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Business Editor

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

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 an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching a new Business weekly TV programme and innovative digital content alongside existing African Business output.

We are looking for a creative and motivated Business Editor to lead a new Africa Business Unit and launch new business video and TV products for African audiences. You will need to have excellent knowledge of business affairs in Africa, global business, and an understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media business coverage as well as a real nose for original, creative journalism. The challenge of the role is to develop a truly compelling multiplatform offer within in the constraints of the availability of rights issues. The role will work closely with Languages Business Editor and business specialists across the BBC, both domestic and in global news outlets.

Role Responsibility

You will editorially lead the launch of new TV and digital business content for Africa.  You will be required to work with visual journalism and production teams to develop compelling TV and digital formats.

You will also develop a lively and engaged social media approach to business coverage working very closely with the Languages digital teams.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a excellent track record of delivering high impact, multiplatform business content for an African audience.

Your experience will enable you to deliver editorial innovation and develop great digital and TV content and stimulate new thinking about business journalism.

In addition to this, you will have sound knowledge of the African media market, current affairs, and practical experience of weekly/daily journalism.

Package Description

Grade:               Local grade 

Location:           Nairobi

Contract type:   Continuing

Please note that the successful candidate must have the right to work in Nairobi.

About the Company

We do not focus simply on what we do. We also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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