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Deployment Editor, Lagos

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Job Introduction

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 a historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new current affairs and news programmes and innovative digital services to work alongside existing African Services.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deployment Editor to be part of the Lagos team.  Working closely and collaboratively with the African Planning and Editorial teams in both London and across Africa, you will deliver the best service for BBC audiences.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Regional Planning Editor, your role is to ensure the most effective deployment on stories and specials for all African Language Service platforms and to deliver the very best journalism to African audiences as well as to the wider BBC.  You will ensure breaking news in the region is covered promptly and is relevant to the audiences.  We expect you to develop and motivate a team of journalists to deliver high impact journalism that meets our editorial standards.  You will ensure the safety of deployed reporters, producers and shoot edits, providing safety and risk assessments (including hostile risk assessments) and to deputise for high risk point of contact when necessary.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in a senior journalistic role, with first class editorial authority.  You will have a track record in delivering excellent digital and TV content which is relevant to our audiences.  Detailed knowledge of African and global current affairs is essential.  You will have experience of leading the coverage of major news events.  The ability to lead and motivate a team of journalists is important.  First class English skills are essential; knowledge of West African language(s) would be a distinct advantage.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

About the BBC

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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