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Shoot Edit

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. As part of a historic multi-million pound expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is introducing a wide range of new and exciting language and regional content to serve African and global audiences.

The BBC is the world leader in broadcast newsgathering at the forefront of both the range of editorial coverage and technological innovation.

We are looking to recruit a Shoot Edit to work in Kinshasa on a continuing contract.

Role Responsibility

Your role as Shoot Edit will include shooting and editing material for long and short form programming, outside broadcasts, online, newsgathering in the field, live or recorded, often edited in the field, to feed material back to base, utilising the latest technology.  You will advise on all aspects of camera coverage and editing throughout the production process and be a constant source of imaginative and realistic alternative filming and editing treatments.  

The successful candidate will be required to travel at short notice and may be needed to work across Africa, sometimes for several days and may be asked to work in hostile environments.

Are you the right 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 African issues and current affairs 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).  Excellent digital skills are important.  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

Contract: continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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

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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