• Assistant Producer at BBC Media Action

  • Posted on: 30 October, 2012 Deadline: 6 November, 2012
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  • Background

    The present thematic priority areas o! work of the BBC Media Action (formerly BBC World Service Trust) are Health, Govamance and Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, livelihood and Climate Change, These have guided its project design and interventions. The BBC Media Action is looking for interested/motivated candidates to join the team in Abuja as Assistant Producer (Radio Drama),
    The position is Abuja based. The contract duration is expected to be one year with a start date of January 5th, 2013 and a probation period of 3 months, Salary range is from between N150,000.00 and N160,000.00 per month but does not include moving or relocation allowance to duty station,

    Duties
    Assist the producer in the delivery of assigned outputs on time and within budget.
    Coordinate and conduct research on themes and messages and ensure all content information are accurate clear and unambiguous
    across languages
    Support the Producer in sourcing and contacting writers, editors and actors,
    Analyze information, data/materials for research document and work as a research points-person during workshops and assist in script
    development
    Research. write, translate, edit or adapt stories or programme material; to find contributors and interviewees as well as other sources of material and/or actuality, as appropriate and to the required specification whilst maintaining professional joumalistic standards of accuracy, impartiality and fair dealing and adhering to the BBC's Producers guidelines,
    Contribute to a moving story, amending and updating material as required. To be involved in thinking through and around editorial problems, developing realistic alternative strategies and approaches.
    Understand the MA's strategy and to suggest ideas appropriate to iis distinctive style and content
    Liaise closely with other team members and with contributors, reporters and stringers. Where necessary to liaise with humanitarian
    organizations for assistance with information gathering.
    Assisting in the preparation of operational reports;

    Skills, Knowledge & Experience
    Ability to create original ideas and tell compelling stories,
    Good command of English as well as Pidgin English tanguage.
    The ability to write scripts and cues to an acceptable standard of Journalism,
    Clear written and verbal communication skills and Good written and spoken English Language
    Attention to detail is a key requirement.
    Ability to analyse information and find the engaging stories,
    Ability to work well with colleagues and a diverse range of contacts,
    Demonstrate creativity with programme formats.
    A resilient, flexible and adaptable approach in the face of rapidly changing circumstances and shifts.
    Evidence of astrong interest in governance, international news and current affairs.
    Evidence of a high standard of editorial judgment
    Team working - able to build and maintain effective working relatonships with a range of people, Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team. as opposed to working separately or competitively
    Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations.
    Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy
    Planning and organisation - able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others, Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines. staffing and resources
    Communication - able to get one's message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information
    Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.
    Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one's own organisation or as requirements change
    Time and Stress Management - Good time management and ability to prioritize a heavy workload under pressure.

    Method of Application
    Interested candidates should please send in their application with an introduction letter stating capability and motivation on why they like the job, a detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three professional referees (including their telephone, fax and email addresses).
    All applications should reach The Head of HR/Administration, BBC Media Action, Nigeria via email address: hrnigeria@bbcmediaaction.org (word document please) not later than 6th November 2012.
    The position applied for should be clearly stated on application letter.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, No telephone calls please.
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