VACANCY: Pidgin Editor at BBC

The BBC is looking for an excellent senior journalist to be the Editor of the Pidgin Language Service to deliver a dynamic range of digital, audio and video content.

The Editor will report to the Head of West Africa and also work closely with other senior editorial figures in BBC World Service.

The Editor will provide creative leadership and vision, to maximise the Pidgin language Service’s impact and potential in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, taking into account the changing media conditions in the target area.

The Editor will approve content, ensure that BBC editorial guidelines are adhered to consistently.

The Editor will manage teams and resources while taking responsibility for ensuring that all output is delivered creatively and on schedule.

The Editor will have substantial experience in a senior journalistic role within a media environment.

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He must be fluent in Pidgin and English (written and spoken) and must have experience of delivering output on media platforms.

An excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs is essential. A recent experience of living in the target area, including a good understanding of the complexities of Nigeria would be highly considered.

The Editor must have a good appreciation of the media situation in Nigeria and the wider target area, and how it is developing with the ability to anticipate changes in the market is essential.

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