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Nigerian Lady fakes madness to escape a Slave Job she got through a Recruitment Agency in Nigeria – The unnamed lady’s family thought she was in Europe, working. Instead, she was stuck in Saudi Arabia, slaving away at the hands of a terrible boss. She wanted to run away but was prevented by the contract […]

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Jobs at iRoko TV

iROKOtv.com is the subsidiary company of IROKO Partners, the world’s largest online distributor of African entertainment. Launched in 2010, the company has closed on four Series of VC funding totalling $21Mn.

Across all of our channels, we have reached over 6Mn unique viewers in 178 countries around the world.
– iROKO Partners operates www.irokotv.com (Nollywood movies) and www.iroking.com (Nigerian music)
– IROKO Partners is the largest licensee of Nollywood movies with over 5,000 movie titles in our library
– The company has been featured in international media outlets from FT, CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, CNBC Africa, Reuters, Fast Company, New York Times, Techcrunch, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Pando Daily and many many more.

Our office based in Lagos, Nigeria

VP of Operations

Job description
You will be a leader in a high-performing team responsible for people operations for a global workforce (NYC and Lagos). We are expanding at a rapid pace and need to expand our expertise to build the infrastructure now that will enable us to quickly scale across africa and manage centrally. We need you to identify, recommend and lead automation and process improvement in the area of global operations and reporting. To be successful you will bring strong expertise and experience, a natural intellectual curiosity and a passion for excellence. Additionally, you’ll need to be proactive in building relationships cross-functionally with Finance, HR, Legal, IT, TV and other business partners.

Role Responsibilities: Develop and implement a full operational strategy that effectively coordinates across functions to drive organizational delivery and performance Develop, implement and evaluate key performance indicators for multiple departments Provide weekly/monthly operational reports and updates on company performance to the COO Collaborate with the CTO to direct and drive the operations IT strategy for faster delivery of core operations metrics.Desired Skills and Experience
Qualifications: MBA qualification from foreign academic institution is desirable 5+ years progressive commercial experience in an operations / senior management capacity Proven experience in organizational development, personnel management and strategic planning. Proven ability to organize, summarize, clarify and communicate ideas simply, succinctly and accurately Proven ability to lead and coordinate efforts in a cross functional team to achieve results Strong management reporting and financial analysis skills Experience in Entertainment /Media industry
Method of Application
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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Bilingual Reporter Job Vacancy at BBC Africa, October 2014

BBC Africa – BBC News brings together Network News, English Regions and the World Service Group’s English and Language Services to serve a large variety of audiences in the UK and around the world on many platforms.

At the heart of this structure, BBC Newsgathering provides news reports, pictures and audio material to all BBC News programmes and services – both in the UK and internationally – in English and other languages. This content is of the highest possible editorial and technical standard, which in turn provides the best value for money for BBC audiences around the world. BBC Newsgathering has to ensure that in the face of increasing competition, BBC News is the world leader in newsgathering and is at the forefront of both its editorial coverage and technological innovation in broadcasting and digital services.

The BBC Africa is looking for interested/motivated candidates to join the Team as:

Job Title: Bilingual Reporter

Job Reference: BBC/TP/139984/9645
Locations: Abuja and Lagos
Contract Type: Permanent -Full Time

Job Description


Nigeria is now the largest economy in Africa and Lagos is the largest city in Africa by population. Its importance for the BBC in audience terms cannot be overstated both in Hausa and in English. In news terms the Boko Haram insurgency continues to threaten the north-east of the country and dominate the headlines. And this comes as the country heads towards a vital Presidential election next year. Yet Nigeria is also the home to one of the most vibrant arts and media scenes in Africa and the human stories from such a huge and growing population just keep pressing to be told. Dimensions: You will provide quality, informative programmes and reports in English and Hausa for BBC Television, Radio and Online News programmes. You will report to the Africa Bureaux Editor and the Africa TV Editor liaising with the Editor, BBC Hausa Service, the BBC’s local Bureau Editor and Assignment Editors in London. You will report on all aspects of national political, economic and cultural life in Nigeria and West Africa and potentially travelling across the region. You will stay well briefed on the region in order to report and comment with authority, reporting in both Hausa and English. Main duties of the role are summarised below:

Broadcast Coverage:

