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Video Editor - BBC Africa - Nairobi, Kenya

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

Job Introduction

The Video Editors, BBC Kenya, work in support of African Languages’ TV and digital video output in the bureau. They work with editorial teams and alongside Directors, Technical Production Manager and TV gallery crews, to produce live and recorded TV news programmes and digital video, and other non–news material.

The Video Editors will work with the African language TV teams, stakeholders in the Kenya bureau, the TVU in London and other teams as required, to include teams to assemble video and associated sound input from all sources to WS TV, video and digital outlets.

You will be expected to work flexibly as required.

Role Responsibility

This is a fantastic opportunity for Video Editors to join the BBC Africa team in Nairobi. Fundamental responsibilities will include editing pictures and sound to support multilingual, multi–media and multi–platform reports in BBC Language TV.  You will also be responsible for the video output by creating and developing visual effects treatments to enhance the telling of a story. 

Are you the right candidate?

You will have a thorough understanding of live television production techniques. You will have the ability to work effectively with production teams and understand their requirements, operational and production.

It is necessary to understand the requirements of TV and online video output and how it fits within the editorial proposition and strategy of BBC World Service and BBC News.

In addition to this, you will have knowledge of transmission procedures and talkback techniques, experience in recording and transmitting pictures and sound in all broadcast formats.

Package Description

Department: BBC World Service Africa

Location: Nairobi

Reports to: Africa TV Programmes Editor

Contract: Three month fixed term contract/Attachment

Grade: Local terms & conditions

Flexible working patterns where required

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

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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