BBC World Service provides news, current affairs and programmes on Radio, TV and Online to audiences across the world. The output is modern in style and outlook and adheres to BBC values of accuracy and impartiality. It has broad appeal, free from commercial, political and religious affiliations or pressures.
We are looking for a Shoot Edit who will provide specialist support for shoot-edit and camera work for our news team in Beirut.
In the shoot edit role, you will be responsible for providing the best visual material, selecting of the locations for better filming, assisting the correspondent in planning and implementing use of resources.
You will be creative, offering ideas on how to film and illustrate and edit news stories and features to appeal to the BBC’s audiences. You will be comfortable working in Lebanon and abroad including hostile environments, with the ability to be deployed at short notice and if necessary out of regular working hours to capture live news coverage. Being able to work effectively and calmly in an environment where news is constantly changing is another key aspect of the shoot edit role.
Other day-to-day duties involve working closely with a World Service correspondent to develop scripts and occasionally writing material. You will also be in charge of setting up site facilities in order to meet programme needs and liaising effectively and establish good relations with all contacts both outside and inside the BBC.
Other day-to-day duties involve working closely with our correspondent to develop scripts and occasionally writing material. You will also be in charge of setting up site facilities in order to meet programme needs and liaising effectively and establish good relations with all contacts both outside and inside the BBC.
Are you the right candidate?
The ideal candidate will have:
- A strong interest in and proven commitment to News, specifically issues and stories in the Middle East.
- Relevant experience in a News broadcasting environment, practicing a range of location craft skills (e.g. camerawork / lighting / editing / location facilities).
- Good experience of filming, editing and packaging content for TV and radio ( including editing on Final Cut).
- Full command of English and Arabic languages. Knowing Persian Language is desirable.
- Familiar with filming with different cameras including Sony FS5 and A7, Go Pro and if needed Drone.
- Extensive relevant filming experience, including hostile environments, is essential and a willingness to be deployed at short notice in the country (Lebanon), across the region or to join news deployments overseas.
- Willing to undertake HEFAT and Public Order training and be asked to consider working in those environments.
- A high standard of editorial judgment in filming, editing and other production skills based on substantial broadcast journalism experience.
Contract type: 12 Month FTC
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
- Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
- Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package and other benefits.
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