Assistant Producer (Radio Drama) in Abuja, Nigeria

at BBC Media Action

Media Production
Media Production
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Male or Female

Job Description

The position is Abuja based. The contract duration is for one year with possibility of renewal subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance. The start date is February/March 2014 with a probation period of 3 months for each of the position.

Job Purpose

The Assistant Producer will support the work of the Production Department by working directly with the Producer (Radio Drama) to deliver on specific messaging and themes required by the funding partners.


    Assist the producer and production department in all activities required to produce and distribute radio drama outputs on time and within budget

    Coordinate, conduct, and communicate the results of content research on key themes and messages to ensure that all content information is accurate, clear, and unambiguous across languages

    Help to identify, contract, and liaise with contributors, interviewers, script -writers, actors, and other freelancers involved in developing and producing the radio drama.

    Support the create a process to contributing to the development of story lines and scripts, ensuring that content is both engaging and in line with project objective and lives up to be editorial values and standards.

    Perform any other duty as may be required.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience required

    Production background and experience, preferably in the area of radio drama, developing scripts arid coordinating script - writing processes

    Proven organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and be well versed in the use of the computer;

    Evidence of imagination and an enthusiasm for generating new ideas, particularly those with the widest possible audience appeal.

    Knowledge of latest production - related technology and techniques, particularly for radio recording.

    Strong understanding of the role of communications in development.


Academic/Professional Qualification

    A good first degree in Theatre Arts, Mass Communication. Communication Arts, English or the Social Sciences or any other relevant field.

    An additional certificate/Training in scriptwriting/editing, programme production, directing will be an added advantage; 


Editorial Judgment; Knowledge Sharing Planning and Organization; Managing relationships and team working;

Resilience; and Influencing-and Persuading. 


Salary - N160,000.00 gross per month

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