Digital Technical Producer 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 a new Sports weekly TV programme and innovative digital sport content alongside existing African Sport output.We are recruiting to fill the positions below Job Title: Digital Technical ProducerJob Reference: BBC/TP/788768/22168Location: LagosDepartment: BBC Igbo Language ServiceReports to: Editor, IgboContract: ContinuingPackage: Local terms and conditions applyJob IntroductionAfrica’s media landscape is changing. It is one of the fastest developing news markets in the world with mobile technology transforming lives, internet connectivity increasing, the radio market remaining relatively strong and Television migrating from analogue to digital.The BBC World Service remains the leading international broadcaster in Africa, reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million across all platforms and Social Media. Globally, the BBC reaches a weekly audience of 320 million across various platforms.Over the next four years, the BBC World Service will be expanding its multimedia operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from 6 to 12.Three of the new language services, Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin, will serve our audiences in Nigeria and West Africa. They will be based in Lagos, working alongside our operation in Abuja from where the BBC currently produces its Hausa service output. There is a strong emphasis on reaching and connecting with young audiences.We are looking for an excellent Digital Technical Producer who on a daily basis will report to the Igbo Editor and working closely with editorial teams, will provide technical support to produce high quality output across all our digital platforms in all languages.You will be required to occasionally go on trips to support field reporting teams in Lagos/Nigeria or abroad.Shift work will be required which will include early mornings, late nights, weekends and public holidays.Role ResponsibilitiesThe Digital Technical Producer will provide a full range of quality technical services for audio, video and text to help put the best content on air in a busy newsroom working to tight deadlines. You must be familiar with the latest digital production equipment.Accountable to the Editor, you will be proactive and be required to perform duties in Radio Studios, Workshops, Edit Suites, and on Computers, as well as on Outside Broadcasts.You will have an excellent knowledge of local, regional and international news and current affairs. You will have recent experience of living in Nigeria including understanding its complexities. Ability to work under pressure and to react to breaking news is essential.You must have work authorisation for Nigeria.Main DutiesTo work with editorial teams to provide technical direction for daily outputTo provide technical support to the team daily and including duty trips as requiredTo help ingest material from the field and convert it into the correct format for editingTo maintain a log of equipment schedule of servicing and maintenanceTo provide solutions to technical challenges, to resolve simple technical problems and to report to London any major maintenance problemsTo participate actively in daily editorial output and to technically translate editorial vision into realityTo help train production teams to conduct simple technical tasksTo help with editing, mixing and adding special effects to content as required by the Senior Broadcast Journalist.To operate all studio equipment effectively and in a safe manner, complying with BBC Safety Regulations.To be able to identify when problems arise in broadcast-critical systems and be able to work around them where necessary.To understand the pros and cons of electronic audio distribution via the internet/email. To be familiar with audio file formats as used in the digital domain.To identify the best material and alert programmes proactively to the editorial significance of pictures, audio and accompanying copy.To alert news desks and programmes of editorially important incoming audio and video material, using various communications systems.To capture and enter data (known as metadata) relating to the audio and video material and ensuring its accuracy. This data will include copyright information and possible restrictions on usage or re-use.

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