Editor, BBC Hausa

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.

By joining BBC Hausa, you’ll be a part of the team for a leading international broadcaster the BBC World Service which reaches more than 90 million people in Africa weekly on Radio, TV, Online (language sites and, Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in seven languages: English, French, Hausa, Great Lakes, Pidgin, Somali, and Swahili. BBC Hausa is the lead provider of radio and digital news in Nigeria and operates the one of Africa’s top Hausa digital sites.

We now have a requirement for an Editor to help grow our presence across media platforms and reach new audiences.  This is an exciting position for a digitally-focussed senior journalist to help shape and develop our Hausa Service.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the BBC Head of West Africa, you will play a key role in the digital transformation of the Hausa Service and will ensure that digital, TV and radio output adheres to our highest editorial standards.  You will use your excellent knowledge of the audience needs in Nigeria and Africa, both digitally and on TV, in order to shape the content.  With your first class leadership skills, you will oversee and lead a team of journalists in Abuja and remotely.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a fluent Hausa and English speaker and writer, with a recent and extensive background as a senior journalist. You will be a digital innovator with a deep understanding of new technology and how it can be used in a news environment.

You will demonstrate a wide, thorough and up to date familiarity of news and current affairs in Nigeria and the surrounding areas. 

Package Description

Contract: continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria

About the Company

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