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Kabul Bureau Editor

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

Job Introduction

The BBC has been broadcasting for many decades to Afghanistan and the surrounding region in a range of languages. As a result we have built a very strong brand. Our latest research figures show that 73% of adults in Afghanistan have listened to our Radio output, and we have large audiences on TV and Digital. As the Bureau Editor, based in Kabul, Afghanistan, you will strive to continue our brand growth through supervision and creation of outstanding media output in all the relevant languages.

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for editorial management of the BBC Kabul Bureau.  You will be expected to lead, inspire and manage a multi-disciplined, multi-lingual team of more than 70 people in Kabul and across Afghanistan. Using your planning and organisational skills, you will supervise the Bureau’s output to ensure the production of high quality, creative and original multimedia output.

The Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for an experienced, talented and successful journalist, with a proven track record of impartial journalism and sound editorial leadership experience in either radio, television or digital media.  You will demonstrate this through your sound editorial judgement, allied with a proven record of introducing creative output ideas.  These skills will be supplemented by your extensive knowledge of Afghanistan, its media market and the needs of our audiences on all platforms.  Broadcast level fluency in Pashto, Dari and English is an essential requirement, as is strong managerial experience.

Package Description

12 month fixed term contract

Based in Kabul, Afghanistan

Local terms and conditions apply

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

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care 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.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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


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