Senior producer, A National Conversation
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Senior producer, A National Conversation

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Job Title: Senior producer, A National Conversation

Location: Tanzania

Reports to: Senior project manager and editorial lead

Duration: 6 months (with possible extension)

Special requirements: The right to live and work in Tanzania. Fluency in English and Swahili and ability to write scripts and contribute to donor reports in both languages.

Closing ajira date: 31 October 2021

Interested qualified candidates should submit their CV with cover letter (in English, PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role by email to: recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org – please include the title of the position applied for in the subject line and send by 5pm on 31 October 2021.

Only applicants with separate cover letter will be considered. Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

BBC Media Action:

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development organisation, and we believe in the power of media and communication for good. We work in more than 20 countries around the world, supporting the independent media essential to democracy and development. Each year, our projects and programmes reach 130 million people facing poverty, inequality and insecurity with information they can trust, helping to improve health, bridge divides, challenge prejudice, and save and change lives. We follow the editorial standards and values of the BBC, but we rely on funding from donors and partners to carry out our work.

Job purpose:

The senior producer will lead the production of media outputs that will focus on a range of issues including good governance, climate change and gender equality. S/he will ensure the outputs reach the highest editorial and professional standards in line with BBC editorial policy and production guidelines. The senior producer will be responsible for the creative direction, ensuring that episodes are engaging, informative and able to influence uptake of positive behaviours in audiences.

The senior producer will be expected to lead the development of ideas for pilot content (radio and social media) to be pretested with sample audiences during the project’s inception phase. S/he will also be expected to play a key role in the development of new partnerships with radio stations, and to engage regularly with staff at the stations once those relationships are established. The senior producer will have to work closely with colleagues in research and learning, to ensure insights from research studies are used properly to guide the development and production of the project’s multimedia content.

 

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day production of radio and digital content
  • Ensure the project’s multimedia content meets BBC editorial and production standards
  • Lead on long-term planning and strategic direction for radio and social media content
  • Manage the production team
  • Closely work with the BBC Media Action project manager and the research team to ensure that content is reaching, engaging and creating impact among target audiences
  • Embed learning from research studies and audience feedback into radio and social media content and formats
  • Script and oversee presentation of radio shows and digital content, including lives on Facebook and Instagram
  • Develop and maintain contacts within government, development partners and the media sector to ensure the project’s multimedia content has access to key contributors and is of the highest possible quality
  • Understand and comply with BBC Media Action’s Safeguarding Policy and the staff Code of Conduct
  • Participate in relevant mandatory training on safeguarding and respect at work
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately, either to the Country Director, or using the Whistleblowing Policy.

Essential knowledge skills and experience:

  • A recognised journalistic qualification from a reputable university or college – essential
  • At least three years’ experience leading the production of a nationally-broadcast radio or TV show, or comparable digital output, including line management of production team members
  • Experience creating media for development content will be an advantage
  • Substantial experience of gathering and editing content for broadcast using professional-standard recording equipment and production/editing software
  • Experience of audio mixing radio content for broadcast on national radio stations
  • A demonstrated high level of attention to detail and commitment to leading production of high-quality content
  • An understanding of the BBC’s editorial standards, with a high degree of editorial awareness and judgment
  • An understanding of BBC Media Action’s approach to media for development – candidates who lack BBC experience will be expected to demonstrate how their career to date has developed their understanding of the media sector and development issues in Tanzania
  • A willingness to travel within Tanzania
  • Ability to make sound judgments on editorially sensitive programme issues
  • Proven understanding of safeguarding guidelines, including child protection and working with vulnerable people
  • Fluency in English and Swahili and ability to write scripts and contribute to donor reports in both languages.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested qualified candidates should submit their CV with cover letter (in English, PDF or Microsoft Word format) which outlines their experience and suitability for the role by email to: recruitment@tz.bbcmediaaction.org – please include the title of the position applied for in the subject line and send by 5pm 31 October 2021.

The role may involve working with groups of vulnerable children and adults. For the successful candidate, mandatory training will be provided on BBC Media Action’s safeguarding policy and staff code of conduct. A police background check may form part of the recruitment process. BBC Media Action operates a zero-tolerance policy concerning all forms of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people.

BBC Media Action has zero tolerance for fraud and exploitation. If you have any concerns, please share with us through whistleblower@tz.bbcmediaaction.org.

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