigerians at home and abroad, deliver original storytelling and hard-hitting studio discussions and interviews.
Are you that candidate with the right attitude and exceptional qualities we are looking for, who will effortlessly match competence and experience with our mission, core values and work ethics?
The Job : Multimedia Broadcast Journalist Co-Production
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
The following job specification is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work. It identifies the main requirements of the job, but is not an exhaustive list of duties.
Our Multimedia Journalists are responsible for all aspects of news output including the production and presentation of live and recorded content, reporting, presenting, scriptwriting, packaging, translating, and compiling TV Bulletins.
Multimedia Journalists produce accurate, informed and interesting news and programming.
Shooting and editing complete news features.
They are versatile with proven journalistic skills or equivalent experience, good on-screen presence and broadcast voice, energy, creativity, flexibility and an in-depth understanding of the news, politics, culture and social issues relevant to an African audience.
In addition, all of our journalists are involved in creating digital video for our website and social platforms, and writing for our website. They work on social platforms also to promote our content and engage with our audiences. First class communication is essential.
- To report, present, research, write, translate, edit and adapt stories or programme material for News, TV, radio and online audiences.
- To offer original and creative ideas for multimedia content.
- To suggest new angles on existing stories and to put forward stories not yet covered.
- To work with graphic designers to produce creative and original graphics sequences.
- To maintain professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the Station’s Editorial guidelines.
- To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required.
- To be able to freshen a story.
- To be responsible for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes.
- To respond to breaking stories whilst on air and to resolve technical difficulties.
- After training, to be able to use a range of digital equipment and technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver Programmes and content.
- To ensure that the Station’s Editorial values and guidelines and all relevant legal and copyright requirements are met, asking for the support of managers in cases of difficulty or doubt.
- To work closely with both media organizations including other BBC African language teams, Channels TV/BBC reporters and producers across departments.
- All journalists may be required to work with or move to other programme teams on a multi-media basis and to have the ability to work across a range of skills.
- A good knowledge of what works on TV and digital platforms within the market.
- Proven track record of coming up with ideas and seeing them through to delivery, ideally in a creative or media environment.
- Exceptional knowledge of African and Global news and current affairs, particularly in Nigeria.
- Outstanding written and spoken English. Written and spoken Pidgin or Hausa is desirable.
- Relevant experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others, is highly desirable.
- Ability to write scripts and adapt with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.
- An excellent broadcasting voice and strong reporting skills with the ability to perform with flair.
- A demonstrable interest in working in a multimedia environment and in encouraging audience involvement.
- A demonstrable interest in new media and how to exploit it for the joint purposes.
- Good keyboard/computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment.
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
Demonstrates balanced and objective judgement based on a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines, target audience, programme and department objectives. Makes the right editorial decisions, taking account of conflicting views where necessary.
Demonstrates an interest and willingness to help achieve organizational objectives in the target area.
Able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
Planning and Organization
Able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
Able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
Influencing and Persuading
Able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behavior change.
Managing Relationships and Team Working
Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.
Manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.
Eligible candidates applying for this position must be able to live and work in Lagos.
Salary and Benefits: Negotiable.
How To Apply
Qualified candidates should please send CV and credentials detailing your skills, experience and interests, and a show reel or portfolio of your work with a covering letter outlining your suitability for this position to [email protected]
Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.