Cameraperson, Sajha Sawal
BBC Media Action
Established in 1998, BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. Working with media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in claiming their rights, our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. BBC Media Action reaches some 200 million people through local broadcast partners, BBC channels (especially the BBC World Service), online, mobile and print platforms and through interpersonal communication. We are currently delivering projects in 28 countries, including in Nepal.

BBC Media Action has been working on communication for development projects in Nepal since 2007, giving us a well-developed understanding of Nepali audiences and significant experience of producing and evaluating media content on a range of issues to diverse target audiences. Our work in Nepal currently focuses on governance, health, resilience and humanitarian preparedness and response with strong gender commitments and focus.

Cameraperson, Sajha Sawal

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : Journalism / Editor / Media
Job Level : mid
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : None
Apply Before(Deadline) : Mar. 09, 2012 00:00 (6 years, 7 months ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : Not Required
Other Specification
  • Able to work in the studio and on-location on the weekly discussion programme Sajha Sawal with digital and electronic cameras in multi and single-camera operational conditions, producing pictures for directors by combining the use of complex technology with creative visual skills. The successful candidate will be a trained and high skilled journalist with at least five years experience in filming various genres of media outputs including news reports, documentaries and discussion programmers.

Job Description

  • Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment prior to filming, which may include tripods, monitors, lighting, cables and leads, and headphone.
  • Offering advice on how best to shoot a scene, explaining the visual impact created by particular shot.
  • Practicing the camera moves required for pre-arranged shot.
  • Finding solutions to technical or other practical problems (for an outside broadcast, for example, the natural light conditions need to be taken into account when setting up shots).
  • Prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas.
  • Working quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor
  • Keeping up to date with filming methods and equipment.
  • Helping with simple repairs and maintenance of equipment.
  • Demonstrating a good awareness of health and safety issues.

The work will include:

  • Operating in the studio, following shot changes in camera script, in rehearsal and during recording. The skill lies in interpreting what the director wants and acting quickly and effectively to achieve it.
  • Doing outside broadcasts of Sajha Sawal, working as part of a team of camera operators 
  • On location, making reports, where there is likely to be more opportunity for using creative visual skills,  suggesting shots to the director.
  • Should have some experience and knowledge of video editing and have sound knowledge of technical equipment, and maintenance when required.
  • Ability to operate with digital and electronic cameras in multi and single-camera operational conditions.
  • Ability to interpreting the director’s needs and act quickly and effectively to achieve the same.

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