BBC Media Action Job DescriptionTitle:
Lead Producer (Radio)
BBC Media Action
Media Trainer (Radio)
12 months (renewable) fixed term contract, full time
BBC Media Action is recruiting a Lead Producer to work on its Burmese youth radio programme LLKS (LinLat Kyair Sin/Bright Young Stars). BBC Media Action has recently obtained permission to open a countryoffice in Yangon. We aim to establish a local production team in Yangon from January 2013.BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights indeveloping countries. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments to:
Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around keydevelopment issues.
Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.
The Lead Producer has editorial responsibility for the LLKS radio show, planning schedules and attendingedits and studio recordings to exercise editorial control. The Lead Producer will provide editorialoversight to the production team (3 Reporters and 2 Presenters) to ensure high quality programmecontent. They will work closely with the Media Trainer (Radio) to develop capacity of team members toensure strong production values are maintained. The Lead Producer line manages the five production teammembers. The Lead Producer reports to the Media Trainer (Radio) who is responsible for the overall radiotraining project. The post is based in Yangon but will require regular travel across Myanmar.
Produce LLKS weekly radio series and deliver final TX version and trails to broadcast partners
content to Reporters and Trainees in liaison with the project’s training component
Develop content, writing material for scripts, links and package guidelines
Manage Presenters to support production tasks and audience engagement
Approve potential contributors and interviewees selected by production team
Produce pre-production briefings for Presenters and Reporters in coordination with Media Trainer andAssistant Project Manager
Use technology, such as recording equipment and Adobe Audition, for editing and production purposes
Liaise with other internal teams as appropriate including Research & Learning, to ensure thatprogrammes respond to audience needs, and learning from previous productions is incorporated intofuture productions.
Ensure that financial reporting, health and safety standards and BBC editorial guidelines are followed,training more junior staff where necessary.