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  • Posted on: 14 May, 2013 Deadline: 21 May, 2013
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  • The BBC Media Action (BBC MA) is the charitable arm of the World Service established by the BBC. BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, the Media Action partners with civil society, local media and governments to: 

    • Produce creative programs based on robust research in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues.
    • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

    Talk Your Own is a new weekly magazine program produced by BBC Media Action. Each program covers governance issues in an exciting and contemporary style with the voices of those directly involved in national governance events, to provide listeners with a concise round-up of all the main governance issues and to provide a forum for listeners to hold those responsible to account.
    The positions are Abuja based but may involve travelling to the focal states in Nigeria. The contract duration is expected to be two years and with a start date of June 2013 and a probation period of 3 months.

    Senior Producer (Talk Your Own)

     

     (Salary range from N400,000.00 gross per month)

    Duties:

    • Lead and Produce Talk Your Own Programme.
    • Monitor progress of output under his/ her supervision
    • Co-ordinate and supervise the activities of Assistant Producers under his/her supervision;
    • Work and deliver programmes within budget;
    • Ensure that sufficient research on themes and messages are carried out.
    • Etc.

    Essential Skills:

    • Extensive production background at a senior level, preferably in the area of interactive discussion and behavior change communication and governance related issues.
    • Strong understanding of the role of communication in development
    • Good grasp, understanding of and commitment to issues of governance related programming
    • Strong editorial judgment.
    • Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.

    Qualification:

    • Educated at first degree in Mass Communication, theatre Arts, Humanities, Social or Management Sciences or in any related field,
    • Additional qualification in programme production will be an advantage.

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    Presenter (Talk Your Own)

     

    (Salary Range from N250,000.00 gross per month)

    The PRESENTER plays a key role as the inform active voice of the programme, helping provide its on-air identity:
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To present Talk Your Own in an inform active, exciting and engaging manner
    • To prepare for and interview specialists, reporters and variety of real voices around the country on a wide variety of governance related topics.
    • To contribute across the range of editorial/production activities within a team program, ensuring high journalistic standards and compliance with BBC editorial guidelines at all times.
    • To develop a broad understanding of major developing governance news stories, and social, economic and political affairs at national and international level.
    • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

    ESSENTIAL:

    • An inform active and engaging broadcasting voice and developed interviewing skills.
    • Evidence of a strong interest in governance, current affairs and international news,
    • Evidence of a high standard of editorial judgment.
    • The ability to write scripts and cues to an acceptable standard of Journalism.
    • The ability to cope with fast -changing situations within a pressurized environment

    DESIRABLE:

    • A willingness to engage in team working and a high level of interpersonal skills,
    • The ability to originate and develop programme ideas.
    • A sharp awareness of the needs and interests of a national audience.

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    Assistant Producer (Talk Your Own)

     

    (Salary range from N160,000.00 gross per month)

    The Assistant Producer will work to the Senior Producer taking responsibility for researching and delivering distinctive content on radio and online. The AP will have strong links and contacts in government and stakeholders in governance related projects.
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • To work with the Senior Producer in developing ideas and delivering editorially strong scripts/structured items.
    • To research and fact check stories and programme ideas.
    • To generate creative and original story ideas. This includes recognizing potential stories, helping others to build and realize their ideas
    • To find suitable contributors.

    ESSENTIAL:

    • A good interviewing skill.
    • Evidence of a strong interest in governance, current affairs and international news.
    • Evidence of a high standard of editorial judgment.
    • The ability to write scripts and cues to an acceptable standard of Journalism.
    • Production skills based on substantial broadcasting and/or reporting experience.

    DESIRABLE:

    • The ability to cope with fast -changing situations within a pressurized environment,
    • A willingness to engage in team working and a high level of interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to originate and develop programme ideas.
    • A sharp awareness of the needs and interests of a national audience.
    • Strong links and contacts in government and stakeholders in governance related projects will be an added advantage.

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    Freelance Presenter (Hausa Magazine Programme)

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • To present Ya Takene Arewa [Hausa magazine programme) in a sensitive, informative, warm, exciting and engaging manner.
    • To prepare for and interview specialists, reporters and variety of real voices on a wide variety of maternal and child health, Malaria and reproductive health related topics.
    • To contribute across the range of editorial/production activities within a team program, ensuring high journalistic standards and compliance with BBC editorial guidelines at all times.
    • Work with assigned producer (s) to deliver quality programmes,
    • To develop a broad understanding of major developing maternal health stories at national and international level Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

    ESSENTIAL:

    • An inform active and engaging broadcasting voice and developed interviewing skills.
    • Good command of written, spoken and broadcast Hausa and English languages
    • Evidence of a strong interest in maternal and child health, Malaria and reproductive health related topics and international news
    • Evidence of a high standard of editorial judgment
    • The ability to write scripts and cues to an acceptable standard of Journalism.
    • The ability to cope with fast - changing situations within a pressurized environment.
    • Production skills based on substantial broadcasting and/or reporting experience.

    DESIRABLE:

    • A Willingness to engage in team working and a high level of interpersonal skills.
    • The ability to originate and develop programme ideas.
    • A sharp awareness of the needs and interests of a national audience
    • Strong links and contacts in government and stakeholders in health (especially material and child  health, Malaria and reproductive health) related projects will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should please send in their application/cover letter with an introduction and capability statement stating capability for the job, a detailed curriculum vitae (word document please) with names and addresses of at least 2 professional referees (including their telephone, fax and email addresses) not later than 21" May 2013 to hrnigeria@bbcmediaaction.org  with the position applied for clearly stated on the application letter; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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