BBC World Service Editor, BBC Africa Health Jobs in Kenya

BBC World Service Editor, BBC Africa Health Jobs in Kenya


Appendix – Additional job specific responsibilities and accountabilities

  • The Africa Health Editor will provide Editorial and team leadership for BBC Africa Health teams tasked with programme production, creating digital content and Health News coverage and analysis in English, Swahili and French.

  • They will have excellent knowledge of Health systems in Africa, global health trends, research and knowledge development in Health and Wellbeing. They will also need a deep understanding of what audiences are looking for in TV, digital and social media Health and wellness coverage as well as a nose for original, creative journalism.

  • In this role, the Africa Health Editor will co-ordinate, plan, guide and inspire all Health related coverage across the Africa Service and lead on major health news stories. They will also be editorially responsible for the production of the Africa TV Health programmes in English, Swahili and French.

  • The Africa Health editor is also responsible for managing the Africa Health teams in Nairobi, Dakar and Lagos.

    Job purpose

  • Responsible for an area of output, including editorial control, reporting, selection and compilation of material, production, leading teams and planning and implementing effective use of resources. In addition, this role has formal managerial responsibility.

    Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Responsible for originating and producing stories which may include scripting, editing, outputting, filming and presenting content across a range of BBC output.

  • Commission and select relevant materials ensuring they meet expectations of our audiences and adhere to the BBC’s editorial guidelines.

  • May be required to undertake on-air reporting, may be required to film and edit material for broadcast where appropriate.

  • As required, to allocate work to a team and check progress; ensure the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output. Able to lead the team on a day to day basis, but also contribute ideas and support to the overall management of the site, its team, finances and agenda.

  • Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and
    to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve.

  • Deliver journalism of the highest standard and within the required timeframe using available resources.

  • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and distributing best practices between teams.

  • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.

  • At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

    Knowledge, skills, training and experience

    Essential

  • A high standard of editorial judgment, writing ability and production skills based on substantial broadcast journalism experience.

  • Maximises opportunities offered by existing and emerging technologies to their fullest extent.

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.

  • Ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make challenging broadcasting in the most cost effective manner.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC.

  • Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.

  • 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 and safety procedures and how they apply to broadcasting.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC World Service Editor, BBC Africa Health Jobs in Kenya


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