Assistant Editor- Arabic Radio – Amman – BBC

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Job purpose

Responsible for supporting an Editor(s) with day to day editorial responsibilities  and managing a large team of journalists

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain high professional standards of journalism, ensuring delivery of  high quality news programmes 
  • Determine the content and running order of the programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 
  • Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards. ∙ Responsible for ensuring safe working practices and the observance of BBC’s health  and safety regulations, including completing hazard assessments

Knowledge, skills, training and experience 


  • Either a professional journalist or a senior operational professional with extensive  editorial experience of broadcast news and the ability to develop and implement  new and innovative approaches to programme structure and content 
  • Proven editorial judgement and flair, able to make sound decisions quickly ∙ A detailed understanding of the latest techniques and technology for newsgathering  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 prioritise and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and  factors such as deadlines, staffing, programme 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 
  • The flexibility and adaptability to sustain performance, particularly under pressure to  meet deadlines and changing priorities and circumstances 
  • An understanding of Health & Safety procedures and how it applies to broadcasting

Job impact 

Decision making 

High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone. 


Supports an Editor in managing a programme, region or specialism which typically includes  informal managerial responsibilities – may not have formal management responsibility. If formally managing staff, is typically responsible for team size up to 40 people.

Job Details

Posted Date: 2021-02-04
Job Location: Amman, Jordan
Job Role: Writing and Journalism
Company Industry: Media Production

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Management

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