Editor, Gist at the BBC World Service


  2020-06-18
  Unspecified

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Editor, Gist

Job Reference: BBC/TP/788771/49861
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Band: D
Contract Type: Fixed term
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News – WSG World Service

Job Introduction

  • Gist Nigeria is BBC Africas pioneer co-production with a dynamic team that produces stories being talked about for the social media generation.

Role Responsibility

  • This role will editorially lead TV and digital news content for Nigeria and other African countries.
  • As Editor you will co-ordinate, plan and guide all coverage whilst leading and motivating a team of journalists to produce high quality content and to encourage original journalism and distinctive, innovative storytelling.
  • You will develop a lively and engaged social media approach to news coverage working very closely with the Languages digital teams.
  • Being a key point of liaison with the best possible communication between the BBC and partners you will ensure that editorial and legal guidelines of both broadcasters are met.
  • Seeking out opportunities for more efficient ways of working in a multi-platforms multilingual environment you will work with the rest of the management team to build an open, collaborative and creative culture.

Are you the right candidate?

  • To excel in this role you will need to demonstrate an outstanding track record of delivering high impact, multiplatform News content for an African audience.
  • You will have the ability to deliver editorial innovation and develop great digital and TV content while stimulating new thinking about news journalism.
  • It will be important for you to lead, inspire and manage a great team of journalists whilst being able to demonstrate you can manage budgets and observing tight financial targets;
  • As Editor you will need to have a solid understanding of top Nigerian, African and international news and how to maximize their potential.

Deadline: 15th July, 2020.

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