Radio Producer
BBC Media Action
BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. We use the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights.

Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world. We work in partnership with broadcasters, governments, non-governmental organisations and donors to share reliable, timely and useful information. We use the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world.

BBC Media Action uses various forms of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places. 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 and
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.

  • Our work in Nepal focuses on governance, resilience and humanitarian preparedness and response with strong gender commitments and focus. BBC Media Action Nepal Office is about to start a research and communications project funded by World Food Programme (WFP) to support improved nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in schools and communities in 10 different districts. The work will complement and reinforce WFP’s ongoing Nepal School Meals Programme (NSMP) particularly feeding into its strategies to increase knowledge and uptake of healthier WASH and nutrition practices.

    Radio Producer

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    Basic Job Information

    Job Category: Others
    Job Level: mid
    No. of Vacancy/s: [ 1 ]
    Job Location: Kathmandu
    Offered Salary: None
    Apply Before(Deadline): Jun. 24, 2016 00:00 (2 years ago)

    Job Description

    Department:                      BBC Media Action
    Grade:                              6
    Reports To:                       Senior Producer, Milijuli Nepali
    Based:                             Kathmandu with possible travel to field locations
    Duration:                          Up to 12 June, 2017

    Job purpose
    Reporting to the Milijuli Nepali Senior Producer, the radio producer will be responsible for scripting and presenting the programme, producing reports and case studies from the field and putting forward ideas and treatments in editorial meetings for themes to cover that directly address issues for reconstruction.  The radio producer will also be responsible for recognising the needs of the earthquake affected communities especially on reconstruction and how to use a varied range of radio techniques to pass on information to the audience in an engaging way. 

    Main Duties

    • Identify the needs of the affected community by using internal and external information coming from reliable sources including government, I/NGO, civil society, NRA, development partners, formal research and local contacts in affected areas.  
    • Contribute original ideas and treatments for content during daily editorial meetings.
    • Conduct interviews in a sensitive way with a wide range of people on location mainly on reconstruction of their houses and communities
    • Produce radio packages ready for transmission on a diverse variety of issues addressing topics around reconstruction 
    • Write the script and present the programme from the studio or out on location.  
    • Provide training and mentoring to radio producers from community radio stations on the most effective way of producing useful, timely and engaging information for the affected community. 
    • Ensure all content meets the required technical standards, BBC editorial policy and BBC values.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor 

    Essential skills and experience

    • Experience of producing and presenting radio programmes for Nepalese audiences. 
    • A strong and engaging broadcasting voice. 
    • Radio production skills, including producing editorial content, technical recording and post-production skills.
    • A proven track record in producing engaging radio content for local audiences often for women and marginalized communities.
    • Demonstrable creative ability.
    • Strong understanding of BBC editorial values and their application in programme making.
    • Ability to work on own initiative and organise time effectively within a range of often conflicting deadlines.  
    • The ability to forge strong working relations quickly and gain the trust of project stakeholders, including partners.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of how social media can be used to support the goals of Milijuli Nepali.  
    • A good standard of written and spoken English.

    Desirable skills and experience

    • Experience using media for developmental goals.
    • Good working knowledge of local languages.
    • Understanding of reconstruction practices in rural areas and the issues earthquake affected communities are facing in the rebuilding process

    Key competencies: 
    The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies. 

    • Imagination/Creative Thinking: Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
    • Managing Relationships: Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Team working.
    • Communication: The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
    • Analytical Thinking: Able to simplify complex problems, process projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships and construct frameworks, for problem solving and/or development.
    • Influencing and Persuading: Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
    • Planning and Organising: Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements
    • Self-Development: Able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development


    If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your interest in the role, and demonstrating how you fulfil the essential skills and experience, by June 24, 2016 to (with job title in the subject line).

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