Saturday, July 11, 2009

Assistant Producer: The BBC World Service Trust

Job Title: Assistant Producer
Duty Station: Dhaka
Reports To: Editor of Factual
Duration: One Year (Contingent on completion of three-month trial period)
Grade: Pay Grade 3
Posted: 9th July 2009
Deadline: 30th July 2009

The BBC World Service Trust is the BBC’s international development agency. Working in over 40 countries worldwide, the Trust uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights. In Bangladesh, the Trust is supporting and expanding programming in its key areas of focus. This includes a major project using the media to improve English language skills. Core activities include factual and drama television programs, mobile and online learning products and content for radio.

It is now launching a major project designed to use the media to improve English language skills, and is looking for an Assistant Producer / AP to work on a new prime-time television show. The terms of reference and required experience are listed below:


  • Assist senior production staff (Editor and Producers) in all stages of a television production of Factual Television programmes, with direct accountability for the execution of a specific programme brief within editorial guidelines.
  • Produce short film packages for inclusion in the show including developing stories, scripting, filming on location and editing.
  • Ensure the editorial content and visual integrity of programmes as required
  • Generate program ideas, research and source story ideas as well as pre-interview programme participants and identify programme venues.
  • Provide written briefs on participants and editorial content for Producers and Presenters.
  • Help to ensure that outputs are delivered within agreed standards, timescales and budgets.
  • Maintain flexibility where appropriate to take account of changes of circumstances and emerging technologies.
  • Travel within Bangladesh where required – always working in a flexible manner appropriate to a factual programming environment.
  • Any other associated duties that may enhance the output or impact positively on project outcomes.


  • Qualified professional with university degree and a demonstrated aptitude in television production.
  • Experience of producing short VT packages, either in factual, news or entertainment television, or experience as a commercials / promo director or producer.
  • Understanding of how to generate programme ideas/stories, particularly those that appeal to youth audiences.
  • Ability to maximize use of mobile phones, interactive and other new technologies to engage with audiences, particularly youth, and create innovative factual programming.
  • A willingness to commit to ensuring financial integrity.
  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team and to communicate effectively.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Bangla.

Applications: Interested applicants should submit a showreel of their work along with a one page cover letter and CV to apply for this position to BBCWST-Dhaka HR Officer at or can send it to IK Tower (7th Floor), CEN (A) 2, Gulshan North Avenue, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212. (Acceptable formats for showreel: DVD, DVCAM, MINI DV) The deadline for receiving applications is 30th July, 2009. The BBC is an equal opportunities employer.

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