Digital Technical Producer Pidgin
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.
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, Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin, will serve our audiences in Nigeria and West Africa. 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.
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.
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.
The Ideal Candidate
- 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.
- Fluency and up to date knowledge of Pidgin and the ability to type quickly and accurately.
- 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.
Please see the attached JD for further information.
Salary within local terms and conditions.
You must have the right to work in Lagos, Nigeria before applying.
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