Videographer / Graphic Designer – BBC Media Action – Dar Es Salaam

About the role
Reporting to the senior producer, the Videographer / Graphic Designer will be responsible for filming, editing and creating innovative visual content, ensuring that our online output is of the highest creative and editorial standards and serves the needs of our diverse young audiences.

S/he will be expected to come up with visual creative story ideas and treatments for Niambie’s social media platforms. The successful candidate will also be expected to stay up-to-date with new camera and editing technologies, be willing to experiment with new online graphic creation software and propose ideas to ensure Niambie remains at the forefront of online content creation.
The Videographer / Graphic Designer will be directly responsible for managing all the project’s visual productions including regularly filming and editing videos, designing and producing infographics and taking/editing photographs to a high standard for use on our digital platforms. The role requires strong editorial skills and a firm grasp of Tanzania’s new online content regulations.
The successful candidate will be expected to work independently to a high standard and be capable of making decisions about content and formats without supervision. This is a new role within the Niambie team and candidates will be expected to propose ways in which the post can help to strengthen Niambie’s digital output and grow our digital audiences.

Main duties:
Originating and delivering high-quality video and pictures for original digital content
Liaising with producers, research and project staff in content planning meetings and production
Checking digital content and visual materials for publication to ensure they are accurate, legally sound and comply with the BBC’s editorial standards and child protection policy
Filming and editing of still photos and video
Attending events for reporting purposes as assigned
Supporting young professionals to pitch stories and create content for Niambie social media channels
Working with the research team to gather and analyse online interactions and sharing information with the production team
Travelling outside Dar to gather content and support the radio production team
Developing a robust strategy for increasing Niambie’s digital reach and audience engagement
Developing and pitching creative story ideas
Working with radio producers to find and utilise the most effective ways of cross-promoting stories
Monitoring Niambie’s social media platforms and escalating potential editorial/moderation issues where appropriate
Maintaining a logical workflow and sticking to deadlines
Keeping across new and emerging social media trends and sharing new ideas with the production team and management
Maintaining a digital library that can be used across productions and accessed by other teams in the organisation
Shooting and editing videos and photographs for use on Niambie online platforms
Sharing social media comments and insights with the research team

Required skills and experience
Good communications skills and technical knowledge
Degree or diploma in journalism, mass communication or related field
Minimum of five years’ experience in online content gathering, journalism or mass communication – experience of creating content for social media is desirable
Knowledge of radio production and sound editorial judgment
Excellent English and Swahili writing skills
Good computer skills – ability to use audio/video editing software preferred
A good understanding of audio and visual production and post-production techniques
Creative flair, with strong writing skills and the ability to structure a narrative
A willingness to experiment with new technologies to create compelling, high-quality digital content with minimal supervision
Experience of working independently and within a team
A good understanding of managing an online production process to deliver content on time and to budget
Highly organised, with a proven ability to prioritise, manage a workload and deadlines and maintain attention to detail
Experience working in a development or related setting
Proven ability to multitask

Method of Application
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: Please use the title of the position applied for in the subject line and submit by 5pm (Tanzania time) on Sunday 28 June 2020.