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Kabul 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 the 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 experience in either Radio, Television or Digital production.  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. Due to these needs, a good working knowledge of the relevant languages is an essential requirement, as is strong managerial experience

Package Description

Grade: Local Recruit

Contract: 12 month attachment/fixed term.  

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Please ensure you have your line manager's approval to apply for an attachment.


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. You’ll 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

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 


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