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Shoot Edit, BBC Pakistan

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

Job Introduction

The BBC’s Islamabad Bureau and other offices in places such as Karachi and Lahore is one of seven hub bureaux around the world and as such is among the busiest and most challenging of broadcast environments. The Bureau provides BBC programmes, including business and online services, with broadcast news and current affairs material of the highest possible editorial, production and technical standards gathered in the most efficient manner on a range of subjects.

News from Pakistan and South Asia occupies an important place in the global news agenda and the BBC seeks to remain a competitive, respected and reliable source of information from across the region.

BBC Urdu in Pakistan now works together with the Newsgathering within a common office and will continue to identify editorial and structural areas in which this cooperation may be strengthened in future.

Role Responsibility

As the Shoot Edit you are chiefly responsible for filming and editing broadcast news transmissions and television packages and maintaining the safe working order and operation of Bureau technical assets in co-operation with editorial and technical bureau staff.  You may be required to travel outside your base or overseas at short notice and often requires unpredictable hours of work. 

Your role will require you to work in the bureau and on outside assignments with correspondents and producers as well as working alongside the bureau engineering team to ensure the upkeep of technical equipment and bureau facilities.

On occasion, you may be called upon to work either with programme teams from London or elsewhere or may be called upon to join news deployments overseas. 


Are you the right candidate?

You will have sufficient relevant experience either as a Journalist in a News broadcasting environment, or as a technician practising a range of location craft skills (e.g. camerawork / lighting / editing / location facilities) in a broadcast environment.  With the ability to shoot material of the highest quality, providing a representative visual and audio account of events.

You will have a demonstrable strong interest in and proven commitment to News and a willingness to travel in Pakistan and abroad, often at short notice.

A full Pakistan Driving Licence is essential as well as working proficiency in written and spoken Urdu and English.  

Full list of knowledge, experience and skill requirements can be found in the job description.



Package Description

Job Title: Shoot Edit (Broadcast Camera Journalist)

Contract: Continuing on  Local terms and conditions apply.

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Pakistan 

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