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.
A career at the BBC offers you an opportunity to tell stories that can change lives. The aim of BBC Africa is to showcase the diverse ideas and aspirations from across the continent.
We are looking to recruit a Shoot Edit to work in Abidjan on a continuing contract.
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.
You may be required to travel at short notice (sometimes to hostile environments), therefore flexibility is essential.
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 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.
Continuing (permanent) contract
Role based in Abidjan
Local terms and conditions apply
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Côte d’Ivoire.
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