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Video Editor - Dhaka - BBC Bengali Service

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

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences.  It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

The BBC Bengali Service is a well-known and highly respected news service in Bangladesh, providing up-to-date news and current affairs in Bengali and covering both domestic and international news stories. It is multiplatform, with a multimedia website with a focus on digital video, text, interactivity for both desktop and mobile platforms, daily radio output, and a weekly TV news and current affairs programme in Bengali.  The service aims to make international news relevant to Bengali audiences, and bring international perspectives to bear on Bangladesh and global developments.

Our service brings quality, impartial, original journalism with news and current affairs to the Bengali speaking region. 

Role Responsibility

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Video Editor to join the Bengali Service to support the TV and digital video output for the service. Your role primarily will be to work closely with the stakeholders in the region, the TVU team in London and any other teams as and when required to assemble video and associated sound input from all sources to World Servie TV and video outlets.

More importantly, you will be required to produce, shoot and edit material, delivering highly shareable and engaging content for our service.  You will ensure content is published according to timelines and meets the highest editorial standards at all times.  You will also be responsible for location lighting, filming, editing, post production and product delivery.

You will be expected to work flexibly as required.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have a full command of Bengali (written and spoken) and a good standard of English.  

You will have a track record of filming and editing high quality video content, with knowledge of working with Final Cut Pro, and other tools and applications as required.  A full understanding of current technical issues involved in production of video content and a demonstrable interest in new media technologies is important. You will be expected to maintain strong links with the Picture Editor community in BBC News and the Video Editor community in the TVU.

Package Description

Grade:                 Local terms and conditions

Location:              Dhaka

Contract:              Continuing

Please note that the successful candidate must have the right to work in Bangladesh

About the Company

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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