BBC Media Action Senior Studio Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

BBC Media Action Senior Studio Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216007

Category: Media and Journalism
Location: With some travel outside Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty in developing countries. To achieve this, the BBC Media Action partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

  • Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats, based on robust research,which inform and engage audiences around key development issues.
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.
  • BBC Media Action delivers a portfolio of media projects in Ethiopia. It seeks to expand this portfolio of work, but also ensure that existing projects are delivered to time, to budget and to the highest standards, and in accordance with BBC editorial values as well as Media Action methodologies.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Technical Support

  • To lead the sound recording/editing team of studio engineers at BBC Media Action, Ethiopia
  • To coordinate all aspects of radio recording and editing with the relevant production teams, including scheduling equipment and studio needs across production activities
  • To record sound on BBC Media Action productions ensuring audio quality is first-rate and complies with BBC standards
  • To advise BBC Media Action colleagues as well as contributors, including actors and musicians, on aspects of performance relating to the sound balance
  • To advise production team and senior management members on additional hardware, software, or training needs of the staff required to meet the recording and audio quality expectations of the productions.
  • To provide technical advice for managers, planning and production staff, including surveying venues for outside broadcasts when required
  • To be responsible for the audio equipment necessary for any recording situation
  • To manage the sound studios and the studio equipment. Take responsibility for ensuring BBC technical equipment is in good working order and report problems at the first available opportunity
  • Take a leading role in capacity building and training of broadcast partners, ensuring high quality sound
  • To demonstrate an enthusiastic interest in the professional audio field with the ability to keep pace with new developments
  • Complying at all times with BBC Media Action’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy and ensuring that all freelancers and external suppliers are aware of their responsibilities under these policies.
  • Reporting any related concerns as soon as they become apparent
  • Ensuring that all recruitment is conducted according to BBC Media Action policies with a strong focus on safeguarding considerations across the entire recruitment cycle, including an assessment of the safeguarding risks associated with the role which is reflected in the assessment and interview process as appropriate, rigorous checks of professional references and inquiries made with relevant authorities.

    People Management

  • Line manages the Studio Engineers
  • Provides support and guidance on all studio
  • Ensure effective use of creative resources to deliver value for time and quality
  • Train and develop staff in line with the requirements, procedures as appropriate.

    Job Requirements

    Education and Experience

  • Technical diploma in the field of media/communications and/or a minimum 5 years’ experience of working in the broadcasting/recording industry
  • Be interested in sound recording in a variety of settings and a show an understanding of how to use sound imaginatively and to dramatic effect
  • Proven ability to use digital multi-track editing software
  • Fluency in both Amharic and English


  • Leadership – Ability to create a vision and inspire others to realize it irrespective of circumstances. Able 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
  • Creative Thinking – able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions
  • Managing relationships and team working – able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Work co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively
  • Developing Others – able to recognize potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and be willing to foster the development of that potential. Create a climate in which potential can be realized
  • Basic understanding of electrical circuitry. Ability to do simple repairs
  • Good team player – good at communicating with colleagues and collaborating to make high quality radio
  • Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy
  • Planning and organization - able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Able to priorities and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources
  • Time and Stress Management – Good time management and ability to prioritize a heavy workload under pressure
  • Self-Development – Is able to identify and apply opportunities for learning and development

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should ONLY send cover letter and CV with three names of reference to before OR on August 9, 2019.

    Note: copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters should not be included with your application. You will provide the documents upon request.
    Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

    This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and duties.
    The BBC is an equal opportunity employer.

    BBC Media Action Senior Studio Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

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