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Editor, BBC Somali Service

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Responsible for managing a team of Journalists, with editorial responsibility forthe BBC Somali service.


• Develop and maintain high professional standards of journalism, ensuring delivery of high-quality news programs and digital output
• Determine the content and running order of the program and lead others on the production of items through to transmission, including assigning, briefing and determining priorities for operational and editorial teams
• Continue the development of the program across social media and digital platforms, exploring the potential for expanding
• Responsible for building morale/team spirit within permanent or temporary teams; ensuring the best use of individual skills/abilities. Encouraging team members to think about how to do things better
• Sets challenging team and individual objectives and trusts people to get on with them, shares clear expectations about required performance levels, rewards success and addresses performance issues quickly and fairly, treats team members with
• Seek ways to increase diversity in our workforce and to ensure that our output reflects the audiences we serve
• Assist in the development, commissioning and management of relevant business plans and manage individual program budgets, ensuring value for money in use of resources
• To act as a facilitator of change, clearly communicating and sharing best practices are shared between teams
• Foster an environment of productive employee relations and responding to and anticipating challenges from staff, unions and audiences
• Responsible for ensuring safe working practices and the observance of BBC’s health and safety regulations, including completing hazard assessment
and production. An ability to use new technologies to create opportunities to enhance output and improve working practices
• Ability to work effectively as a member of more than one team. Resolving conflicts as necessary.
• Can identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues, etc. in the short, medium and longer-term
• Demonstrates a commitment to improving diversity in the BBC and understands how individual differences can benefit the BBC
• Able to prioritize and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing, program budgets, and resource requirements
• Ability to write creatively in an engaging manner, adapt, produce and translate with accuracy, clarity, and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media suitable for multimedia output
• Maintains personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation, and energy
• A thorough knowledge of the BBC’s Guidelines (including Health & Safety) and the editorial considerations and values relating to BB

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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