Broadcast Assistant Jobs at BBC Swahili

On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
The BBC Swahili Service is part of BBC Africa and we broadcast to around 20 million listeners in Eastern and Central Africa. BBC Swahili is producing a series of TV and radio debates around the Kenyan elections complemented by an integrated web / social media platform and training to our broadcast partners. 
BBC Swahili Service seeks to fill the following vacancy based in Nairobi with frequent travel to various locations in Kenya.
Position Title: Broadcast Assistant (Full Time, Fixed Term Contract, 8 Months)
Job Purpose:
The Broadcast Assistant will provide general administrative support for all programming activities for the Kenya debates programme, under the line management of the Senior Producer. 
Specifically, this role is responsible for ensuring that programme recording is achieved on time, concise biographies of all panelists are produced and disseminated prior to recording, and programme broadcast transcripts and accurate translations from Kiswahili into English are produced each week. 
He/she will occasionally assist the editorial team in undertaking factual research to a broad or specific brief, using a wide range of resources. 
On the recording day, he/she will time the recordings; work with technical teams in coordinating TV inserts, online content and social; media feeds, and will also ensure technical set up for radio broadcast on the Swahili Service
He/she will also coordinate and confirm all transport provision for guests and VIPs.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a pre and post production TV and radio environment, in a similar role.
  • Experience in conducting studio based timings on live or pre recorded programmes.
  • Excellent translation skills from Kiswahili to English.
Closing date for applications is Thursday, 22nd August 2012
The position comes with excellent terms and conditions on a local BBC contract. 
Interested candidates who meet the specifications should send a CV and a covering letter to [email protected] 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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