BBC Media Action:Training Proposal Editors, Ukraine

Training Proposal Editors, Ukraine

Job Title: Trainer / mentor for news editors

Contract: Freelance

Salary: Please include a financial proposal including daily rate and expected number of days

Number of trainees: up to 15

Training duration: maximum of 5 days per training proposed, excluding preparation and reporting

Dates: March / April / May 2020 (TBC)

Deadline for application: 08 March 2020

Location: Ukraine, Kyiv

Interested candidates should send their CV with a one-page cover letter specifying how you meet the skills, knowledge and experience requirements (PDF or Microsoft Word format) in English by email to: [email protected] – please include ‘Training Proposal Editors – Ukraine’  in the subject line and send by Tuesday 8th March 2020. 

Please include a one-page financial and technical proposal including daily rate, number of days required to complete the training, and a simple breakdown of training days and what they cover in relation to the project aims below. Where outlined skills in the project aims require a series of training please mention this in your breakdown.

BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development organisation, uses the power of media and communication to inform, connect and empower people around the world, helping them to shape their own lives. BBC Media Action is independent from the BBC, but shares the BBC’s fundamental values and has partnerships with the BBC World Service and national broadcasters that reach millions of people in developing countries.

Project Summary

BBC Media Action is seeking trainers to support its project implementation in Ukraine.BBC Media Action is currently implementing a project that supports broadcasters in Ukraine to improve their newsroom outputs and create a permanent base for quality and objective news content across all platforms and segments (television, radio, and social media).

Project aims

The project aims are to provide news editors with a set of skills to improve their news outputs. A planned series of trainings targeted at the news editors will help them gain skills in the following:

  • Planning news bulletins and establishing the content and running order of the news bulletins.
  • Leading others on the production of items from assigning through to transmission, including briefing and establishing priorities for operational and editorial teams.
  • Understanding audiences and ensuring outputs serve the broadcaster’s audience.
  • Managerial skills: responding to and anticipating challenges from staff and audiences; making decisions; acting as facilitators of change; communicating clearly  and distributing best practices between teams and making use of individual skills in the teams.

 Skills, knowledge and experience requirements:

  • Extensive editorial experience of broadcast news.
  • Have the ability to develop and implement new and innovative approaches to news bulletin structure and content.
  • Have a detailed understanding of current techniques and technology for newsgathering and production.
  • Have a detailed understanding of multimedia workflows in the newsroom.
  • Have the ability to use new technology to create opportunities to enhance output and improve working practices.

Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.

If you have any questions, please send via email by 28 February 2020 with the subject line “Enquiry on Training Proposal Editors – Ukraine’ 


Julie Boutros, Project Manager MEE, BBC Media Action

Email: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 08 March 2020