BBC Media Action Vacancy for Producer Director, Ethiopia

Producer Director, Media Action
Job Reference:
Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details:
Attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months
Within band
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Content Production
BBC Region / Division:
BBC Business Unit:
News – MediaAction
Addis Ababa
Package Description
Band: D
Contract: Attachment / fixed term contract for 12 months
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This role is subject to funding
Job Introduction
BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help people improve their lives and support them to understand their rights. We do this through partnering with civil society, media and others to produce creative programmes and other outputs which inform and engage audiences on key development issues. We also strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure. We focus on health, governance and rights, and resilience and humanitarian response.
We are recruiting for a Producer Director to work in Addis Ababa for 12 months.
Main Responsibilities
  • Provide management of the production team in Ethiopia, with overall responsibilities for editorial decision-making, production processes, outputs, budgets, and equipment
  • Take overall responsibility for delivery and sign-off of all media outputs of BBC Media Action Ethiopia, ensuring editorial integrity and timeliness, raising, and maintaining editorial and technical quality across all programme content on all platforms
  • Develop systems and organise regular production meetings to guarantee that Production Department resources are being strategically allocated, scheduled, and shared between different Production Department teams and programmes
  • Working with Senior Producers, take responsibility for effectively identifying, recruiting, and retaining staff and freelancers
  • Work closely with Senior Projects Manager to ensure projects are meeting donor requirements and maximising any cross-cutting potential between projects
  • Support professional development of all staff, including strengthening creativity, technical skills and editorial decision-making of the BBC Media Action production teams to deliver outstanding content
Are you the right candidate?
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in the management of production and media outputs, with the ability to maintain editorial integrity and technical quality across diverse project content.  You will have knowledge of managing and developing teams, with evidence of supporting staff in creativity, technical and editorial skills.  Previous experience of media and development with radio production experience is essential.  You will have a proven record of developing relationships with staff, stakeholders, partners and donors.
About the BBC
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The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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  • BBC Values