Assistant Producer – Drama at BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action was founded in 1999 by the BBC as its international development charity. We apply the editorial standards of the BBC, build on its values and often work closely with the BBC World Service and other BBC departments. However, we are legally and financially independent and work to a distinct mission. Originally known as BBC World Service Trust we changed our name to BBC Media Action in December 2011.BBC Media Action is recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Assistant Producer - DramaLocation: Abuja, Nigeria Department: Production & TrainingReports to: Producer - Drama  Start Date: ImmediateType of Contract: Fixed TermDuration of Contract: 6 months (with possibility of extension) Job PurposeThe Assistant Producer - Drama will play a key role in the planning, production and post production of one of BBC Media Action’s Hausa-language radio dramas. The Assistant Producer - Drama will also assist in organising and conducting community outreach events featuring live drama segments.Main DutiesAssist the team in content research that will help shape a BBC Media Action radio drama. Perform interviews, gather and collate research, and write up reports for the Producer - Drama and others in the Production & Training team.Assist with all aspects of the writing process for the radio drama, including identification and contracting of writers, working with writers during writing workshops, ensuring writers meet deadlines, helping ensure delivery of all scripts for review by the Head of Production & Training, and assisting with all other logistics and documentation.Assist with all aspects of the recording process for the radio drama, including identification and contracting of actors, helping ensuring scripts are ready for production, prepping actors for scenes, producing scenes as assigned, and working with the entire drama production team to ensure that recordings take place on schedule and to budget.Assist with all aspect of post production of the radio drama, including editing episodes, cutting to time, assisting the technical engineers with sound design, and helping ensure final delivery of all episodes to meet deadlines.Perform any other duties that may be assigned. 

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