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BBC MEDIA ACTION (Digital Editor - Libya projects)

BBC Media Action is looking for an experienced, creative and dynamic Digital Editor (FCPX /Adobe Premiere) to work on El Kul Libya projects (production of segments and programs for social media, TV etc..). You will have proven experience in editing documentary, short films and films for social media.  The successful applicant will be able to work alone, to a brief or collaboratively with producers and other team members.  At times you will be creating high quality content from row material and will enjoy the challenge.  You will have a good understanding of editorial impartiality and accuracy and will work within BBC Editorial guidelines

Location: Tunis/Tunisia

Reports to: Series Producer, Libya

Contract duration: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2018 (with possibility of extension subject to funding)

To apply: 

You should send your CV / resume and a cover letter in English which outlines your experience and suitability for the role (PDF or MS Word format) with the title of the position in the subject line by 17th January 2018. Applications received after this date will be automatically rejected.

Please do not send certificates or other attachments. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered. Please only apply if you meet the essential knowledge, skills and experience criteria. National terms and conditions will apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Main responsibilities:

  • Receiving a brief, and maybe an outline of footage and/or a shot list, script, or screenplay; assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded
  • Inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronizing and storing them into files on the computer
  • Creating a 'rough cut' (or assembly edit) of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages;
  • Reordering and fine-tuning the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.
  • Experimenting with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements;
  • writing draft voiceover/commentary to aid the edit process. Good scripting skills would be an advantage
  • Suggesting or selecting appropriate music
  • To ensure that content meets the BBC editorial standards and is in line with its compliance procedures; to quality control the output and personally sign off all site content.


  • Proficient using Adobe Creative suite particularly Premiere pro and After Effects and/ or and Final Cut ProX and Motion
  • Ability to edit video footage as directed or to a brief
  • Creating motion graphics, and completes colour corrections and grading
  • Mixing and mastering audio. Encoding final videos to desired size and format. Archiving and storing all files, footage, graphics, and audio.
  • Fast and accurate picture and sound editing with a sense of pacing and creative use of music and sound
  • Strong editorially with an understanding of narrative and story arc and storytelling techniques. You will also have an awareness of editorial issues.
  • Bringing creativity to the work and ability to build mood in a sequence


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

  • Editorial Judgement - demonstrates balanced and objective judgement based on a thorough understanding of BBC editorial guidelines, target audience, programme and department objectives. Makes the right editorial decisions, taking account of conflicting views where necessary.
  • Managing relationships – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team. Values individual's differences and demonstrates a commitment to knowledge sharing and informal learning, for the benefit of the team.
  • Creative Leadership – Ability to lead a diverse production team, identify and nurture talent, and inspire others to realize an identified vision.
  • Planning and Organization – Able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others; planning of activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.
  • Developing Others - able to recognise potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and is willing to foster the development of that potential. Creates a climate in which potential can be realised.
  • Decision Making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  • Strategic thinking – Able to identify a vision and create plans for implementation of that vision to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, and issues in the short, medium and long-term
  • Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks for problem solving and/or development.
  • Change Management – Able to understand and anticipate the need for change and to build frameworks for planning and managing the continuous process of change.

Last date to submit the application will be on:  17/01/2018


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