BBC MEDIA ACTION RECRUITMENT
Job title PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Location Juba, South Sudan
Duration: Fixed Term, 5 months
Start date: August 2014
BBC Media Action
BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, believes in the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in claiming their rights. Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. We work in partnership to provide access to useful, timely, reliable information. We help people make sense of events, engage in dialogue, and take action to improve their lives.
BBC Media Action is adapting Life in Lulu, its flagship Simple Arabic radio drama in South Sudan, to reflect and respond to the current social, political and economic context in South Sudan. The drama will focus on issues pertinent to the current humanitarian crisis, such as water & sanitation, disease prevention and food security. In addition, conflict resolution and reconciliation will be cross-cutting themes implicit in the storylines.
The Production Assistant will support the Producer in all technical aspects of the production of Life in Lulu, especially recording, editing and mixing. He or she will finalize the packaging, will ensure the reproduction and distribution of the CDs to the partner radios broadcasting the program. He or she will also monitor broadcast of the program and collaborate with the Research Officer to gather feedback and information on listeners.
Required knowledge, skills and experience:
o Training in sound engineering, journalism or communications or relevant experience in broadcast.
o At least three years’ experience working as sound engineer in studio: audio recording, editing and mixing; recording music, voices and producing sound effects.
o Sound knowledge of Adobe Audition software. Capacity to work with a ten-track studio mixer.
o Good verbal and written communications skills.
o Strong IT skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
o Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan and conduct work with minimal supervision.
o Fluency in written and spoken English and Simple Arabic. Command of another national language would be an asset.
Desirable knowledge, skills and experience:
o Experience working on the production of radio dramas
o Understanding of the role of media and communications in development.
o Experience working for an international organisation.
Expressions of interest applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please put ‘Production Assistant” in the e-mail title and include your e-mail address and phone number. You may also deliver your application in writing to our offices at: US Residence Road, Tomping, Juba.
Closing date: Sunday August 10, 2014 (midnight)
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted