Senior Producer at BBC World Service Trust in Nigeria

The BBC World Service Trust in Nigeria, the BBC’s international development charity which tackle poverty, human rights and health issues through creative use of the media is seeking to recruit experienced individuals who will join the Team based in Abuja on a new project. The project aims to address and improve the numerous health challenges plaguing women and children in our society through media development activities which will be designed to boost the capacity of media partners in the focal states to serve the public interest.

The positions are in Abuja based but may involve travelling to the local states in Nigeria and the contract duration is expected to be one year, with a six month probation period. Salary will be based on experience but does not include moving or relocation allowance to duty station.

Job Title: Senior Producer

Duties
Supervise and co-ordinate the production of a group of outputs and ensure the achievement of programme objectives. To be involve with developing and implementation innovative behavior change communication strategies for the production department

Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

A full command and up to date knowledge of modern English and Hausa language including complete comprehensive of written and spoken English to communicate effectively
Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media
Possess ability to analyze and critically evaluate editorial content, identifying strengths and weaknesses in programme content and drive for perfection
Minimum of 5 years experience working in the media and in similar position is required

Qualification:

A good first degree in Mass Communication, Communication arts, theater arts, English or the social sciences or any related field.
An advance degree in any relevant field above will be an advantage
An additional certificate/training in scriptwriting/editing, programme production, directing will be an added advantage

Method of Application
Interested candidates should please send in their application with an introduction letter stating capability and motivation on why they like the job, a detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three professional referees (including their telephone, fax and email addresses) not later than 10th November 2011 to the

Head of HR/Administration,
BBC World service Trust,
Nigeria.
Email address: seniorproducerbbc2011@yahoo.com
(word document please) with the position applied for clearly stated.

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