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Field Producer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

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 a historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

A career at the BBC offers you an opportunity to tell stories that can change lives. The aim of BBC Africa is to showcase the diverse ideas and aspirations from across the continent.

We are now looking for an experienced Field Producer to join the team in Abidjan.

Role Responsibility

As a Field Producer, you will be expected to organise, gather, process and deliver multimedia output, responding quickly to news and other editorial issues.  You will suggest and research new stories, offer ideas for digital platforms and go on duty trips.  We expect you to be creative in TV and digital storytelling techniques and interested in developments of new formats and as well as new ways of gathering and processing material from the field for multiple platforms. 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a fluent French and English speaker and writer, with demonstrable experience of working in a news broadcasting environment.  Knowledge of regional issues and current affairs is essential.  Shooting photo and video skills and experience of gathering journalistic material through other technical means is important.  You will have a thorough understanding of the latest developments in digital storytelling and have practical experience of using the relevant technology.

Package Description

Continuing (permanent) contract

Role based in Abidjan

Local terms and conditions apply

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Côte d’Ivoire​

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation.

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here.


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