BBC Editor (Co-Production) Jobs in Nigeria
The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.
As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.To editorially lead the TV and digital news content for Nigeria and other African countries.
BBC Editor (Co-Production) Jobs in Nigeria
Lead weekly editorial conferences with the partner broadcaster providing a robust editorial defense of the programme content and treatments
To lead and motivate a team of journalists to produce high quality content and to encourage original journalism and distinctive, innovative storytelling.
To co-ordinate, plan, guide and inspire all coverage and lead on major news events.
To be a key point of liaison with the best possible communication between the BBC and partners and to ensure that editorial and legal guidelines of both broadcasters are met.
Recruit, deploy, lead, manage, train and develop the staff taking responsibility for the professional development reviews and setting clear and achievable objectives
Establish a clear and workable forward planning rota to commission and deliver films in a timely and cost efficient manner Work with the rest of the management team to build an open, collaborative and creative culture.
To manage commissioning and production budgets effectively.
To work with BBC News, particularly the Africa TV Editor, the News interactive team and News-gathering to deliver high quality material.
To work with visual journalism and production teams to develop compelling TV and digital formats.
To develop a lively and engaged social media approach to news coverage working very closely with the Languages digital teams.
To ensure that the potential of news is maximized in all African language output, developing new formats and styles.
Seek out opportunities for more efficient ways of working in a multi-platform and multilingual environment.
Excellent track record of delivering high impact, multi-platform News content for an African audience.
The ability to deliver editorial innovation and develop great digital and TV content and stimulate new thinking about news journalism.
Experience of leading and managing a team of journalists.
Experience of managing budgets and observing tight financial targets.
A solid understanding of major Nigerian, African and international news and how to maximize their potential.
Outstanding written and spoken English. Written and spoken Pidgin or Hausa is desirable.
Excellent communication skills to establish and develop strong working relationships with colleagues in numerous BBC departments - BBC African Service, BBC Global News, BBC Language Service and with partners.
Strong planning, negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to co-ordinate and plan news coverage from major events.
Knowledge of the African media market and the changing needs of the audience.
Thorough knowledge of African News and international current affairs.
Strive for diversity of contributors, in terms of gender, ethnicity, disability and age.
Experience of making sound judgements on matters of editorial sensitivity.
Knowledge and practical experience of weekly and/or daily journalism.
A thorough knowledge of all the requirements of the BBC Producer Guidelines and Editorial policies.
An understanding of the agendas and requirements of the various BBC News international facing platforms and partners.
A high level of editorial awareness and judgement in line with BBC and News Directorate policy.
Appreciate and demonstrate the BBC Values.
Resilience, determination, ambition, energy and enthusiasm.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th May, 2019.
For more information and job application details, see; BBC Editor (Co-Production) Jobs in Nigeria
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