Shoot Edit, Near News at BBC World Service

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new TV, radio and digital content for audiences in Africa. The new investment by the BBC World Service in Africa aims to increase its reach and impact among audiences by creating Africa-focused content to be delivered by our growing network of broadcast partners across the continent.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Shoot Edit, Near NewsJob Reference: BBC/TP/653414/30833Location: AbujaGrade: Local terms and conditionsReports to: BBC Africa Regional Deployments EditorContract: ContinuingThe JobTo provide high-quality and creative filming from the field, edit video and feed the material back to base. Working closely with a Reporter, you will be responsible for getting to locations with appropriate equipment. You will visually shape ideas for BBC Africa and the whole range of BBC Near News multimedia content as well as contribute your own story ideas.Main DutiesOffering creative ideas on how to film and illustrate news stories and features.Filming and sending video to base on breaking news storiesShooting and editing complete news and feature packagesRecording presenter links and pieces to camera in creative ways and to edit full programmes.Working closely with reporters to develop scripts and occasionally writing material.Working abroad and in hostile environmentsIt is vital that you have excellent command of spoken and written English, Hausa and/or another African language is desirable.ResponsibilitiesShooting video of the highest quality for either live transmission or recording, providing a representative visual and audio account of events. This will include camerawork, sound work and lighting in the field and where required, at base.Contributing original ideas to improve the visual and journalistic content of the story and being aware of the different styles and formats.Selecting, preparing and editing material for broadcast and meeting strict transmission deadlines.Field producing including research, writing and production as required.Setting up and coordinating on-site facilities to meet programme needs, including leading teams e.g. on multiple camera shoots.On occasion, undertaking interviews and some journalistic duties on location in both recorded and live situations.Responsible for getting to locations with appropriate equipment, often on their own. Driving is a significant and regular part of this role.Liaising effectively and establishing good relationships with all other contacts both outside and within the BBC.Maintaining professional standards of accuracy and impartiality and fair dealing in line with BBC guidelines.Contributing to the development of operational procedures and maximise the use of existing and new technology.Operating within the BBC’s Safety and Editorial policy guidelines. At all times maintaining professional journalistic, ethical and technical standards.

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