To provide expert coverage of news and events within Nigeria and relations with her neighbours and the wider world. To report live from breaking stories, for different areas of output as well as from planned events. Interviewing and reporting, preparing and voicing reports for broadcast. To provide programme material dealing with the geographical area. To come up with good newsworthy stories and creative story treatments for different platforms. To accurately dissect, analyse and contextualise an event or story or situation. To translate complex material into its most simple form and tailor it for the relevant audience. To build strong relationships with relevant programme teams and crews. To provide material for online and social media, and radio and TV news bulletins. To originate and sell story ideas to the relevant News Planning Units. To write and produce finely-crafted, imaginative packages and reports for all BBC outlets. To broadcast clearly and calmly, professional and entertaining news stories that are of value to UK, local and international audiences. To develop a wide range of contacts and contributors to ensure the widest range of information as possible. Advice / Briefing: To advise and brief editorial/production colleagues, both in London and in the field, on relevant topics and events. To work closely with the Africa TV Editor, the Editor, BBC Hausa Service and Bureau Editor and other regional colleagues. To contribute as required to a range of editorial discussions and programme reviews aimed at optimising BBC News coverage of world events. Overseeing / Guiding Work of Others: To be responsible editorially in the field for the work of ENG crews. BBC Representative: To ensure the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines are met within the role’s own local team. To contribute to the overall management and editorial policies/strategies of the Newsgathering operation. Other: To follow BBC safety requirements and instructions, especially in relation to emergencies; and to report any accidents, dangerous situations or defects in safety arrangements. To work within the budget set by Africa TV and Newsgathering. Person Specification
Knowledge and Experience: Substantive experience as a Reporter/Journalist including reporting assignments abroad. Experience of reporting on live/breaking news. Knowledge of the key editorial and audience priorities for the range of global and UK output. Sound knowledge of Nigeria including political, economic and security developments in the region. A thorough understanding of the range of platforms and formats. Experience in managing people. A high level of editorial awareness and judgement. Diversity, reaching new audiences, multi skilling, health and safety and the ability to put these policies into practice A thorough knowledge of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. A highly developed news and current affairs judgement. A thorough understanding of the output of BBC News in English and Hausa.. Skills and Abilities: An excellent level of spoken and written and broadcast English and Hausa. Ability to originate programme ideas. Possession of the specific skills, in writing, recording, editing, interviewing, reporting and presenting required for this job; this involves providing radio and television material in a variety of forms, working live to air and producing different types of digital content in text, video and stills. Ability to work alone and in teams. Ability to build relationships/rapport with a variety of key people e.g. guests, contributors, camera operators and influence them where necessary. Ability to negotiate/exercise diplomacy with people where necessary. Competencies Editorial Judgement: Makes the right editorial and policy decisions based upon a clear understanding of the BBCs distinctive news agenda, the requirements of news and current affairs coverage as well as those of the programme departments. Decision Making: Is ready and able to take initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of decisions. Influencing Others: Presents sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Draws from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change. Motivation/drive: Constantly seeks to do things better through setting more challenging goals. Is prepared to question the current way of doing things and take risks in pursuit of excellence. Flexibility: Adapts to changing circumstances and displays a positive attitude to the process of change. Creative Thinking: Translates news and current affairs into high quality programming through a detailed understanding of the requirements of the broadcast media and possession of the necessary writing, directing and reporting skills. Subject Knowledge: Demonstrates an expanding knowledge of news and current events in general and specific areas of expertise in particular, including language skills. Develops increasingly useful and exclusive sources of information. Analytical Skills: Simplifies complex problems, processes or projects. Identifies casual relationships and constructs frameworks for problem-solving and/or development.
How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Deadline 13th October, 2014.

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BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, it partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

• Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues.
• Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

BBC Media Action promotes development and human rights through three main thematic areas of health, governance and rights, and humanitarian and emergency preparedness. BBC Media Action in Nigeria At present, BBC Media Action in Nigeria has several multi-year projects addressing issues of health and governance through different outputs including factual and drama. We will be looking to develop new projects in 2013-14. We require a dynamic manager with a highly developed understanding of media and development together with solid multiplatform production experience to lead us into the next phase of our country programme.

Executive Director, Nigeria

Job Description
Title: Executive Editor, Nigeria
Department: BBC Media Action
Reports To: Country Director, Nigeria
Based: Abuja, Nigeria
Duration: 12 month FTC, (possibility for extension)

This is a senior management team role, reporting directly to the Country Director, responsible for delivering our media outputs in Nigeria. The Executive Editor will use her/his extensive experience of management, programme production and editorial expertise to oversee all radio, television, digital and mobile output. The post holder will ensure systems are in place to support all aspects of production, supporting every stage of project design from inception to post-production, and ensuring timely delivery to partner stations. Building the capacity of national staff members within the team will be a large part of this job, as is building collaboration that stretches across departments to deliver the most creative outputs possible. She/he must help ensure that innovation and creativity lie at the heart of all our media outputs while ensuring continuity and consistency across a range of platforms. Developing and monitoring our long term vision for our outputs that puts them at the heart of our projects is a key responsibility, to keep us current in a rapidly evolving media market.

