Senior Journalism Team Manager at BBC World Service

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  • Nigeria (Nationwide), BBC World Service View on Map
  • Post Date : August 23, 2023
  • Apply Before : August 31, 2023
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  • Job ID 31434
  • Experience See Job Description
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

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: Senior Journalism Team Manager

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Permanent – Full Time
Department: BBC PS – Nigeria
Category: Journalism

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 & 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.

Job Impact:

  • Decision making Significant level of responsibility.
  • Uses initiative but seeks guidance where necessary.
  • Typically manages a small team of Journalists (some of which may be Senior Journalists) and/or other more junior roles, in most cases up to 20 people.

Scope:

  • A senior journalist covering a wide range of journalism activity, with significant experience and responsibility for programme/content creation.
  • In addition, this role has formal managerial responsibility.

Application Closing Date
31st August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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