Editor, BBC Hausa at BBC World Services

The BBC is a worldwide multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly worldwide audience of over 320 million. As part of a historic multi-million-pound extension of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a broad range of new and thrilling language and regional content to serve African and international audiences.

They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Editor, BBC Hausa

Job Reference: BBC/TP/653414/44311
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for managing a small team of Journalists, with editorial responsibility for a small program or service.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

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  • Lead on the digital transformation of the service
  • Develop and maintain high professional standards of journalism, ensuring delivery of high-quality news programs
  • Determine the content and running order of the program 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 program 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
  • 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 program budgets, ensuring value for money in the use of resources
  • To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices are shared between teams
  • Foster an environment of productive employee relations and responding to and anticipating challenges from staff, unions and audiences
  • 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 program structure and content
  • Proven editorial judgment and flair, able to make sound decisions quickly
  • A detailed understanding of the latest techniques and technology for news gathering and production.
  • 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 longer-term
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC
  • Able to prioritize and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing, program 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
  • Thorough knowledge of the BBC’s Guidelines (including Health & Safety) and the editorial considerations and values relating to BBC.

Job Impact
Decision making:

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


  • Typically directly manages a group of SBJs and/or a small number of Assistant Editors. Typically responsible for team size under 40 people.

Application Closing Date
6th January, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online

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