Senior News Editor (Non-daily output), Arabic - Job


Senior News Editor (Non-daily output), Arabic - BBC

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Job Introduction

WS Languages are at the heart of the BBC’s global news operation providing news and content in over 30 languages across all platforms for both UK and international audiences.  Increasingly we are digital first services – providing our audiences with video, digital, mobile and social content.  Many of our services offer TV bulletins and programmes, and our bilingual correspondents and languages staff play a key role in delivering content for BBC News, contributing to the BBC’s 500 million global audience target.  Our 1,400 staff are based in the UK and in overseas bases.

BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC’s Language Services, has over 400 staff both in the UK and overseas, and a budget of £25m.  They are based in: London, Washington, Cairo, Tunisia, Beirut, and other places across the Middle East.  The output covers radio, television and online and social content, and ranges from daily output to long form documentaries and online pieces.

We are looking for a Senior News Editor to support the Head of Arabic Service.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Head of Arabic Service, you will work across the managerial and editorial aspects of the region and deputise when required.  You will provide leadership and support with team building, performance management and financial and operational efficiency. 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of World Service Language audiences and editorial needs, together with the priorities, ambitions and challenges, with a particular focus on Arabic.  You will have demonstrable experience of leading and managing large teams locally and remotely.  Knowledge of leading, contributing to and implementing change programmes is essential.  You will have a full understanding of the challenges faced by international teams and staff on deployments, particularly in high risk areas.  Experience of managing complex budgets and operational requirements is important.

Package Description

Contract: continuing

Location: London

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk. 

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 very 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.  


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