Assistant Producer Vacancy, BBC Media, Abuja
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Assistant Producer Vacancy, BBC Media, Abuja
Job Status: Full Time Job,
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
The Assistant Producer will support the Producer (Hausa Magazine Programme) create, design, plan and produce programmes on agreed themes for discussion. Incumbent will facilitate and support the sourcing of resource persons for the programme.MAIN DUTIESServe as a presenter for a programme
Assist the producer in the delivery of assigned outputs on time and within budget
Conduct research on themes and messages and ensure all content information is accurate clear and unambiguous.
Support the Producer in sourcing and contacting resource persons, discussants and venues for the programme and required production facilities.
Analyse information, data/materials for research documents and work as a research point-person during workshops. Assist in script development
Write, translate, edit or adapt stories or programme material. To find contributors and interviewees as well as other sources of material and/or actuality, as appropriate and to the required specification.
Maintain professional journalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBCâs Producers guidelines.
Contribute to a moving story, amending and updating material as required.
Be involved in thinking through and around editorial problems, developing realistic alternative strategies and approaches.
Understanding of Media Actionâs strategy and to suggest ideas appropriate to its distinctive style and content.
Liaise closely with other team members and with contributors, reporters and stringers. Where necessary to liaise with humanitarian organisations for assistance with information gathering.
Assist in the preparation of operational reports.
Be prepared to travel frequently for location production and other purposes.
Candidate must possess excellent presentation skills especially in Hausa language.
A good experience in presenting/moderating and programme production, preferably in the area of interactive radio/television, behaviour change communication and Health related journalism.
Candidates should demonstrate excellent script writing skills, communication and interpersonal skills and be well versed in the use of the computer;
Possess ability to analyse and critically evaluate editorial content, identifying strengths and weaknesses in programme content and drive for perfection;
Possess knowledge of the structure and content of the English and Hausa Languages, media production, communication and basic dissemination techniques;
Evidence of imagination and an enthusiasm for generating new ideas, particularly those with the widest possible audience appeal.
Strong understanding of and commitment to issues of Health programming.
Strong understanding of the role of communications in development.
Experience in operating effectively in difficult, political, sensitive and often fluid environments.
An understanding of how social media can be used as a platform.
ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONA good university degree in any discipline in addition to good presentation skills.
COMPETENCIESThe following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these 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.
Knowledge Sharing â Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate and share ideas.
Planning and Organisation â Is able to think ahead in order to establish an 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, and resources requirements.
Interested candidates should please send in their application with an introduction letter, capability statement for the job and a detailed curriculum vitae (word document please) not later than 01 February, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position applied for clearly stated on the application letter and the subject of the email.
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