BBC Editor (Co-Production) Jobs in Nigeria

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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.

BBC Editor (Co-Production) Jobs in Nigeria


  • To editorially lead the TV and digital news content for Nigeria and other African countries.
  • 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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