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Senior Journalist Team Manager, BBC Afrique in Dakar


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Job Introduction

BBC Afrique is part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the world’s largest public broadcaster. In Africa, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of more than 90 million people on Radio, TV, Digital, Mobile and Social Media. We currently broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, French, Somali, Swahili, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili and Arabic.

BBC Afrique produces a wide range of radio and digital content with an emphasis on regional and international current affairs. Our coverage includes breaking news, sports, arts, health, business and features. We challenge decision makers to discuss the issues that affect the daily lives of Africans.

BBC Afrique is recruiting a Senior Journalist Team Manager to lead radio output.

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Journalist Team Manager, you will supervise and support a team of journalists to produce lively, interesting and high-quality content relevant to Francophone African audiences. You will assign or commission stories with an emphasis on multi-platform output and value for money.

The successful candidate will have editorial control – you will ensure material is fact checked, legally clear and compliant with BBC editorial policy. You will also line manage members of staff and ensure the smooth running of our day-to-day radio operation, maintaining a high level of journalistic, linguistic and production standards in the output.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong editorial judgement and experience in supporting and managing teams. You will be bursting with creative ideas to innovate across radio and digital, and you will demonstrate a desire to report the news in a fair and unbiased way for a Francophone African audience. 

Fluent French and English, both written and spoken, are essential.

Package Description

Continuing (permanent) contract   

Local terms and conditions apply.

Role based in Dakar. 

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

About the BBC

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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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

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