Field and Online Producer – BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action is looking for an experienced, creative and dynamic individual who understands BBC editorial standards and how to implement them within programming output. The field and online producer is responsible for producing a three minute version of Haba na Haba to air weekly on Fridays in BBC Amka.
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reports to: Senior Producer – Haba na Haba
Contract duration: 6 months (with possible extension)

To apply:
Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role in English by email to: with the title of the position applied for in the subject line before 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017.
Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants with no separate cover letter will not be considered. These are local posts applicable to people who have the legal right to live and work in Tanzania and national terms and conditions will apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Main Duties:
Collecting content for radio and online platforms from the field;
Producing a three-minute version of Haba na Haba;
Working closely with the Senior Producer and Content Researcher during content planning;
Gather and verify factual information for topics through interviews, observation, and production research (depending on the format);
Working hand in hand with the Haba na Haba production team on assigned plans/ topics for social media output;
Working with the Senior Producer in preparing the weekly/monthly topics for the three-minute version of Haba na Haba;
Assisting production staff in preparing content for the overall Haba na Haba programme’s multimedia platforms;
Producing video/audio for social media;
Facilitating and coordinating field production for special events or debate programmes for Haba na Haba.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required
Gathers and verifies factual information for weekly topics through interview, observation, and research;
Organizes material, determines news lines, according to prescribed editorial style and format standards;
Works cooperatively with the production team on assigned stories, if one is assigned;
Prepare the episodes of the programme;
Assist production staff in preparing content for the show’s multimedia platforms;
Good editing skills.

Experience in behaviour change communications projects, preferably in the health, governance or resilience/livelihoods sectors;
Prior experience with reputable Swahili broadcaster;
Good with editing skills.

Key Competencies
The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies:

Ability to generate original ideas, and to think creatively about how to produce them from the field for radio and social media platforms;
Ability to build and develop communications within Tanzania;
Determination and tenacity;
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to draw information from people while in the field;
Knowledge of the radio and social media market, different stations and programme styles, field production techniques and audience demographics;
Ability to work independently but also as part of a team;
Self-motivation and adaptability;
Ability to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines;
Knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulation as they affect radio and social media production;
Adequate knowledge of recording equipment for radio;
Ability to produce live while out on the field and coordinating a range of simultaneous technical activities during recording;
Ability to conduct effective internet research, use relevant computer software for audio editing and upload similar content for use online;
Fluent in English and Kiswahili.

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