Digital Technical Producer BBC Pidgin Service

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Job Reference: BBC/TP/656733/19840
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Contract Details: Continuing
Salary: within grade
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 05/03/2017
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: News & Current Affairs
BBC Business Unit: News - W2020 – Pidgin
Location: Lagos

Package Description

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Contract: Continuing.

Local terms and conditions apply.

Shift work will be required which will include early mornings, late nights, weekends and public holidays.

Assessment will commence the first week in April.


Job Introduction

Africa’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.

The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million across various platforms.

Over the next four years, the BBC World Service will be expanding its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from 6 to 12.

Three of the new language services, Pidgin, Yoruba and Igbo, will serve our audiences in Nigeria and West Africa. They will be based in Lagos, working alongside our operation in Abuja from where the BBC currently produces its Hausa service output. There is a strong emphasis on reaching and connecting with young audiences.

We are looking for an excellent Digital Technical Producer who on a daily basis will report to the Pidgin Editor and working closely with editorial teams, will provide technical support to produce high quality output across all our digital platforms in all languages.

You will be required to occasionally go on trips to support field reporting teams in Lagos/Nigeria or abroad.

Main Responsibilities

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.

To Install, upgrade and maintain software packages, hardware and production equipment, under instruction from IT staff.

Are you the right candidate?

 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.

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