BBC Media Action
Title: TV Director
Department: BBC Media Action
Reports To: Series Producer
Based: Yangon, Myanmar with frequent travel around the country
Duration: 12 months fixed term, full time with possibility for renewal
BBC Media Action uses various forms of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change around the world. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments to produce creative programmes which inform and engage audiences around key development issues and to strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity.
BBC Media Action is delivering an exciting and challenging new programme with support from the Joint Peace Fund. The project will create a national online and television platform that increases public understanding of support for a sustainable, inclusive peace for Myanmar. Sensitive to Myanmar’s ongoing peace process and decades of civil conflict, this content will inform and engage audiences across Myanmar, amplifying the voices of those affected by conflict and building understanding of how the country’s long-running conflicts impact on political stability and development nationwide.
Reporting to the Series Producer the TV Director position requires being responsible for the TV output of BBC Media Action’s this exciting and challenging new programme. S/he will travel around the country directing multi cameras on documentaries and audience led discussion filming.
TV Director will be able to translate creatively editorial team’s vision into the programmes. S/he will understand all aspects of television production and post-production processes. TV Director is responsible for visual editing programme with producer ensuring that the final programme is BBC standard following BBC Editorial guidelines and values.
Main Duties: • Directing multi or single camera filming on locations both in documentaries and discussion ‘recorded as live’ with or without OB Van. • Overall responsibility for filming on BBC Media Action productions ensuring visual quality is first-rate and complies with BBC standards.
• Be part of all aspects of production and post- production processes of TV and online production of Myanmar Pyaw Ba. • Operate cameras or other filming equipment in time of need. • Edit discussion and documentary programmes, promos and make it TV and online broadcast worth editorial support from Senior Producer and producers. • Make sure that TV promos, TV programme and online programme is delivered in the time. • Liaise with and guide crew members about all technical requirements, e.g. lighting and camera movements, sound recording requirements, set designing, vision effects, graphics and transitions. • Make careful preparations to ensure the each programme is properly filmed ensuring BBC guidelines, provide feedback and support to presenter and contributors on camera look. • Be able to decide about the appropriate graphic style and the music for the production. Understand when it is appropriate to use visual and sound effects, and how to use them effectively. • Ensure that vulnerable contributors are protected to the highest level in accordance with BBC Guidelines. Advise the Editor on possible risks and concerns. • Know when to use different technical and creative techniques and apply these effectively. • Diagnose faults and wiring errors audio and video distribution systems and fix it. • Follow the requirements of the BBC health and safety guidelines and procedures. • Ensure that all programmes and other visual output of BBC Media Action Myanmar office are of BBC standards and quality. • Provide any additional support if and when required by the Country Director and other BBC Media Action team in any visual production.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Experience of using different format TV programmes, visuals and editing styles. • Ability to provide technical advice to Series Producer and Production Manager. • Thorough knowledge of visual editing software • Demonstrable creative ability, with ability to support staff to think creatively about programme formats and project design development. • An ability to work to tight deadlines and to balance often conflicting demands. • An 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. • Commitment to BBC Media Action’s vision, mission and objectives. • Flexibility, creativity and effectiveness in working collaboratively in a multicultural team.
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
Influencing and Persuading: Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
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.
Imagination/Creative Thinking: Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
Planning and Organising: Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others.
Resilience: Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations.
Flexibility: Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.