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Abayomi Adisa

Multimedia Journalist

Professional experiences

Broadcast journalist

BBC WORLD SERVICE , London - Permanent contract

From April 2018 to Today

• Field and live reporting
• Produces features bothering on gender equality, human rights and other social issues
• Offers original and creative ideas for TV and digital content.
• Explores ans shares new angles to developing stories and reinvent current issues
• Responsible for studio production of live and pre-recorded programmes.
• Works with other units within the BBC to produce creative and original graphics sequences.
• Produces innovative contents that meet the expectations of our audience.
• Writes conversational scripts and produces contents that meet the set standards of the BBC

Senior broadcast journalist

BBC WORLD SERVICE , London - Temporary contract

From January 2018 to June 2018

• Launched BBC/Channels Television Co-production programme – Gist Nigeria in April 2019
• Offered creative storytelling techniques that significantly improved the team’s outputs
• Managed a team of five motivated journalists and was responsible for the daily editorial operations of the team.
• Managed the logistical requests of the team and ensured proper planning of news assignments and post-production
schedules
• Led editorial meetings with creative story ideas and innovative treatments
• Acted on behalf of the Gist Nigeria Editor to commission stories and signed off on them
• Planned, organised and coordinated the editorial activities of the team
• Responsible for the outputting of Gist Nigeria at Channels Television
• Prepared weekly running order and ensured the programme flowed seamlessly from segment to segment
• Edited news scripts and supervised post production of news packages
• Worked with other units within the BBC to ensure that the team’s stories are used across different platforms and
services

Senior producer

TVC Communications, Nigeria , Lagos - Permanent contract

From July 2017 to February 2018

• Managed multiple award-winning productions across two networks - TVC Nigeria and TVC Entertainment.
• Supervised productions for regularly-scheduled live and recorded, studio and location programming.
• Led a team of 10+ employees as well as production crews.
• Worked with Content Producers to reinvent TVC output quality and helped with creative designs
• Tracked political stories in Nigeria and developed a robust database for different talk shows.
• Conceived, wrote, produced and supervised promotional materials for productions under my supervision
• Member of a “think tank” that develop/design programme ideas for the Organisation.
• Develop a yearly production plan and schedule for my productions.
• Conduct periodic research to fathom TV consumer habit for purpose-driven productions.

Programmes producer

TVC Communications, Nigeria , Lagos - Permanent contract

From July 2012 to April 2017

1 Managed multiple international productions across 3 networks - TVC Nigeria, TVC Africa and TVC Entertainment.
2. With a very little budget, I produced the following TV shows– On The Street (Co-produced), Trends (Co-produced),
Inside Lagos, From The Markets, TVC’s premium show, Journalists Hangout.
3. Produced special documentaries and feature stories – Urine Powered Generator, Lagos Under Gov. Fashola, Ogun
weekly series, African Languages in a hybrid cultural reality, African Fashion, Reading Habit of Nigerian Youth, etc
4. Led at 17-member crew to cover state elections – Kogi 2016, Ondo 2017
5. Planned, Produced and Coordinated studio-based election programme, Bayelsa 2015, Edo 2016
6. Member of a “think tank” that develop/design programme ideas for the Organisation.
7. Developed a yearly production plan and schedule for my productions.
8. Conducted periodic research to fathom TV consumer habit for purpose-driven productions.
9. Coordinated production activities to ensure timely and effective delivery of programmes and broadcasts.
10. Developed production budgets within the approved annual allowance for my productions.
11. Wrote promotional scripts (sting, montage, promos) and supervise their execution.

Production specialist

Flykite Productions Limited, Nigeria , Lagos - Permanent contract

From August 2010 to July 2012

1. Produced TV Shows– Youth.Com, Tax Talk, Sports Talk, Saint and The Silly (TV Series), Documentaries
2. Supervised all post-production activities before airing
3. Managed the production unit.
4. Designed tailor-made media content including script treatment and storyboards for clients
5. Directed media productions both interior (studio-based) and exterior.

Graduate trainee

Osun State Broadcasting Corporation , Osogbo - Internship

From March 2009 to February 2010


• Conceived Programme Ideas for the Television – Generation Next, Smart Minds, Career & Choice
• Script Writing
• Presentation of Television Programmes – Video Wheels, Valentine Special, Easter special
• Reportage of Daily Traffic News
• Co-presented Radio Programme (Talk About It) on Livingspring FM 104.5

Student intern

Ogun State Television , Abeokuta - Internship

From May 2004 to March 2008

• Performed basic assignment desk duties as an intern
• Assisted with setting up interviews for shows like Youth Island, Weekend Talk shows etc
• Assisted in the production of ‘JOWAMO’ a cultural programme
• Assisted in the production of daily Newspaper Headline Review

Additionals trainings

International Certificate

Radio Nederlands Training Centre, RNTC - International Broadcast and Multimedia Broadcasting

2015 à 2015

3 months intensive and practical training on International Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism with special focus on storytelling, production of effective media contents, documentaries and using media to achieve social change

Bachelor of Science

Crescent University Abeokuta - Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism

2017 à 2019

G.P.A 4.50

Higher National Diploma

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic - Broadcast, Advertising and Public Relations

2003 à 2008

Degree

NL – Radio Nederland Training Centre (RNTC) – 2015

Skills

Multimedia Content Production
Documentaries
Creative Writing