Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Digital Technical Producer, BBC Pidgin Service at BBC World Service

The BBC is the leading international broadcaster in Africa reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million on Radio, TV, Digital (language sites and bbcafrica.com), Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili & Arabic. We are committed to broadcasting to and from the continent in a style that meets the demands of our growing audience and as well as our language services, our presence in the region is also defined by our bureaux, special correspondents and bilingual reporters. We are committed to delivering news and information to people across Africa and insights from Africa to audiences around the globe.Digital Technical Producer, BBC Pidgin Service at BBC World Service
We are recruiting to fill the vacancy below:

Job Title: Digital Technical Producer, BBC Pidgin Service

Job Reference: BBC/TP/656733/19840
Location: Lagos
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Job Category: Journalism
Business Unit: News: W2020Role

Responsibilities
  • The technical producer will provide a full range of quality technical services for audio, video and text to help put the best content on air in a busy newsroom working to tight deadlines. You must be familiar with the latest digital production equipment.
  • Accountable to the Editor, you will be proactive and be required to perform duties in Radio Studios, Workshops, Edit Suites, and on Computers, as well as on Outside Broadcasts.
  • You will have an excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs. You will have recent experience of living in Nigeria including understanding its complexities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential.
  • You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.
Required Skills & Experience
  • The ability to operate technical equipment to meet the artistic, technical and safety requirements for delivering audio, video and text publishing. This includes operating studios, computer equipment, recording and editing systems.
  • To support editorial teams in resolving technical problems when they arise.
  • Recording, ingesting, editing, reproducing and dubbing material, including replay as required by the production staff both in the studio and on the field.
  • To ensure all output publishes correctly, in a timely manner across all platforms for all languages.
  • To operate and programme all types of audio and video equipment. Install, upgrade and maintain software packages, hardware and production equipment, under instruction from IT staff.
  • To take responsibility for the safety of equipment, maintenance schedules, and restocking of hardware or consumables.
  • To undertake all duties and activities in accordance with current BBC Safety Policy. To build a strong relationship with technical departments in London, and the region. 
  • To keep up to date with the newest developments and practices.
  • To maintain excellent communication with colleagues in London and in the region, and ensure the free flow of information and material.
  • To promote an atmosphere of collaboration and respect at all times with colleagues.
Competencies
  • Editorial Judgement - demonstrates balanced and objective judgement based on a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines, target audience, programme and department objectives. Makes the right editorial decisions, taking account of conflicting views where necessary. Ability to take public comments on board and to make appropriate editorial changes to content.
  • Creative Thinking - able to transform creative ideas into practical reality.  Evidence of innovation and the ability to devise creative solutions by developing novel ideas or adapting existing ones in new ways.
  • Evidence of a desire to create beautiful, quality content.
  • Planning and organisation - able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information. As well as the ability to motivate and deal sensitively with people who may be working to tight deadlines.
  • Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change. 
  • Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.  Works co-operatively with the ability to work with other teams in developing tools, features and services. 
  • Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy. 
  • Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.  Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements. 
Requirements
  • The Digital technical producer will provide a full range of quality technical services for audio, video and text to help put the best content on air in a busy newsroom working to tight deadlines.You must be familiar with the latest digital production equipment
  • Reporting to the Editor, you will be proactive and be required to perform duties in Radio Studios, Workshops, Edit Suites, and on Computers, as well as on Outside Broadcasts
  • You will have an excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs. You will have recent experience of living in Nigeria including an understanding of its complexities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential
  • You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Application Deadline Date
19th February, 2017.

 

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