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Digital Video Producer, Great Lakes, UK based

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As part of the BBC’s Africa Hub, the Great Lakes Service was born 20 years ago as an emergency lifeline service for Rwanda and Burundi and has become a highly-respected provider of news and information in Kinyarwanda and Kirundi languages.  We broadcast one 30 minute transmission per day, covering the main regional and global developments. With contributions from correspondents on the ground, analysts and a wide variety of contacts, we have gained a significant audience for our current affairs programmes.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk. 

Role Responsibility

Using your creative and digital journalistic skills, you will produce original and innovative video news content to tell stories in creative and engaging ways.  You will create headlines and video teasers to promote our stories and reach as wide an audience as possible, as well as demonstrate visual creativity in the use of pictures and graphics to illustrate and explain fast-moving events and complex stories. 

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have an excellent command of written and spoken Kinyarwanda and Kirundi, with a good knowledge of English.  With substantial experience of video production, editing and storytelling, you will have a full understanding of digital and social platforms - the BBC’s and others - and the different ways audiences are consuming news in Africa.  You must be able to demonstrate your knowledge of video editing software (Q-edit or FCPX an advantage).  You will be familiar with the areas in which the service broadcasts including Great Lakes and East African affairs, including the history and current affairs.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Salary range: £28,946 to £45,793

Closing date: Friday the 29th of September 2017

Please note that the successful candidate must have right to work in the UK

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About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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