BBC World Service – Studio Manager.

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Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of BBC News to serve global audiences.  It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 320 million globally, including TV, digital platforms including social media, AM, FM, shortwave, digital satellite and cable channels.

Role Responsibility

The purpose of the role is to develop specialist skills whilst retaining the capability of balancing and controlling the whole range of radio productions, both live and pre-recorded. To operate studio equipment in order to realise production requirements for transmissions and recordings effectively and efficiently, utilising all of the technical resources available, and to provide a comprehensive point of reference for journalistic and operational staff, including on the day staffing requirements, and dealing with technical queries.

The Ideal Candidate

Operational experience in live radio is essential, along with fluency in written and spoken English. You’ll need excellent aural judgement and a proven ability to prioritise in the most demanding on-air situations.  We’re looking for candidates with operational knowledge of professional sound equipment and recent developments in programme making methods.  You’ll have the ability to operate all equipment in a safe manner.  Experience of successfully working in teams with an ability to form effective working relationships quickly, to inspire confidence and to influence others is also essential.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Local terms and conditions apply.

About the Company

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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Closing Date 03 May, 2022




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