Senior Journalist (Shoot Edit), BBC News - Afrique

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

Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. 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.

Africa’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.

We are looking for a Shoot Edit to join the team in Abidjan on a continuing basis.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will be expected to shoot video of the highest quality for either live transmissions or recording, providing a representative visual and audio account of events. This will include camera work, sound work and lighting in the field and where required, at base.

Other duties will include:

  • Offer creative ideas on how to film and  illustrate news stories and features, shoot and edit complete news and feature packages
  • Record presenter links and pieces to camera in creative ways and to edit full programmes
  • Work closely with reporters to develop scripts and occasionally  write material. Field producing news coverage, when needed. h
  • Selecting, preparing and editing material for broadcast and meeting strict  transmission deadlines.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a fluent French and English speaker and writer, with demonstrable experience of working in a news broadcasting environment.  Knowledge of Francophone West is essential.

 You will have experience of filming, editing and packaging content for TV and radio platforms, with the relevant craft skills (camera work, lighting, editing).  You must be able to operate current broadcast technical equipment on location and at base, demonstrating a well-developed sense of visual awareness and a willingness to learn how to use new technology and kit.

Package Description

Continuing contract

Role based in Abidjan

Any offer of employment with the BBC is conditional upon you having the right to work in Côte d’Ivoire.

About the Company

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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

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