In an exciting new partnership, BBC Africa is working with partners Channels TV in Nigeria to co-produce a lively, weekly current affairs programme for Nigerian audiences. It features an in depth look at strong African stories, looks at issues that touch the lives of Nigerians at home and abroad, delivers original storytelling and hard-hitting studio discussions and interviews. All our journalists work across TV, Digital and Social platforms.
We are looking for a creative and motivated Editor to lead the Gist Nigeria team and oversee the new TV programme and digital products for African and in particular Nigerian audiences. You will need to have excellent knowledge of news in Nigeria, pan- African news, global news and an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media news coverage as well as a real nose for original, creative journalism. The role will work closely with BBC African News Editor and news specialists across the BBC, both domestic and in global news outlets.
Are you the right candidate?
This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated Editor to lead a new Africa Unit, the new TV programme and digital products for African audiences.
The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of news in Nigeria, pan- African news, global news and an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media news coverage as well as a real nose for original, creative journalism. You will also have an excellent track record of delivering high impact, multi-platform News content for African audiences. Experience of leading/managing a team of journalists, managing budgets, strong understanding of major Nigerian/African news, outstanding written and spoken English, excellent communication skills to develop strong working relationships across all partners and stakeholders is essential.
Local terms and conditions apply.
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria
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