Executive Editor Needed At BBC Media Action

Executive Editor Needed At BBC Media Action

Job Introduction

Executive Editor, BBC Media Action – Abuja


BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and support people in understanding their rights. To achieve this, it partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

  • Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues; and
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

The work of BBC Media Action focuses on three thematic areas:

  • Health
  • Governance and rights; and
  • Humanitarian and emergency preparedness

Role Responsibility

This role will require you to provide leadership of the production team in Nigeria, with overall responsibilities for editorial decision making, production processes, outputs, and equipment. You will develop systems and organise regular editorial and management meetings to guarantee that the production department resources are being strategically allocated, scheduled, and shared. You’ll manage heads of different production teams to coordinate and creatively influence. You will need to recruit, retain and develop staff, along with keeping across budgets and spending. This position will also need you to build and maintain relationships with media partners, donors and other stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate

This role will need you to have experience of managing teams to deliver multiple broadcast outputs (especially radio and/ or TV) to tight time frames and setting up/improving systems for scheduling and coordinating the allocation of production resources. You will have demonstrable creative ability with a proven track-record in designing, developing and making media programmes. You’ll have strong editorial judgement, along with good journalistic practice and principles. You’ll have previous budget management experience, coupled with excellent interpersonal leadership and people management skills.


Package Description

Grade 9

Based in Abuja Nigeria

12 or 24 Month Fixed Term Contract


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