BBC Job Vacancies 2018 for Broadcast Assistant (Crew Desk)

BBC Job Vacancies 2018 for Broadcast Assistant (Crew Desk)

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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 an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new TV programmes and innovative digital content. The BBC operates five production bureaux with nearly 200 reporters and producers in Africa. This number is set to double as BBC World Service is introducing more language services and making significant investment in its TV and digital production. A substantial volume of production will take place in Nairobi where the BBC is developing modern multimedia facilities for live programming and production of a wide range of programmes in English, Swahili and other BBC Africa broadcast languages. The BBC is also expanding its production capability in Lagos, Nigeria and the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Our range of programmes will go beyond hard news agenda to cover Health, Technology, Sport, Business, a weekly women discussion programme, news content for children as well as for younger audience, News Quiz and a weekly news review programme. We will also produce satirical and ‘infotainment’ programming that covers the news from an irreverent alternative perspective.We are looking for a Broadcast Assistant (Crew Desk) to join the Nairobi Bureau.


Role ResponsibilityThe Broadcast Assistant will assist the Deployment Editor by tracking and supporting the deployment of a number of reporters and shoot-edits. These staff will be working across a wide geographical area and on a range of stories. You will be responsible for ensuring the swift and smooth dispatch of crews and equipment from the office into the field; tracking their progress; liaising between crews, the deployment editor and/or programme teams. This role provides administrative support by assisting with filing or recording of material as requested, keeping an inventory of all equipment in the bureau as well as organising and attending planning meetings for production teams and travel bookings.


The Ideal CandidateThe successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively in both written and spoken English and Swahili, being able to communicate and present complex information and ideas clearly and concisely. You will have experience of carrying out tasks where attention to detail is particularly important and a thorough and accurate approach to fact checking, note-taking and record keeping. Being highly organised with excellent time management skills is important as well as being able to demonstrate experience of working in a fast changing environment, meeting tight deadlines. A keen interest in African and international news and current affairs is desirable.


Package DescriptionJob Title: Broadcast Assistant (Planning)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Deployments Editor, Lagos

Contract: Continuing

You MUST have the right to work in Kenya before submitting your application


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We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are 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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