1. To provide leadership of the production team in Nigeria, with overall responsibilities for editorial decision-making, production processes, budgets, equipment, and outputs.
2. Take overall responsibility for delivery and sign-off of all media outputs of BBC Media Action Nigeria, ensuring editorial integrity and timeliness and raising and maintaining editorial and technical quality across all programme content for radio, social, and other platforms as relevant.
3. Develop systems and organise regular editorial and management meetings to guarantee that Production Department resources are being strategically allocated, scheduled, and shared between different Production Department teams and programmes.
4. Manage heads of different production teams to coordinate and creatively influence concept development and planning for existing outputs and new productions.
5. Working with heads of different production teams, take responsibility for effectively identifying, recruiting, and retaining media talent (both staff and freelancers).
6. Working with senior members of the project management department, ensure all production staff understand the goals of each of our projects and produce all media outputs to align with project objectives.
7. Support professional development of all staff, including strengthening creativity, technical skills and editorial decision-making of the BBC Media Action production teams to deliver outstanding content.
8. Ensure teams fully comply with BBC Editorial guidelines and values. Work with the Country Director to manage any editorial issues that may arise.
9. Ensure that all production complies with BBC Media Action’s finance and administration guidelines, and upholds our project donor requirements on finance and administration. This will include supporting the Production teams to manage their budgets efficiently and effectively. Observe and manage BBC Production and contractual guidelines and make sure they are fully understood by other team members, contractors and consultants.
10. Participate actively in BBC Media Action Nigeria’s country senior management team, and ensure that maximum collaboration is fostered across all departments with the results that our impact in Nigeria is realized on the ground.
11. Along with members of the senior management team and the Country Director, ensure that BBC Health and Safety guidelines are observed on all productions, staff are trained and briefed to manage risk in a highly challenging environment, and support is provided to others to take appropriate measures to minimize exposure to perceived risks. Advise and support the Country Director and senior staff to manage risk related to production on all the projects.
12. Build and maintain relationships with media partners, donors, and other stakeholders in Nigeria to represent and enhance the work of BBC Media Action.

Skills, knowledge and experience requirements:
• Experience of managing teams to deliver multiple radio outputs to tight time frames and setting up systems for scheduling and coordinating the allocation of production resources.
• Evidence of experience and skill in using radio and/or other media platforms (TV, digital, mobile, etc.) to address developmental issues – governance, health, resilience.
• Demonstrable creative ability, with a proven track-record in designing, developing and making media programmes.
• Experience of project planning, with proven experience of successful project management against tight deadlines; Considerable production budget management experience of over £1 Million annually.
• Experience of designing or commissioning training and learning for production teams.
• Experience working closely with external partners, and/or building, maintaining, and influencing high level external relationships.
• Excellent interpersonal leadership and people management skills. Experience of leading and managing talent and production teams, as well as managing diverse teams.
• Ability to demonstrate strong editorial judgment and uphold good journalistic practice and principles.
• Experience of developing written plans and reports for internal and external audiences.
• Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written).
• Demonstrated interest in Nigeria and in Africa.

• Experience of working in a developing country context, preferably in Africa;
• Knowledge of BBC editorial values, aims and objectives, and an ability to apply these to media development projects.
• Extensive experience in making programmes for addressing developmental issues will be an advantage;
• Understanding of the principles of behaviour /social change communication;
• Experience of overseeing a multi-media production project especially using mobile technology
• Working and managing production security in a high risk context.

Key Competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
• Editorial Judgement – 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.
• Managing relationships – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team. Values individual’s differences and demonstrates a commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning, for the benefit of the team.
• Creative Leadership – Ability to lead a diverse production team, identify and nurture talent, and inspire others to realize an identified vision.
• Planning and Organization – Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others; planning of activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
• Developing Others – able to recognise potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and is willing to foster the development of that potential. Creates a climate in which potential can be realised.
• Decision Making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
• Strategic thinking – Able to identify a vision and create plans for implementation of that vision to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, and issues in the short, medium and long-term
• Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development.
• Change Management – Able to understand and anticipate the need for change and to build frameworks for planning and managing the continuous process of change.


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