Thursday, August 3, 2017

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Shoot Edit Job Vacancy in Kampala, Uganda

Organisation: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About BBC:
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster headquartered at Broadcasting House in London. The BBC is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new land exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

Job Summary:   The Shoot Edit will support the BBC’s broadcast news gathering through carrying out a wide range of both editorial coverage and technological innovation. The jobholder must be a creative and experienced field producer willing to join the Africa Service and work across all platforms. You need to demonstrate that you are experienced in filming and delivering creative ideas for TV and digital.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Providing creative ideas on how to film and illustrate news stories and features.
  • Tasked with filming and sending video to base on breaking news stories
  • Shooting and editing complete news and feature packages
  • Recording presenter links and pieces to camera in creative ways and to edit full programmes.
  • Working in liaison with reporters to develop scripts and occasionally writing material. Field-producing news coverage, when needed.
  • Working abroad and in hostile environments.  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the BBC Shoot Edit job placement should have prior experience in a News broadcasting environment, practicing a range of location craft skills (e.g. camerawork / lighting / editing / location facilities).
  • The incumbent should have broad interest in and proven commitment to News.
  • Proven knowledge of issues and stories relevant to African audiences
  • Previous experience of filming, editing and packaging content for TV and radio
  • Possess a full range of location craft and technical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to operate current broadcast technical equipment on location and at base, demonstrating a well-developed sense of visual awareness and a willingness to learn how to use new technology and kit.
  • Previous exposure and experience of operating in a specialist area. Business, social or foreign affairs, the arts or science are desirable.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload, react positively to situations at short notice and plan ahead.
  • Excellent digital skills with track record of researching and discovering stories and after appropriate training use PNG, Quickfire and other news gathering systems.

How to Apply:
All applicants who wish to join the BBC in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

Deadline:  27th August 2017

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