Video Editor, BBC Africa TV

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

Job Introduction

The BBC World Service has embarked on an exciting journey with unprecedented investment in creating multi-media content for audiences in Africa. The investment includes a series of high impact Television programmes and digital output, produced at the production hub in Nairobi.

 Your role as Video Editor will play a key role in helping our content reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa.  You will work with the Africa TV programme teams, stakeholders in the Nairobi bureau, the TVU in London and other teams as required, to assemble video and associated sound input from all sources to partner stations, WS TV, video and digital outlets.

Role Responsibility

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Video Editor 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. You will record incoming pictures and sounds from all sources, from regions and remote locations, to refine them for transmission.

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. An an intimate working knowledge of the latest versions of editing software and file transfer programmes is essential.

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

12 month fixed term contract/attachment

Role based in Nairobi 

Local terms and conditions apply 

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

About the BBC

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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

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