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31 May 2017

BBC Head of EA Languages Job Vacancy

The BBC World Service is expanding its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from six to 12 and investing in modern TV and Digital production facilities.


Job Requirements

  • Fluent spoken and written English. Knowledge of any of the BBC’s broadcast languages for East and Horn of Africa is desirable but not mandatory.
  • A track record of success in a senior editorial role with proven experience of managing a range of output across platforms.
  • Experience of selecting, developing and leading managerial and programme staff from diverse backgrounds
  • A sound knowledge of production and distribution processes, techniques and technology, and how emerging technology can most effectively be harnessed for the benefit of the audience.
  • Experience in managing conflict and dealing with performance management, capability and conduct issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the digital media market in the region. Proven senior experience of journalism in the digital field and with strong digital production skills and the ability to spot gaps in the market to develop opportunities for the BBC
  • Experience of producing and coordinating high impact original journalism.
  • Experience of leading a sizeable team through change, e.g. platform changes, acquiring new skills, supervision etc.
  • Experience of managing budgets and the commitment to achieving the most efficient and cost effective use of resources.
  • Ability to motivate and develop editorial staff to make innovative and imaginative programmes.
  • Ability to make major decisions with authority and under pressure and to identify, prioritise and interpret key stories of the day.
  • Ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make challenging programmes in the most cost effective manner.

How to Apply
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