BBC Swahili Assistant Editor Jobs in Tanzania

BBC Swahili Assistant Editor Jobs in Tanzania

Job title
  • Assistant Editor

    Job purpose

    Responsible for supporting an Editor(s) with day to day editorial responsibilities
    and managing a large team of journalists

    Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain high professional standards of journalism, ensuring delivery of
    high quality news programmes
  • Determine the content and running order of the programme and lead others on the
    production of items through to transmission, including assigning, briefing and
    determining priorities for operational and editorial teams
  • Continue the development of the programme across social media and digital
    platforms, exploring the potential for expanding
  • Responsible for building morale/team spirit within permanent or temporary teams;
    ensuring the best use of individual skills/abilities.
  • Encouraging team members to
    think about how to do things better
  • Sets challenging team and individual objectives and trusts people to get on with
    them, shares clear expectations about required performance levels, rewards success
    and addresses performance issues quickly and fairly, treats team members with
  • Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output
    reflects the audiences we serve
  • Assist in the development, commissioning and management of relevant business
    plans and manage individual programme budgets, ensuring value for money in use of
  • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices
    are shared between teams
  • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe working practices and the observance of BBC’s health
    and safety regulations, including completing hazard assessments

    Knowledge, skills, training and experience

  • Either a professional journalist
    or a senior operational professional with extensive
    editorial experience of broadcast news and the ability to develop and implement
    new and innovative approaches to programme structure and content
  • Proven editorial judgement and flair, able to make sound decisions quickly
  • A detailed understanding of the latest techniques and technology for newsgathering
    and production. An ability to use new technologies to create opportunities to
    enhance output and improve working practices

    Job Description
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team.
  • Resolving conflicts
    as necessary.
  • Can identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet
    the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues etc. in the short, medium and
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands
    how individual differences can benefit the BBC
  • Able to prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and
    factors such as deadlines, staffing, programme budgets and resource requirements
  • Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with
    accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media
    suitable for multimedia output
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to
    meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how it applies to broadcasting

    Job impact
  • Decision making
  • High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 19th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC Swahili Assistant Editor Jobs in Tanzania

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