Editor (BBC Africa Health) Job at BBC World Service

Editor (BBC Africa Health) Job at BBC World Service… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at BBC World Service.


The BBC World Service is the world’s largest international broadcaster, broadcasting radio and television news, speech, and discussions in 29 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays.


  • Will be to lead the Africa Health Unit.
  • You will need to have excellent knowledge of Health systems in Africa, global trends in Health and wellbeing, and a deep awareness of the evolving science, research and knowledge development in the Health sector.
  • They’ll also need a  deep understanding of what audiences are looking for in digital and social media coverage as well as a real nose for original, creative journalism.
  • Provide creative leadership and vision for the team.  You will have full editorial responsibility for the production of the Africa TV Health programs in English, Swahili, and French and daily news coverage of Health stories from the continent
  • Responsible for managing the Africa Health team including recruiting and staff development.


  • The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in a senior journalistic capacity, with fluent Swahili and English language skills.
  • Working knowledge of French is an added advantage. You will have extensive editorial experience of online and digital, with the ability to develop and implement new approaches to program structure and content.
  • Demonstrable experience of commissioning and bringing to broadcast compelling multi-platform stories related to Health in Africa and African news and current affairs is essential.
  • you will need to be an experienced editor, able to build a collaborative and supportive team to deliver creative, high-quality journalism that meets the editorial standards of the BBC and the specific requirements of our audiences.

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 18th November 2021.


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