Head of Programmes in a Prestigious TV Station


HR Leverage – Our client, a Prestigious TV station based in Abuja is currently recruiting qualified and smart candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Programme

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

The Role

  • Head of Programmes reporting to the Managing Director (MD / CEO), is charged with the overall direction and coordination of programming in accordance with Network’s Broadcasting’s mission and goals.
  • The incumbent will provide management oversight for the development of high-quality, cost-effective, and integrated programs within the network.
  • The management portfolio held by this incumbent is notably diverse, with corresponding broad organizational implications and complexity, characterized by substantial scope of responsibility in this respect.
  • The incumbent will exercise management responsibility over the network and its operations, ensuring efficient services that are designed to meet the needs of public, users, industry, and staff.
  • The Head of Programs is responsible for the efficiency of the network, which includes maintaining control of diverse network operations and establishing and following a set of policies and processes.


  • Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • A degree in Broadcasting, Communications or related field
  • Five years experience in program evaluation, acquisition and scheduling of radio and/or television programs; or, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Proven ability to develop long term strategic relationships with decision-makers
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing programs
  • Demonstrated ability to define and operationalize programs
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines; detail-oriented.


  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in broadcast (news, business, sports, or other programming).
  • Coordinate reporting or editing activities.
  • Plan and schedule programming and event coverage, based on broadcast length, time availability, and other factors, such as community needs, ratings data, and viewer demographics.
  • Determine presentation subjects or content.
  • Manage content of broadcasts or presentations.
  • Coordinate activities between departments, such as news and programming.
  • Manage operations of artistic or entertainment departments or organizations.
  • Monitor and review programming to ensure that schedules are met, guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality.
  • Check completed program logs for accuracy and conformance with NBC guidelines and resolve program log inaccuracies.
  • Maintain logs of production activities.
  • Establish work schedules and assign work to staff members.
  • Manage operations of artistic or entertainment departments or organizations.
  • Supervise operation and maintenance of on-air and production audio equipment.
  • Develop budgets for programming and broadcasting activities and monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within budgetary limits.
  • Manage operations of artistic or entertainment departments or organizations.
  • Develop ideas for programs and features that a station could produce.
  • Determine presentation subjects or content.
  • Evaluate new and existing programming to assess suitability and the need for changes, using information such as audience surveys and feedback.
  • Develop promotions for current programs and specials.
  • Support personnel duties, such as hiring staff and evaluating work performance.
  • Read news, read or record public service and promotional announcements, or perform other on-air duties.
  • Any other duty assigned by the CEO or their designated person

Deadline: 18th November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: Abuja@HRLeverageafrica.com using “Head of Programmes” as the subject of the mail.


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